Finally, we have some free agent intel to give us some indication of where we are headed in the future. The Eagles used FA to build a foundation of young winners on the defensive side of the ball to create a competitive and workman like atmosphere moving forward. These types of players that were brought in, can go two ways: They can take that next step as a player and give us more than we bargained for(solidifying their future as BIRDS), or be perfectly adequate space holders until a star at their position is drafted and developed.
Dion Jordan is the only player I want to take at #4, but Im getting worried that He doesnt get passed the Jaguars at #2. So for the sake of this mock, Im going with a trade down scenario. Who better to mock a trade with, than the 2013 team thats mimicking the "SPLASHY DREAM TEAM" Eagles of a couple years back..The Miami Dolphins. They need a CB, and in this mock scenario I have them continuing their splashy ways(trying to sell tickets to get a new stadium), moving up ahead of the Lions to snatch up Dee Milner.
Eagles trade the #4 pick, and a 2014 5th rd pick to the Dolphins for #12, #42(2nd), #139(5th) and a 2014 4th rd pick.
#12: 5tec/NT Star Latululei
#35: S Jonathon Cyprien
#42) RT Kyle Long
#67) G/C Barrett Jones
#89) NT Brandon Williams(if he doesnt last we can always scoop up Montari Hughes)
#129) TE Nick "Do you like girls?" Kasa Colorado...Allegedly we are high on him
#139 CB Brandon McGee University of Miami
7th rd) Denard Robinson
7th rd) Rontez Miles DII Stud Cal(PA).. Big Hitter, compared to Laron Landry, but can play either safety spot and has better speed than some more touted Safety prospect such as Vaccaro,Lester,Swearinger, and Thomas.
Basically, I used out first draft to build how any competant organization would, and solidified us on both sides of the trenches. I also tried to focus on the secondary since we have past injury concerns. The defensive depth would look a little something like this(I expect Hybrid):