Philadelphia Eagles 7 Round Mock

Joseph Morgan

Joseph Morgan

I have been a published writer since I was 16 years old. I'm also currently a Staff Writer For Grand Strand,and operate my own Magazine: The Pelican Times. Writing for Goingfor2.com is by far my favorite publication.I reside in beautiful Myrtle Beach South Carolina.
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Round 1 No. 14(19) Overall: RB Christian Mccaffery

WR John Ross likely won’t fall to the Eagles. In my opinion that still works out well for them, as they arguably get the second best RB in this year’s deep class. He’s very explosive, cuts well, and quickly gets to the third level. He is bigger and stronger than Dalvin Cook who’s also talented, yet still, has elite speed. A team high on CB Marlon Humphrey could give good old Howie Roseman a call. This would allow The Philadelphia Eagles to trade back a few spots, and get another second or third round draft pick. Unless the Saints get really desperate for a certain DL at Number 14 It will be a third round pick that they receive.

 

Round 2 No. 43 overall: CB Fabian Moreau 

The Eagles fill their biggest need with Moreau. He is a shutdown CB, who would be a first rounder if this class wasn’t soo deep. He’s a day one starter who is better than The Jaguar’s A.J. Bouye, and for a small fraction of the cost. He ran a 4.35 40 at the NFL Combine which only furthered the point that he can cover and run with WRs in The NFL.

Round 3 No. 74 Overall: WR Carlos Henderson

Henderson is explosive, athletic, fast, productive, has great hands, and is a reliable target. He reminds me of former Eagle’s WR Jeremy Maclin only slightly tougher. He’s a No. 1 WR in the making. Last year he hauled in 83 catches for 1,535 yards and 19 touchdowns. Yes, I know! The Eagles signed not just one but two Pro Bowl game-changing players at the position in free agency with WR Alshon Jeffry, ( A top 5 NFL WR) and Torrey Smith who’s a Desean Jackson like burner, and WR Jordan Matthews does have talent in the slot. That being said you can never have too many talented receivers in today’s pass happy NFL. Not to mention I fully expect WR Dorial Green-Beckham to be traded or cut after a below average 2016 campaign.

The Eagles Second (Via Trade) Third Round Pick: CB Sidney Jones

Jones is going to slide at least for two rounds, and the Eagles would be insane to pass up on him here. If not for his heartbreaking pro day injury he would have been a top ten pick, and he is rehabbing very well. He may play halfway through the season giving The Eagles two number 1 corners. This pick is a steal. I have Jones being drafted in the 3rd to 4th round on athletic ability and upside alone. This pick is a no-brainer for a team that is starting to look like the team to beat in the NFC East with The Redskins a sinking ship, The Giants QB Eli Manning aging, and The Cowboy’s potentially losing their best player RB Ezekiel Elliot for who knows how many games this season, and likely more.

Rd. 4 (one of two): DE Tarell Basham

The Eagles only have one Edge Rusher who is guaranteed to be productive in Brandon Grahm. DE Vinny Curry needs to step up, and start playing like a DE worthy of his contract this season or he will be looking for a new team in 2018. Drafting Basham here is a great insurance policy. He’s very talented, strong, runs with a high motor, is a team-first guy, and is coming off a great season. Last year he posted over 11 sacks. I’m surprised he isn’t projected to go higher.

Rd. 4 (their second pick in this round): CB Kevin King

Some people have King going as high as round 3. I see him taking a big slide into the back end of the 4th round. Here’s why: While very talented, we don’t know if he’s a starting corner, or nickel corner, or a starting FS. I think he can play nickel CB, and eventually start on the outside as a CB, and eventually be a Shutdown Corner who can contribute as a rookie. He has tons of upside and is worth the pick. Most draft experts have him selected as high as the back end of round 2. Some have him falling to round 5. If he’s here in at this pick the Eagles would be wise to select him.

Rd. 5: RB James Connor

The Philadelphia Eagles have had success drafting a running back from Pitt before when they drafted LeSean McCoy in the second round in 2009, and Connor is just as talented. With Ryan Matthews slotted to be cut as soon as his neck heals, the Eagles currently only have Darren Sproles at RB. While very talented Sproles is a WR more than he is a true RB. Drafting two talented RBs makes sense. With Darren Sproles, Christian McCaffery, and James Connor The Philadelphia Eagles would have a three-headed monster rushing attacks like they did back in 2002. James Connor (in my opinion has not gotten the hype that he deserves, and is talented enough to be a second-round pick) This is a great value pick for The Eagles.

Rd. 6: DT Vincent Taylor

Taylor could be drafted higher, but many experts seem asleep while scouting him even after he ran a 5.07-second 40-yard dash. Last season he had 7 sacks and 3 forced fumbles. He is also very athletic. I read one mock draft where he fell to the final round. He is a potential steal and someone who can compete with Beau Allen to replace departed DT Bennie Logan.

Rd: 7:  WR: DeAngelo Yancy

Pro Football Focus has Yancy going completely undrafted despite a 4.53 40 at the combine and having a career year this season for Purdue. He had 50 catches for 952 yards and 10 TDs, and he averaged a ridiculous 19 yards per catch. He only started as a senior, so I do get it to some extent. He would likely be a third-round selection if he wasn’t entering the deepest draft at his position I’ve ever seen. he had a recent visit with The Packers and has a visit with The Eagles next week. He could be the steal of the 2017 NFL Draft and is certainly worth a flier in this round.

 


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Joseph Morgan

I have been a published writer since I was 16 years old. I'm also currently a Staff Writer For Grand Strand, and operate my own Magazine: The Pelican Times. Writing for Goingfor2.com is by far my favorite publication. I reside in beautiful Myrtle Beach South Carolina.

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Joseph Morgan

I have been a published writer since I was 16 years old. I'm also currently a Staff Writer For Grand Strand, and operate my own Magazine: The Pelican Times. Writing for Goingfor2.com is by far my favorite publication. I reside in beautiful Myrtle Beach South Carolina.

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