EAGLES HAVE MET WITH ELITE LSU LINEBACKER PATRICK QUEEN!

By Peter Gleason

The Eagles are desperate for help at linebacker, and CBS Sports is reporting they are one of four teams that have met with Patrick Queen, who is entering the NFL after a successful career at LSU.

Three teams have already met with him and a fourth team will throw themselves into the fray “in the coming days.” According to The Draft Network’s Jordan Reid, Queen has already met with the Packers, Eagles, and Ravens, and he also has a meeting scheduled with the Giants — which will take place over FaceTime, of course, due to COVID-19.

All four teams make sense as potential landing spots.

The Eagles woefully thin at linebacker with a group composed of T.J. Edwards, Duke Riley, Jatavis Brown, and Nathan Gerry. Unlike the Packers, the Eagles have a good shot of landing Queen considering where they’re situated in the first round at No. 21.

Like the Eagles, the Ravens urgently need help at linebacker. They never really replaced C.J. Mosley a year ago and then they proceeded to lose Josh Bynes in free agency this offseason. Like the Packers, the Ravens will need Queen to fall further than expected if they hope to grab him. They’re slated to pick 28th. By then, with linebacker-needy teams like the Eagles, Patriots, and Saints positioned ahead of them, Queen could be off the board.

On that note, it seems unlikely the Giants will be able to get him. Taking him at No. 4 would be a colossal reach, especially when the top-ranked linebacker, Isaiah Simmons, could be around. To get Queen, the Giants, barring a trade up, would need to wait until the 36th overall pick, but by that point he figures to be long gone.

Queen slots in as the third-best linebacker and the 28th-overall prospect on our big board here at CBS Sports. At his position group, he trails only Simmons and Kenneth Murray after a final season at LSU that included 85 total tackles, 12 of which went for a loss, and three sacks. NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein recently compared him to Thomas Davis.

All four of those teams could certainly use their own younger version of Thomas Davis.

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