Ah, the draft is now less than 90 hours away, so it's time to put out one final 7-round mock. Anders, Mike and myself were joined by newcomer, Philadelphia native and Raiders fan (yes, he's a weirdo -- and a masochist) Brian Hughes.
He's got a body like Randy Moss, roams the deep half like Ed Reed. He's Dexter McCoil, standing 6'4", 224 lbs, having recorded 18 INT over his four-year college career at Tulsa (17 INT in last 3 seasons). Written in honor of GGeagle/John G, sort of.
One of the hottest names over the last three months and now as we enter into the final week before the draft is do-it-all LB Sio Moore of Connecticut. Here's my scouting report of him... written in late December.
The Eagles will almost surely be looking to draft a big target at TE to complement Brent Celek and James Casey. A prospect in the mid-rounds who fits the profile is San Jose State's Ryan Otten, aka David Fales' security blanket.
The draft is about two weeks away, and Mike and I are ready to set our big boards after months of watching prospects. We'll follow the boiler plate top-5 per position and finish with our respective top-50 overall lists.
Mark this down as an installment in the "Search for SAM" series. Tristan Okpalaugo doesn't have the high profile and hype of Dion Jordan, but he's a Day 3 pick (or UDFA) who could potentially fill the same 4-3 Under SAM role for the Eagles.
Despite signing two free agents in Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams, with Curtis Marsh and Brandon Boykin also on the depth chart, most would agree that CB is still a position the Eagles must address in the draft. Enter Rashaan Melvin.
With teams just about done in free agency, draft plans have undoubtedly been adjusted. Mike Kaye and I are joined by Anders Jensen and Anthony Hart to tackle the most arduous, tedious, generally pointless of pre-draft endeavors: A full, 7-round mock!
Haven't heard Demontre Hurst's name before? I doubt you're alone. He's generally regarded as a late Day 3 pick/UDFA. As a draft nerd, what really tickles my fancy is finding value late in the draft, and that's precisely what I see in Hurst.