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Todd McShay's 2014 NFL Mock Draft 4.0: Marqise Lee to the Eagles Yet Again

Check out our 2014 Eagles mock draft central for more opinions on who could be the #22 pick in May.

Ethan Miller

ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay released the most recent edition of his 2014 NFL Mock Draft on Thursday morning. Here's who he had the Eagles taking with the No. 22 pick (In$ider required):

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.

Pick Team Player
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

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