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Mock Draft Roundup - A look at some early Eagles picks

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In the coming weeks I'm going to start doing my own mock draft, which may or may not be something worth getting excited over... Last year in my final mock, I had the Eagles taking TE Greg Olsen with the #26 pick. I did hit on them picking a DE on the first day, I just got the wrong one.

In the meantime I'm going to do a weekly roundup of mocks from a few draft sites I like and find credible.

Since there's a bunch, I put them after the jump...

NFL Draft Countdown

#19 Mario Manningham | WR | Michigan
If it's playmakers Donovan McNabb wants then it's a playmaker he shall get. If he's still around that is. He may have a slight frame but Mario Manningham would bring a new dimension to the Eagles offense because he can stretch the field vertically and really has a knack for getting in the endzone. All indications are that cornerback will be a very strong possibility here as well and either Leodis McKelvin or Mike Jenkins would make sense if they were available. At the end of the day though Philly simply has to give Donovan McNabb (or Kevin Kolb?) another weapon in the passing game.

#49 Charles Godfrey CB | Iowa
 Their depth behind starters Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown is extremely suspect right now.

Not a fan of Manningham with the #19 pick.

Scouts Notebook - Aqib Talib | CB | Kansas

Rivals.com

Dan Connor | LB| Penn State
The Eagles want to solidify their front seven, and this local product will be a fan favorite.

There's what a lack of research will get you... If there's one position where the Eagles do appear to be stocked with young talent it's LB. No chance the Eagles spend the #19 pick on a LB.

FF Toolbox

Desean Jackson | WR | Cal
Jackson is especially known for his outstanding speed, but in reality he's the total package and that will show during workouts. Regardless of who is at quarterback, the Eagles need a top-notch threat at wide receiver that they have been lacking in recent seasons.

I'd still be surprised to see the Eagles take a WR in round one, but Jackson wouldn't be a bad fit. Not only is he blazingly fast and can do great things with the ball... he's arguably the best return man in the country. Problem is at 6' 166 lbs he's not a big guy.

DraftTek

Round 1 - Antoine Cason | CB | Arizona
Round 2 - Jeremy Thompson | DE | Wake Forest

DraftTek actually does a full 7 round mock.

NFL Draft Blitz - Vernon Gholston | DE | Ohio State

Scout.com

Derrick Harvey | DE | Florida
The Eagles have to add depth in the secondary, but with all the top DBs off the board, Philly will look in another direction. Adding DeSean Jackson is a possibility, but in the end the Eagles will select Florida DE Derrick Harvey to replace another former Gator, Jevon Kearse.