ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay released a newon Wednesday morning.
This is his Version 5.0. Here's a look at Version 1.0, where he had the Eagles taking a cornerback, Version 2.0, where he had the Eagles taking a safety, Version 3.0, where he had the Eagles taking a safety again, and Version 4.0, where he had the Eagles a safety again ... again. This time around McShay has the Eagles taking a safety again... again ... AGAIN. And it's actually just the same player as the last three times, so clearly McShay isn't really being creative. Via ESPN In$ider:
"Landon Collins | Philadelphia Eagles (10-6) | COLLEGE: Alabama | Class: Jr | HT: 6-0 | WT: 228 | POS: S
Analysis: The Eagles could go with a wide receiver here, possibly one with size like Jaelen Strong. But Collins is a good value at this point in the draft and fills a need at strong safety by replacing Nate Allen opposite free safety Malcolm Jenkins. Collins is built like a weakside outside linebacker and is very good against the run, while athletic enough to hold up in coverage for the most part. As I mentioned in the Titans' section, I'm not ready to rule out the possibility of the Eagles making a move up the board to draft Mariota. The cost might prove too much, but the fit between player, coach and scheme would be perfect."
At least McShay changed it up a little by mentioning the possibility of a wide receiver like Strong or a trade up for Mariota. Otherwise, what's there really left to debate about Collins that hasn't already been said?
Speaking of Mariota, McShay has the Oregon Ducks quarterback going to the Tennessee Titans at No. 2 overall.
So what do you think of the Eagles' pick?