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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Peter King has Eagles picking Jaelen Strong

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Peter King of the The MMQB released his latest 2015 NFL mock draft and he has the Eagles taking a wide receiver at No. 20. I always find King's mock drafts interesting when it comes to the Eagles because he generally seems to have a good read on what Philadelphia ends up doing.

In 2011, King was one of the few (if only?) people to have Danny Watkins mocked to the Eagles. Last year, King had the Eagles trading up for Odell Beckham Jr. The Eagles didn't end up getting Beckham but the team probably did try to trade up considering Chip Kelly thought Beckham was the best player in the entire draft.

This year, King has the Eagles taking Jaelen Strong in the first round. The team has already shown interest in the Arizona State wide receiver by having him come to Philadelphia for a pre-draft visit. Strong could make sense for the Eagles, and not just because he's a Philly native. The 6-2, 217 pound pass catcher has ideal size for what Kelly likes and he also has the whole Pac-12 bias thing going for him. The redshirt junior was productive for the Sun Devils; he finished with 157 receptions for 2,287 yards (14.6 average) and 17 touchdowns.

The Eagles still have an obvious need for a new pass catcher and it's clear they're going to add (at least) one during the draft. The team has already hosted four wide receivers for pre-draft visits. Will Strong be the guy?

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