New Eagles Mock(Embracing the Chip Kelly Era)
Chip's a very great guy. Smart, intelligent wants to
win. And as such, I'll do my best to make the best mock
DE Trent Cole
100th overall(4th round selection)
Buffalo needs or probably wants a second DE next to
Mario Williams. Cole had a poor year, but perhaps he
can rebound in a new system.
As for us, we have young depth at that position that's
showed promise and potential. Its time to get Curry/Graham some major snaps.
#4 Dee Milliner CB-Alabama
Standing at 6'1, he really closes the gaps well and
hits HARD. Quite to the contrary of some others(Cough,
Nmandi, cough.) This pick makes letting Nmandi go an
easy decision. Nmandi was simply very over-rated and
a costly mistake for Eagles Nation.
#35 Robert Woods WR-USC
Chip loves speed, this kid's explosive in both speed
and leaping ability. According to scouting reports, the
blocking ability for a WR is there but it just has to
be brought out. Looking for a compliment to Desean/Maclin
I was hoping for a more bigger WR target but this
kid's good too.
#72 Justin Pugh LT-Syracuse
Touted as the best LT in Syracuse history, Pugh stands
at 6-5, 298 pounds. The argument is that he has to
get bigger, but he's got good foot coordination and he
can push the block. Things that are essential in a Kelly
#96 Jamie Collins, OLB-Southern Miss
Fast, fast, fast. Also incredibly fit for the OLB in any
system(In fact, Southern Miss ran a hybrid defense).
Runnin a 4.5 on the 40, having made the All-Conference
USA First Team he led the nation in tackles for loss
with 20. YES, 20! As well as 10 sacks, which was
third in the conference.
#100(Via Buffalo) Tyrann Mathieu CB-LSU
The Honey Badger's gonna have to prove that he's ready for the NFL. That he's corporated with authorities
but if he does well on his interviews, this is a guy Chip would love to take. He talked about
having an attacking defense with speed and that's what Mathieu does. He also has been groomed to
be a special teams monster, so he can help out there as well.
#127 Terron Armstead T/G-Arkansas Pine-Bluff
He's more like a Guard, and a very good one. Has the agility to move up and block to the second
level. He weighs at a very nice thick 300 pounds. Another Kelly type of lineman that can play
physical, fast and hard.
#161 Quinn Sharp P-Oklahoma State
Arguably the best kicker in the Nation(45 Yards per). He could also double as a reserve kicker(11.7 Scoring
average). That kind of versatility earns him a top-5 pick in the sixth round.
#192 Bruce Taylor ILB-Virginia Tech
Kid's a pure LB, he sheds blocks incredibly well and he plays the run exceptionally well too. What
drops his draft stock is the fact that he doesn't appear to have alot of upside, nor is he a guy you want
playing in space. But I think along with Collins, we really strengthened our linebackers on draft day
#212 Jonathan Cyprien SS-FIU
In my previous mock, I wanted to take a flier on this kid and I still do. Seventh round, safety's a
position of need. Why not?
With news that we're switching to a 3-4 defense, I wanted to nab fast, strong and hard hitting linebackers
and I think I did that. In addition, Chip Kelly wants speed on both sides of the ball, so I targeted
Offensive linemen who could move up to the second level and create space for Shady/Brown.
Woods is the BPA at the second round, ALA Curry last year and he's too talented not to take him.
The money that would've been invested in Nnamdi can now go to the O-Line or Safety spot. It's not that
free agency in of itself is a bad thing, it's that FA completes a team, it doesn't build it. That's what
the draft is for.
I think this draft helped to supplement and build a winning culture here. And I think my mocks have
gotten better each time I posted one.