Chargers are in the market for an OT, Joeckel is reportedly a once-in-a-decade prospect at that position.
So the Chargers swap picks, and give us a second and a
fifth in exchange for losing out on such a talent at an
obvious position of need for us.
#11 Keenan Allen-WR California.
Shocker, right? After all thst talk I said about our O-Line? Well, we have two seconds and we're going to use
them properly. Allen is a perfect compliment to Jackson/
Maclin as a big, physical WR that can block, catch and
run routes at least decently. By no means does he
project to be one of those great WR's, but very very
good. Could end up being a Mitchell/Pinkston type
pick up for us.
#35-Kyle Long-OT Oregon
Big, strong, physical tackle with an NFL Body and NFL
Family pedigree. He's been quickly moving up the draft
charts, and here we should take him as a great value pick.
#45-Jordan Poyer-CB Oregon State(Via Chargers)
Poyer's been asked to do a lot in Oregon State, in their
blitz scheme, he's asked not only to man-up, but he also
has great ball instincts and unlike other ballhawking
CB's this guy can actually tackle(57 tackles)
There are character issues, but then, this is the
freaking NFL, when aren't there any? If a guy is willing
to shut up, put pads on and be a team-mate that's all
I care for.(And all Lurie cares for)
#67-Chase Thomas-OLB Stanford
At 6'4,248 with a 4.7 40 I'm hoping this kid stays early
third round-projection. He plays hard, and he uses those
athletic skills to really be an impact player for a legitimate NFL school and a legitimate conference.
#98-Alvin Bailey G-Arkansas
Having played on both the left and right sides in Arkansas's system, Alvin may yet make a name for
himself and rise higher in the projections. But if
not, the Eagles will be happy to pick him up here.
#121-Dion Sims TE-Michigan State
Standing at 6-5, 285 this guy is a mammoth, it's a wonder
why he isn't projected any higher. It likely has to do with the Big10 not being rated very highly as a conference
but it also has to do with having to block more for an
inconsistent O-Line and QB.
Kid basically has major upside and would love to have him
#130-Shawn Williams SS-Georgia
Kid has LB size, with Safety speed and he should be able to nail down tackles, but at times he doesn't hesitating a bit. It's as if he knows he has the stuff to be a
top safety but doesn't know how to actually use it.
Along with Poyer and Thomas, Williams becomes our third
high upside pick even if he hadn't had the experience or
consistency yet at the college level.
#155-Brad Wing P-LSU(Via Chargers)
Last year, the Eagles had arguably one of the worst
Special Teams in football and the epic mess came about due
to a number of things, but one of them was the simple
matter that we didn't have good punting and by good
I mean elite.
Averaging 44 Yards a punt(2nd in the SEC), the kid could
easily be our Alex Henery. Like Poyer before him, he's
had his college question marks, including violating team
rules and though it's uncomfirmed he apparently failed a
But it's called high upside, and for the Eagles to
return where we want to return we're going to have to
take some guys who'll need to learn how to grow up and become men on and off the football field.
#181- Brad Sorensen QB-Southern Utah
So I Finally draft a QB. Standing at 6-4, 235
The "Great" West Conerence Offensive MVP finished second in the Big Sky in Total Yards, Passing yards per game and passing touchdowns per game. In total, 61 TD's to
only 27 INT in his three year career.
A combination of lack of athletic ability and poor
competition has him ranked early 6th round, but he fits a
need and you can't just completely dismiss the ability
to come into a program, start right away and be a
very good QB. Could he be our 'find'? Or just a good
back-up? We'll see :D.
#212-Tyrann Mathieu CB, LSU
I know, I've drafted a lot of character guys in my latest
mock. But is getting busted for pot the worst thing
in the world? The other thing is going to be that
he's a tad bit small at 5-9, but the guy's made plays
throughout his college career and Miles really put him
in a position for NFL success with daily work as a
special teams guy.
Theoretically, the Eagles should now get some good punt
returns this year.
#232-Jonathan Cyprien SS, FIU(Via Colts)
Beautiful thing about 7th round fillers? You can find
some pretty interesting prospects. At 6-0, 210 and
running a 4.5 40, this is another dude to add to the
Special Teams to actually do something instead of
wailing one's arms while people rush by us for yards.
And if the kid can actually play Safety at the NFL
level, all the better to push the likes of Coleman and Allen to somehow A: play better
or B: Get off the football team.
Post-Draft Analysis: I opted for adding skill players early in the draft(Allen, Sims) while
rounding out with good O-Linemen in Long and Bailey. Defensive prospects like Thomas, Poyer and
Williams have a lot of potential. Wing, Sorensen, Mathieu and Cyrprien are all projects/gambles
but if half of them pay off, this is another 2012-like draft class.
Yatta, yatta(Insert a bunch of cuts), we're basically going to have a bunch of cap-space and needs.
Cliff Avril(DE, Detroit)- 5 Years, 8 Million.
I know there's a portion of Eagles Nation who wanted to draft Star to pair up with Cox to dominate the
trenches for years to come, but why not go for the proven NFL Beast? At only 26 years old,
he'd be 31 when the contract ends. Just right in money and years.
Sebastian Vollmer(OT, NE) 3 Years, 5 Million.
Herremans is at his best as a guard, rather than a tackle. And putting Vollmer as a part of our O-Line
would be a major step-up. Given his nearing 30, injury concerns and the Pats front-office I think we can
sneak away with this signing.
Ronde Barber(FS, Bucs)-3 Years, 6 million.
Barber's been the heart and soul of the Bucs defense, but would he rather stick around a rebuilding program
or go to a team that just needed to be re-tooled? A hard nosed, physical tackler that makes
plays he'd be a huge addition.
You don't build your teams in free agency? That's technically true, but you do complete them through
free agency. The Falcons actually have several guys who'll enter free agency and I'll pounce on this one.
Even *if* Peters is healthy, he's old, likely to decline soon and if you're a good football
player like Baker is, we'll find a place for him somewhere.