A lil over a week ago I put out my first mock draft for you guys right after the Demeco Ryans trade. Now that the draft is set in stone I went back, read your input from you guys and did a little more research and made some major changes.
First, I believe the Eagles will trade Asante Samuel. Not sure for what, or to who so it's not even in my mock draft. I mocked his replacement in the 3rd round, and I feel his pick will land somewhere in between the 3rd and 5th round and it will be a interior offensive lineman for Mudd to play with, more than likely a center.
Second, I believe we get a deal done with either Marcus McNeil or Demetrius Bell so that's why I don't have a first round choice at LT. Besides, I believe Mudd will be able to find that mid round gem and turn him into a star better than the two choices we may get at LT anyways (Reiff, Martin)
Round 1 - Luke Kuechly - MLB - Boston - At first, I had the Eagles putting a CB here to replace Asante and have some solid depth at the posistion, but going back and looking at Curtis Marsh a bit more, I decided a first wasn't the way to go and that SAM was our most important hole on the team. Luke steps in day one as a tackling machine and locks SAM down for the next few years and eventually goes to MLB to replace Ryans, or during injuries takes over for Ryans.
Round 2 - Mohammed Sanu - WR - Rutgers - We need a redzone threat, end of story. With the current receiving and TE crew that we have Andy has to draw up trick plays when in the redzone to try and get the ball in. Riley Cooper was drafted to be that person, but he has failed and I'm tired of watching him drop balls and look lost on the field. Sanu is a big bodied, extremely aggressive and angry receiver who has the talent to be the best slot receiver in the game. And he can do this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNQriF2ZBX8
Round 2 - Kendell Reyes - DT - Uconn - The most of well rounded DT in the draft and will be a great fit with Jim Washburn. Watching tape of Kendell and he is EVERYWHERE on the field. Pushes guards out of the way, gets in the backfield often for tackles for less and sacks, cashes down RBs who get away. Impressed me.
Round 3 - Trumaine Johnson - CB - Montana - Not to sure if he will still be here in the third, but I pray he is. Watched a lot of tape of him and he is a true lock down corner. Problem is, the talent he went up against of sub-par so we don't know how well he can handle true NFL quality receivers.
Round 4 - James Brown - OT - Troy - At 6-4, 306 lbs, the ultra athletic OT is exactly what Mudd needs to make this line whole again. Obviously can't compare to Peters, but you never know what Mudd will do.
Round 5 - Chris Rainey - RS - Florida - Those of you mocking him in the 2nd and 3rd round, your high. Yes he has incredible special teams talent, but that's just it. Special teams. Explosive, makes quality tacklers miss in open field and can even block punts (5), but no team is going to spend a high pick on him. Phi brings him in as a returner and the occasional 3rd down screen type RB. Yes he can line up at WR, but in the pros, your asking for him to get hurt.
Round 6 - Cordarro Law - DE - Southern Miss - A lot of people have him going as a 3-4 OLB more than a DE, but with his massive speed at 4.64 for his position, he can thrive in the wide-9 as a change of pace DE.
Round 6 - Joe Long - OT - Wayne State - We all know who is brother is. Really impressed at the Shrine game and for his size 6-5 308, he's really impressive. Raw player though for Mudd to play with.
Round 6 - Bryan Anger - P - Cal - Reportedly, according to Rotoworld.com, the Eagles were interested in bringing in Donnie Jones when the Rams cut him. So instead why not draft the best P in the draft? Anger averaged 44.3 yards per punt in his college career which is slightly better than Chas Henrys 42.9 last year.
And let the flaming begin..