Todd McShay Identifies Eagles "Impact" Picks

Now that the draft is in the books, ESPN's Todd McShay has combed through each teams' draft class an identified the player he thinks will make the biggest initial impact and the one he's most intrigued by.

Impact pick: ILB Mychal Kendricks (second) -- He's the kind of rangy linebacker who fits perfectly in Philly. Kendricks is quick, instinctive and makes plays outside the box, and he's very good on third down with the ability to hold up in underneath zone coverage. He's also an underrated pass-rusher who will find a way to get on the field and likely end his rookie season as a productive starter.
Intruiging pick: CB Brandon Boykin (fourth) He suffered an injury at the Senior Bowl and has two concussions on record, but assuming Boykin can stay on the field he's another perfect fit for a team in desperate need of a nickelback who can cover the slot. He has speed and natural athleticism, and while he develops on defense, Boykin can be a big-time weapon in the return game and even get some touches on offense.

Kendricks is a pretty easy pick to have the most impact because he's got the least amount of competition for a starting job and/or snaps. Fletcher Cox has Cullen Jenkins & Mike Patterson in front of him, both of which are guys with years of starting experience. Vinny Curry has arguably the best set of DEs in football as well the Eagles' former 1st rounder Brandon Graham to compete with.

Kendricks has what? Moise Fokou? Akeem Jordan?

And I think we'd all agree that Boykin is intriguing. For me, it's mostly due to his return ability. That's what I'm most looking forward to seeing.

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