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ChaoticEagle's Comprehensive Guide to the 2010 NFL Draft Part 2 - The Mock Draft...(s)?

ChaoticEagle's Comprehensive Guide to the 2010 NFL Draft Part 2 - The Mock Draft...(s)?

 

Alright boys and girls, you know the drill, however, this is Part 2 - its Mock Draft time. I can't even begin to describe to you all how god-forsakenly difficult it was to try and predict what the Eagles will be doing this draft, and it's justifiably so; the Eagles have so many options to take this draft, to try and successfully envision what happens is equivalent to trying to find the proverbial needle-in-the-haystack.

With that being said, I'm bringing not one, not two, but three different scenarios that I've managed to formulate within this tired, caffeine injected brain of mine, all of which I think have a somewhat realistic chance of happening. Actually, screw it; this is all just pure speculation. I believe the phrase is "The NFL Draft isn't rocket science, it's a crapshoot." Eh, but I do suppose that's the fun of it...right?

Well, here goes nothing...

 

Key-Notes: I did attempt to make trades for these scenarios. Keep in mind the uncertain and certainly subjective nature of NFL Draft Day trades; that being said, I attempted to keep them as realistic as possible; complete with reasoning and so forth. Not to mention that I've also taken into account free-agency and current roster members and such...bleh, let's just get this thing rolling.

Another Note: In all due honesty, I rushed this out because I was just simply running out of time. The draft just came upon us so quickly, I just ran out of time to do all the proper research and so forth. Hopefully this will suffice.

 

First of all, with the most recent of trades, I've inserted a quick update on the "team needs" list, with probable round selections included. It goes as such:

1A. Safety - High pick in the first 2 rounds likely, with an option to trade up in first round.
1B. Cornerback - Two high picks within the first 3 rounds, first two picks on Corners a probable situation.
3. Center - High pick in the first 3 rounds, perhaps on a versatile lineman who can fill in at different positions.
4. Guard - High pick in the first 3 rounds, like Center, someone versatile.
5. Defensive End - High pick to UDFA, depending on value; anywhere from Round 2 to UDFA, multiple pickups possible.
6. Tackle - High to Mid round pick, depth needed, could also be on someone versatile.
7. Linebacker - Mid round pick to UDFA; probably someone for depth, UDFA also since talent is deep.
8. Defensive Tackle - Mid to Late round pick that can fill in the rotation.
9. Quarterback - Mid round pick to UDFA; project Quarterback who can be a backup.
10. Tight End - Late round pick on someone who can provide depth.
11. Punter - Late round pick on Zoltan Mesko; likely.
12. Running Back - Late round pick to UDFA; challenge for number 3 spot.
13. Wide Receiver - Late round pick to UDFA; tall receiver who can provide a "Red-zone Target".
14. Kicker - Perhaps UDFA, but none really necessary at this time.
15. Fullback - None necessary.
16. Long Snapper - Why?

 

Oh, and while we're on the subject of keeping everyone updated, here are the current Eagles draft picks.

Round 1 - Pick 24 - 24th Overall Pick

Round 2 - Pick 5 - 37th Overall Pick

Round 2 - Pick 23 - 55th Overall Pick

Round 3 - Pick 6 - 70th Overall Pick

Round 3 - Pick 23 - 87th Overall Pick

Round 4 - Pick 7 - 105th Overall Pick

Round 4 - Pick 23 - 121st Overall Pick

Round 6 - Pick 31 - 200th Overall Pick

Round 7 - Pick 36 - 242nd Overall Pick

Round 7 - Pick 37 - 243rd Overall Pick

 

Eagles Draft Day Scenario 1A/1B: Eagles trade up for Eric Berry

OK, so I lied, I actually split this up into two scenarios (which makes 4 scenarios total), because I just couldn't decide on which one seemed more likely. On one hand, I envision that the Eagles would have to trade with the Kansas City Chiefs to pick up Berry; it's likely that the Chiefs will take Berry with the 5th overall pick. In the event that Berry manages to slip through the (incredibly thin) cracks all the way down to the 10th overall pick with the Jaguars, I would be inclined to believe that the Eagles will be working the lines furiously to get a trade in place. Hence, I have two "Eagles trade up for Eric Berry" type scenarios.

