With the draft just one day away and with a major trade going down, ESPN's draft gurus Mel Kiper & Todd McShay have both released updated versions of their mock drafts.
For the Eagles, Kiper has a bit of a surprise with QB Geno Smith going at #4. However, he notes that he's projecting the player to the team moreso than where it actually happens.
"More inclined to believe they'll trade up from their Round 2 pick to get him later in Round 1, but can't reflect that here," he wrote.
McShay did not provide explanations this time around but he's clearly got a run on offensive tackles at the top with Joeckel & Fisher going 1-2 and the Eagles grabbing Lane Johnson with the #4. While I wouldn't be shocked to see the Eagles grab Johnson in that spot, I would think a trade down would be the most likely scenario should the draft fall like this. With the two top guys off the board, OT hungry teams like Arizona, Miami & San DIego could start a bidding war for the right to take Johnson at #4 and the Eagles could benefit.
|Pick||Team||Mel Kiper||Todd McShay|
|1||Kansas City Chiefs||Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M||Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M|
|2||Jacksonville Jaguars||Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU||Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan|
|3||Oakland Raiders||Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida||Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida|
|4||Philadelphia Eagles||Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia||Lane Johnson, LT, Oklahoma|
|5||Detroit Lions||Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama||Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU|
|6||Cleveland Browns||Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, Oregon||Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame|
|7||Arizona Cardinals||Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan||Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, Oregon|
|8||Buffalo Bills||Johnathan Cooper, G, North Carolina||Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse|
|9||New York Jets||Barkevious Mingo, OLB/DE, LSU||Barkevious Mingo, OLB/DE, LSU|
|10||Tennessee Titans||Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah||Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama|
|11||San Diego Chargers||Lane Johnson, LT, Oklahoma||Johnathan Cooper, G, North Carolina|
|12||Miami Dolphins||D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama||Chance Warmack, G, Alabama|
|13||New York Jets (from TB)||Chance Warmack, G, Alabama||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia|
|14||Carolina Panthers||Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri||Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah|
|15||New Orleans Saints||Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia||D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama|
|16||St. Louis Rams||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia||Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas|
|17||Pittsburgh Steelers||Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame||Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia|
|18||Dallas Cowboys||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina||Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri|
|19||New York Giants||Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington||D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston|
|20||Chicago Bears||Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame||Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia|
|21||Cincinnati Bengals||Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee|
|22||St Louis Rams (from WAS)||Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas||Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama|
|23||Minnesota Vikings||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee||Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina|
|24||Indianapolis Colts||Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State||Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State|
|25||Minnesota Vikings (from SEA)||Kevin Minter, MLB, LSU||Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame|
|26||Green Bay Packers||Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama||Matt Elam, S, Florida|
|27||Houston Texans||Robert Woods, WR, USC||Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee|
|28||Denver Broncos||D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston||Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State|
|29||New England Patriots||Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee||Datone Jones, DE, UCLA|
|30||Atlanta Falcons||Kyle Long, OL, Oregon||Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse|
|31||San Francisco 49ers||Margus Hunt, DE, SMU||Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford|
|32||Baltimore Ravens||Johnathan Cyprien, S, Florida International||Eric Reid, S, LSU|
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