The Eagles season has been over for almost a month now and there are 94 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 set. The last two picks will be decided this week after the results of the 2015 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.
Dan Kadar of Mocking the Draft had the Eagles focusing on their secondary in his last two mocks. First it was Alabama safety Landon Collins, then it was Washington cornerback Marcus Peters. This week Kadar has the Eagles going back to his original pick.
20. Philadelphia Eagles: Landon Collins, S, Alabama - While Collins is a better run defense and tackling safety, there's no reason to think he can't improve in coverage. The Eagles need to overhaul their defensive backs, and taking the best one available in the first round is a start.
For more on Collins, check out this RotoWorld breakdown.
Kadar has the Eagles passing up on cornerbacks P.J. Williams and Marcus Peters along with inside linebacker Erick Kendricks (brother of Mychal). He also has Trae Waynes landing at Houston's No. 16 overall pick.
The Eagles will certainly look to address safety at some point this offseason. Philadelphia will be looking to pair another starter with Malcolm Jenkins. Nate Allen is scheduled to be a free agent again and the Eagles could let him test the market.
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Also worth noting here is that Kadar has Mariota falling to the New York Jets at pick No. 6. He hints that Mariota could fall lower in these mocks:
"It shouldn't be a surprise to see Mariota here. It also shouldn't be a surprise if we start to see him a little lower in these mock drafts. The reasoning is because we don't know exactly how the new Jets' coaching staff likes Geno Smith and how well they think Mariota will fit. The talent should be too great to pass up, though."