SB Nation's Mocking the Draft released their latest 2014 . This mock goes two rounds deep. It's also the first mock since the on MondayEagles released wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Let's see who MTD has the Eagles taking this time around:
22. Philadelphia Eagles - Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
5-11, 207 lbs | Spider graph
Earl Wolff didn't exactly impress in somewhat limited duty for the Eagles as a rookie. Pryor is a big-impact safety who can set the tone for the secondary. He unleashes bigger hits than any safety in the draft this year and has good hands in coverage.
Pryor is hardly an unfamiliar name for the Eagles when it comes to mock drafts. The Eagles need still need help in the secondary and Pryor is a fan-favorite target due to his big hits and play-making ability. For those who desire Brandin Cooks as part of the replacement plan for DeSean Jackson, MTD has him being picked at 28. But the Eagles pick up a wide receiver later when they take...
54. Philadelphia Eagles - Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU
5-11.5, 204 lbs | Spider graph
There is not a lot of sexiness to Landry's game. He's not a classic 6'5 receiver, nor does he have breakaway speed. But Landry can do all the little things better than most receivers in the draft this year. He enjoys blocking, playing special teams and going over the middle. Above all that, though, Landry has very good hands. In many ways, he's similar to a lot of the unheralded receivers Chip Kelly had at Oregon.
The qualities that MTD lists in their explanation for the pick certainly seem to be desirable for Chip Kelly. Then again, it remains to be seen if Landry is good value here. He's currently ranked as the #76 overall prospect on CBS Sports. Landry failed to flash any kind of special athleticism at the NFL Combine. Despite his shortcomings in raw talent, Landry was still productive at LSU. I can see reasonable cases both for and against Landry here.
How do you feel about these picks? Were there better options available?