 

Scenario 1A - Kansas City Trade

Trade #1: Eagles trade their 1st (24), 2nd (55), 3rd (70) and Omar Gaither to Kansas City for their 1st (5)

Why the Eagles do it: The Eagles want Berry; the Kansas City Chiefs are the first team expected to take Berry. Omar Gaither is added to the trade to help the trade move along (and to let the Eagles keep their coveted 37th overall pick), and Omar Gaither is expendable with the recent trade for Ernie Sims.

Why the Chiefs do it: The Chiefs want to trade down, and the Eagles are willing to trade up. The Chiefs can get a nice package of picks to help rebuild their franchise, and obtain an experienced LB in Gaither to help boost their LB corps.

Round 1 - Pick 5 - 5th Overall Pick

Eric Berry - S - Tennessee

Round 2 - Pick 5 - 37th Overall Pick

Devin McCourty - CB - Rutgers

Round 3 - Pick 23 - 87th Overall Pick

Jon Asamoah - OG - Illinois

Round 4 - Pick 7 - 105th Overall Pick

Daniel Te'o-Nesheim - DE - Washington

Trade #2: Eagles trade their 4th (121) to Baltimore for their two 5th's (156, 157)

Why the Eagles do it: The Eagles would probably do well to find a way to trade down at some point in the draft after losing quite a few picks in the Kansas City trade. The question is, will there be a team willing to trade up?

Why the Ravens do it: The Ravens don't have a 3rd or 4th round pick, and would probably like to take a CB or TE that managed to fall to the 4th round.

Round 5 - Pick 25 - 156th Overall Pick

Stevenson Sylvester - OLB - Utah

Round 5 - Pick 26 - 157th Overall Pick

Walter McFadden - CB - Auburn

Round 6 - Pick 31 - 200th Overall Pick

Zoltan Mesko - P - Michigan

Round 7 - Pick 36 - 242nd Overall Pick

Reggie Stephens - OG - Iowa State

Round 7 - Pick 37 - 243rd Overall Pick

David Gettis - WR - Baylor

 

Scenario 1B - Jacksonville Trade

Trade #1: Eagles trade their 1st (24), 2nd (55), and Victor Abiamiri to Jacksonville for their 1st (10)

Why the Eagles do it: Again, the Eagles want Berry. In this case, Berry dropped all the way to the 10th pick in the draft, and I'm sure if that were the case, the Eagles will be all over the phone lines trying to get something done.

Why the Jaguars do it: The Jaguars are another team that would like to trade down in the draft, and can get a couple of solid draft picks plus a DE to help with their last-ranked pass rush.

Round 1 - Pick 10 - 10th Overall Pick

Eric Berry - S - Tennessee

Round 2 - Pick 5 - 37th Overall Pick

Devin McCourty - CB - Rutgers

Round 3 - Pick 6 - 70th Overall Pick

Ed Wang - OT - Virginia Tech

Round 3 - Pick 23 - 87th Overall Pick

Amari Spievey - CB - Iowa

Round 4 - Pick 7 - 105th Overall Pick

Daniel Te'o-Nesheim - DE - Washington

Round 4 - Pick 23 - 121st Overall Pick

Matt Tennant - C - Boston College

Round 6 - Pick 31 - 200th Overall Pick

Zoltan Mesko - P - Michigan

Round 7 - Pick 36 - 242nd Overall Pick

Joique Bell - RB - Wayne State

Round 7 - Pick 37 - 243rd Overall Pick

Clifton Geathers - DE - South Carolina

 

Scenario 2 - Dual CBs Scenario

Trade #1: Eagles trade their 1st (24), 3rd (87), and Trevor Laws to the NY Jets for their 1st (29) and 2nd (61)

Why the Eagles do it: In the case the Eagles do not get Eric Berry, I'm almost certain they'll trade down  rather than up, because with players like Earl Thomas and Kyle Wilson now being projected to go in the Top 15, it would be wise for the Eagles to trade down a bit.

