22. Philadelphia Eagles: Marqise Lee, WR, USC
Lee would give the Eagles' receiving corps a shot in the arm. Right now it's Jeremy Maclin (who is coming off of a torn ACL), Riley Cooper and a few question marks. Lee isn't the burner that DeSean Jackson was for this offense, and he struggled with drops in 2013 much more so than he did his first two seasons, but he has good field speed and is a threat after the catch. Lee did some serious damage to Chip Kelly's Oregon teams in 2011 and 2012, with a combined 20 catches for 344 yards and three touchdowns.
Lee is becoming quite the common pick for the Eagles by mock drafters. Such results were apparent in BGN's mock draft roundup. Recently both Mel Kiper Junior's latest mock draft and SB Nation's mock draft have Lee going to the Eagles at No. 22. Now McShay joins the group think.
It's really no surprise because Lee to the Eagles makes a lot of sense. Kelly is certainly familiar with Lee from their time in college. Lee is also scheduled to visit with the Eagles soon. It won't be the first time the Eagles met with Lee this offseason, according to reports. You have to imagine Kelly appreciates Lee's ability to rack up yards after the catch.
As far the Eagles' second round pick goes, McShay had them going defense:
54. Philadelphia Eagles: Terrence Brooks, S, Florida State
Brooks is something of a reach for the Eagles here, but they need a safety and Brooks brings good playmaking ability.
The player here might make sense, but I'm not sure if the reasoning is sound. The Eagles learned their lesson about reaching for picks in the 2011 NFL Draft (see: Danny Watkins, Jaiquawn Jarrett). And the Eagles don't necessarily need a safety. Malcolm Jenkins is the starter at one position and Nate Allen was an adequate starter for the Eagles last season. Sure, ideally the Eagles would like to upgrade at safety. But they don't need to reach if they just want to add another body.
Here's a full list of McShay's first round picks. To read his explanation for each selection, you need to have ESPN In$ider.
|1||Houston Texans||Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina|
|2||St. Louis Rams||Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn|
|3||Jacksonville Jaguars||Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo|
|4||Cleveland Browns||Blake Bortles, QB, UCF|
|5||Oakland Raiders||Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson|
|6||Atlanta Falcons||Jake Matthews, OT, Texams A&M|
|7||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Mike Evans, WR, Texams A&M|
|8||Minnesota Vikings||Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M|
|9||Buffalo Bills||Eric Ebron, TE, UNC|
|10||Detroit Lions||Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama|
|11||Tennessee Titans||Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville|
|12||New York Giants||Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan|
|13||St. Louis Rams||C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama|
|14||Chicago Bears||Aarond Donald, DT, Pittsburgh|
|15||Pittsburgh Steelers||Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State|
|16||Dallas Cowboys||Timmy Jernigan, DT, FSU|
|17||Baltimore Ravens||Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame|
|18||New York Jets||Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon St.|
|19||Miami Dolphins||Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia|
|20||Arizona Cardinals||Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville|
|21||Green Bay Packers||Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU|
|22||Philadelphia Eagles||Marqise Lee, WR, USC|
|23||Kansas City Chiefs||Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana|
|24||Cincinnati Bengals||Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State|
|25||San Diego Chargers||Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State|
|26||Cleveland Browns||Kelvin Benjamin, WR, FSU|
|27||New Orleans Saints||Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech|
|28||Carolina Panthers||Joel Bitonio, OT, Nevada|
|29||New England Patriots||Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame|
|30||San Francisco 49ers||Jason Verrett, CB, TCU|
|31||Denver Broncos||Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota|
|32||Seattle Seahawks||Xavier Su'a-Filo, G, UCLA|