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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles take wide receiver in the first round

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There are only 38 more days until the 2015 NFL Draft begins on April 30. 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 SB Nation's Dan Kadar mock draft this week involve scouting reports. Kadar has the Eagles taking the same player he did last week: Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong. Here's the write-up:

"Scouting report: There is a strong argument that can be made that Strong has the best hands of any wide receiver in this year’s draft. He attacks the ball in the air and routinely catches away from his frame. He showed several times he’s capable of making difficult one-handed catches. Tracks the ball nicely and knows how to adjust to a bad pass. Isn’t rated higher because he’s not the most sudden and quick receiver. His deep speed is good, but he has to build up to it. Won’t make a lot of defenders miss after the catch, but he’s strong enough to slip off of tackles. Needs to get better and more crisp in and out of his breaks. Works the middle of the field nicely. Has a good feel for his positioning when he’s working down the sideline and will go up after the ball. Does a nice job of recognizing coverages."

Strong's size seems to fit what the Eagles like in their wide receivers. At the same time, I can't help but wonder if the Eagles want to add a more speedy option on the outside.

In any case, the Eagles definitely have some level of interest in Strong. The team seemingly hosted him for a pre-draft visit last week.

The Eagles are definitely in need of a new receiver with only Riley Cooper, Jordan Matthews, and Josh Huff returning from the 2014 active roster. There aren't many options remaining in free agency and this year's receiver class is deep yet again.


(Obligatory Marcus Mariota mention: the New York Jets take him at No. 6.)


What do you think of this week's pick?

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