Why the Jets do it: The Jets are in need of some Defensive help on the front seven, and are unlikely to find any of the best talent (such as Odrick, Kindle) at the 29th pick. The Jets might want to trade up a bit and snag someone before they're gone, and pickup some front seven help in Laws as well.

Trade #2: Eagles trade Michael Vick to Oakland for Kirk Morrison

Why the Eagles do it: OK, in all due honesty, this is pure speculation (on both value and likelihood), but in any case, if this happened, it would remove LB as a need in the draft; maybe a late round or UDFA. The Eagles will then probably dip into free agency and sign a QB.

Why the Raiders do it: Al Davis is crazy, has an affinity for insane physical specimens, and has a dire need at QB (how is Jamarcus Russell still in the league?), and word has it that the Raiders aren't interested in keeping Morrison on the team.

Round 1 - Pick 29 - 29th Overall Pick

Devin McCourty - CB - Rutgers

Round 2 - Pick 5 - 37th Overall Pick

Kareem Jackson - CB - Alabama

Trade #3: Eagles trade their 2nd (55) and 6th (200) to Cleveland for their two 3rd's (71, 92)

Why the Eagles do it: There's still plenty of viable talent in the 3rd round, and are willing to trade down to get some players in that round.

Why the Browns do it: The Browns needs help in the secondary, and can probably pick up a sliding defensive back with this pick.

Round 2 - Pick 29 - 61st Overall Pick

Morgan Burnett - S - Georgia Tech

Round 3 - Pick 6 - 70th Overall Pick

Jon Asamoah - OG - Illinois

Round 3 - Pick 7 - 71st Overall Pick

Ed Wang - OT - Virginia Tech

Round 3 - Pick 28 - 92nd Overall Pick

Daniel Te'o-Nesheim - DE - Washington

Round 4 - Pick 7 - 105th Overall Pick

Marcus Easley - WR - Connecticut

Trade #4: Eagles trade their 4th (121) to Baltimore for their two 5th's (156, 157)

Reasons: See above during the "Kansas City trade scenario".

Round 5 - Pick 25 - 156th Overall Pick

Zoltan Mesko - P - Michigan

Round 5 - Pick 26 - 157th Overall Pick

Deji Karim - RB - Southern Illinois

Round 7 - Pick 36 - 242nd Overall Pick

Brandon Deaderick - DT - Alabama

Round 7 - Pick 37 - 243rd Overall Pick

Zac Robinson - QB - Oklahoma State

 

Scenario 3 - No Movement

Round 1 - Pick 24 - 24th Overall Pick

Devin McCourty - CB - Rutgers

Round 2 - Pick 5 - 37th Overall Pick

Nate Allen - S - South Florida

Round 2 - Pick 23 - 55th Overall Pick

Chris Cook - CB - Virginia

Round 3 - Pick 6 - 70th Overall Pick

Jon Asamoah - OG - Illinois

Round 3 - Pick 23 - 87th Overall Pick

Ed Wang - OT - Virginia Tech

Round 4 - Pick 7 - 105th Overall Pick

Daniel Te'o-Nesheim - DE - Washington

Round 4 - Pick 23 - 121st Overall Pick

D'Anthony Smith - DT - Louisiana Tech

Round 6 - Pick 31 - 200th Overall Pick

Zoltan Mesko - P - Michigan

Round 7 - Pick 36 - 242nd Overall Pick

Joique Bell - RB - Wayne State

Round 7 - Pick 37 - 243rd Overall Pick

David Gettis - WR - Baylor

 

Well, there you have it, basically, what I managed to scrounge up before the 2010 NFL Draft. I really wanted to at least give small one-liners next to each pick to justify, among other things (UDFA  pickups, Free Agency options, etc.), but like I said, I just simply ran out of time (not to mention my brain feels like it's going to explode). Either way, the draft starts tomorrow, and I can't wait to see what the Eagles do with all the ammo they have at their disposal. Will they move up and grab a coveted Safety? Or will the price be too high, and will they look to fill other needs first instead? So many directions, only one they can choose... should be one hell of a time. Again, feel free to chime in with your opinions, because I feel that a lot of you out there are going to have much to say...heh, anyways...

This is ChaoticEagle, see you all at the draft!

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