The 2014 NFL season has been over for a week now. It was weird having a Sunday without any football on, but that's how it goes. There are 80 days until the 2015 NFL Draft begins on April 30, 2015, so let's kill some time with our regularly scheduled Mock Draft Monday series. Don't forget to also check out last week's mock draft roundup.
The theme of this week's mock draft is all about options. Last year the Eagles kind of ran out of options when they were on the board at No. 22. The top six players they wanted were gone and they weren't able to trade up due to the Sammy Watkins trade establishing an expensive precedent to trade up. The Eagles traded down to No. 26 and reportedly wanted to trade down again but figured they didn't want to risk losing out on first round pick Marcus Smith II.
But enough about last year. To no surprise, SB Nation's Dan Kadar has the Eagles taking a cornerback this week.
"20. Philadelphia Eagles: P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State - It's almost impossible to think about the Eagles and what they need and not conclude it's a defensive back. In this scenario, Williams is the best on the board."
The 6-0, 196 pound Williams finished his FSU career as a junior with 74 tackles, four interceptions, one sack, and one forced fumble. While he might have the size Philadelphia likes, there are some off the field concerns. Read this story about how he fled a car crash but only ended up getting two traffic tickets. Both Williams and Marcus Peters will be players that are continually mocked to the Eagles but don't seem to be realistic options due to character issues.
Other options mentioned by Kadar at pick No. 20 include: LSU cornerback Jalen Collins and Alabama safety Landon Collins. It's apparent that mock drafters love to give the Eagles secondary help.
Obligatory Marcus Mariota mention: he goes No. 1 in this week's draft.
What do you think of this week's pick?