The Eagles season is over and there are 101 days until the 2015 NFL Draft starts on April 30, 2015, so let's kill some time with our regularly schedule Mock Draft Monday series. Picks 1-30 of the 2015 NFL Draft order are now set. The last two picks will be decided after the 2015 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.
Last week Dan Kadar of SB Nation's Mocking the Draft released a mock draft that featured the Eagles passing up on Alabama safety Landon Collins and instead taking Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes. This week Kadar has the Eagles taking a defensive back yet again.
"20. Philadelphia Eagles: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington - It's true, Peters didn't get along with coaches at Washington and was dismissed from the team. It's not true that came after choking a coach. Teams will be spending a lot of time on Peters' character to see if he checks out. If it does, he's the best cornerback in the draft."
It's hard to imagine the Eagles being interested in Peters given his character concerns. Will they gamble on talent at some point, though?
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"CB Marcus Peters - I wouldn't say the Eagles were a total mess at cornerback last season, but Brandon Boykin was arguably the best performer for them, though that was in a little more than 500 snaps. They really need to add talent at the position, and, in that regard, Peters is arguably the best cornerback in the entire draft. He's strong, can press, has outstanding awareness and has big-time ball skills. His footwork can be sloppy, but that's a symptom of a guy with the talent to make up for it. Peters has question marks when it comes to coachability, as he was dismissed from the team at Washington. The draft process will tell us whether that's construed as "competitive" or "hard to deal with," but there's no question the kid can play."
"WR Kevin White - Let's go ahead and assume the Eagles re-sign Jeremy Maclin, one way or another. He and Jordan Matthews form a solid 1-2 punch in the passing game. White could push the WR unit over the top. Standing 6-3 and possessing the talent to win at any level of the field, White would be the outside threat Philadelphia thought it had in Riley Cooper."
"SS Landon Collins - Collins would be a huge upgrade in Philadelphia and his physical play style fits the NFC East."
What do you think of these picks?