The NFL offseason is only a few weeks away for teams who won't make the playoffs, so naturally it's time for the return of mock drafts. Aren't you excited?
ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay released the first version of his 2015 NFL mock draft on Wednesday morning. McShay has the Eagles addressing the secondary with their pick, which is currently projected to be at No. 20. Via ESPN In$ider:
"Cornerback Trae Waynes
COLLEGE: Michigan State
Analysis: The Eagles have been better on defense this season, but cornerback remains a position of need and Waynes would be a good fit. He has good length and speed for the corner position, and he's a sure tackler who isn't afraid to come up and assist in run support. His field awareness is very impressive as well."
The recent struggles of Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher serve as a reminder that the Eagles do need an upgrade in the secondary. Also significant is that Fletcher is a free agent after the season and Cary Williams could be a cap casualty.
In the interest of quarterbacks, McShay has Oregon's Marcus Mariota going at No. 1 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jameis Winston at No. 2. to the Tennessee Titans. No other quarterbacks are listed in the first round.
This mock draft will be just the first of way too many to come. It's going to be a long offseason.