We will often chat about the merits of media draft pundits and the validity of mock drafts. Often times, they're being done by people that really don't know any more than you or me and are just for entertainment purposes only.
However, there are certain guys who cover the draft that really know what they're doing. One such guy is Daniel Jeremiah, who writes for NFL.com and made his bones as an NFL scout for the Browns, Ravens and most recently... the Philadelphia Eagles.
So if there is one person in the media that's truly familiar with what Howie Roseman is looking for, it's his former employee Daniel Jeremiah. Plus, I enjoy his mocks because he's not just copy and pasting and following the general wisdom as so many of these do. There is a real variety of names in here and unfamiliar picks.
For the Eagles, he's got Utah DT Star Lotulelei.
"The Eagles are focused on getting bigger on defense as they adjust their scheme with a new coaching staff," wrote Jeremiah. "Lotulelei would form an excellent tandem with last year's first-round pick, Fletcher Cox."
Related: Our full 2013 mock draft collection
|1||Kansas City Chiefs||Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia|
|2||Jacksonville Jaguars||Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia|
|3||Oakland Raiders||Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida|
|4||Philadelphia Eagles||Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah|
|5||Detroit Lions||Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M|
|6||Cleveland Browns||Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama|
|7||Arizona Cardinals||Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan|
|8||Buffalo Bills||Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, Oregon|
|9||New York Jets||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee|
|10||Tennessee Titans||Chance Warmack, G, Alabama|
|11||San Diego Chargers||Lane Johnson, LT, Oklahoma|
|12||Miami Dolphins||Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas|
|13||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M|
|14||Carolina Panthers||Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri|
|15||New Orleans Saints||Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State|
|16||St. Louis Rams||Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina|
|17||Pittsburgh Steelers||Barkevious Mingo, OLB/DE, LSU|
|18||Dallas Cowboys||Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU|
|19||New York Giants||Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia|
|20||Chicago Bears||Kevin Minter, LB, LSU|
|21||Cincinnati Bengals||Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame|
|22||St. Louis Rams (from WAS)||Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State|
|23||Minnesota Vikings||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson|
|24||Indianapolis Colts||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue|
|25||Seattle Seahawks||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|26||Green Bay Packers||Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State|
|27||Houston Texans||Eric Reid, S, LSU|
|28||Denver Broncos||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina|
|29||New England Patriots||Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State|
|30||Atlanta Falcons||Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame|
|31||San Francisco 49ers||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia|
|32||Baltimore Ravens||Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU|