Free agency is (mostly) over and the 2015 NFL Draft is fast approaching. Mock draft season is in full gear and there's no shortage of opinion as to who the Eagles will be taking in this year's class. So with that said, let's take a look at what the experts are saying.
Update: Read our 2015 NFL Draft rankings by position.
2015 NFL Mock Drafts
FanSpeak (Custom) - DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
For the second straight year, the Eagles take a Cardinal at a major position of need. Unlike Marcus Smith, however, Parker will have a better chance to make an immediate impact in Philadelphia.
SB Nation (Dan Kadar) - Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
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.
Rotoworld (Josh Norris) - Jake Fisher, OL, Oregon
I know OL was not among Evan’s listed three needs, but it was mentioned. Moving beyond the Oregon connection, Fisher fits the Eagles’ profile for offensive linemen - athletic. Fisher has experience at guard and both tackle spots. Visits reports are still coming in, but as Jimmy Kempski previously noted, 6 of the 7 Eagles picks last year visited Philadelphia prior to the draft. And the 7th, Josh Huff, played under Chip Kelly at Oregon. Something to watch.
NFL.com (Lance Zierlein) - Landon Collins, S, Alabama
Several directions the Eagles could go here, but Collins makes them tougher and substantially better on the back-end.
NFL.com (Charles Davis) - Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
A safety to patrol the middle of the field might be preferable, but with Landon Collins off the board, Eagles take willowy CB to deal with Dallas WR Dez Bryant.
NFL.com (Bucky Brooks) - Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
The Eagles want to upgrade the secondary to better handle the explosive offenses that reside in the NFC. Collins is a long, rangy press corner with the potential to blossom into a premier player at the position.
CBS Sports (Rob Rang) - Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon
Chip Kelly loves his Ducks. If unable to swing a big move for Mariota or unwilling to gamble on the similar athletic Brett Hundley, Kelly and the Eagles may see Armstead as an ideal complement to Fletcher Cox and a developing Philadelphia defensive line.
CBS Sports (Dane Brugler) - Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest
Even with the addition of Byron Maxwell and Walter Thurmond, Johnson is a player who should be on the radar regardless. He has natural cover instincts and skills that make him worthy of consideration this early.
CBS Sports (Pete Prisco) - Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia
They drafted Marcus Smith last year, but you can never have too many young pass rushers.
Ed. Note: Prisco actually has the Eagles trading out of this pick (like he did last week) but I'm assuming he just made error based on the pick explanation.
CBS Sports (Will Brinson) - Landon Collins, S, Alabama
Chip Kelly continues to rework the defense this offseason and adds to a rapidly improving secondary by grabbing the best safety on the board. This really feels like a spot where the Eagles could go wide receiver, but at this point Kelly decides to go best player available instead.
FOX Sports (Peter Schrager) - Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
The Eagles' roster looks drastically different than it did when we posted our last mock draft, but I still have Philadelphia going with a cornerback here. Collins was impressive in Indianapolis, coming in at 6-foot-1, 203 pounds and running a 4.43 40-yard dash. He started just 10 games at LSU but had three interceptions and 25 pass breakups. He has all the natural ability in the world and just needs to put it together. Collins has a good build, a bit of an edge and some real play-making skills; this is a good fit for Chip Kelly's new-look squad.
NJ.com - Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma
What we learned from Chip Kelly's press conference
The newest edition of BGN Radio is here! (Episode #92) - This episode focuses on Chip Kelly's media session at the 2015 NFL owner's meetings.
If there's anything Chip Kelly has taught us this offseason, it's that he has a knack for the unpredictable. With the loss of Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper's overall ineffectiveness, Kelly goes for a wide receiver to pair with Jordan Matthews and mold to fit his offense. The Eagles could also go for a corner or safety, and have a need for an edge rusher despite picking outside linebacker Marcus Smith in the first round last year.
CB Jalen Collins (3)
S Landon Collins (2)
CB Kevin Johnson (1)
OL Jake Fisher (1)
WR DeVante Parker (1)
WR Jaelen Strong (1)
WR Dorial Green-Beckham (1)
OLB Eli Harold (1)
DE Arik Armstead (1)
CB - 4
WR - 3
S - 2
OL - 1
OLB - 1
DE - 1