With the No. 237 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select Boston College defensive end Brian Mihalik in the seventh round. This is the sixth and (likely) final selection by the Eagles this year.
Eagles coach Chip Kelly once famously said that "big people beat up little people" and, well, Mihalik sure is a big people. The 22-year-old defensive lineman measures in at 6-9, 295 pounds.
The Eagles have some obvious connections to Boston College. Quarterback coach Ryan Day recently coached there and outside linebacker coach Bill McGovern was the defensive coordinator for BC for for two of Mihalik's years.
Here's a scouting report on Mihalik via NFL.com:
"Strengths - Tremendous length, with the body type to add more weight to his frame. Gets good arm extension. Has loose hips and good knee bend for a player his height.
Weaknesses - Doesn't fight through blocks as well as he needs to. Lacks suddenness and a true counter move as a pass rusher. Shows issues with ball awareness. Slow-twitch player who was consistently blocked by Florida State TE Nick O'Leary, who is much smaller.
Bottom Line - There aren't many athletic traits for him to hang his hat on, but he does have rare length and the type of frame that could make him an interesting developmental player in the future. His best position will likely be 3-4 DE. "
Eagles remaining needs
Eagles remaining draft picks
1 (20) - Nelson Agholor, WR, USC
2 (47) - Eric Rowe, DB, Utah
3 (84) - Jordan Hicks, LB, Texas
6 (191) - JaCorey Shepherd, CB, Kansas
6 (196) - Randall Evans, CB, Kansas State
7 (237) - Brian Mihalik, DE, Boston College
2015 NFL Draft schedule:
Thursday, April 30 - 8:00 PM EST (Round 1 - 10 minutes per pick)
Friday, May 1 - 7:00 PM EST (Round 2 - 7 minutes, Round 3 - 5 minutes)
Saturday, May 2 - 12 PM EST (Rounds 4-6 - 5 Minutes Per Pick, Round 7 - 4 Minutes Per Pick)
TV schedule: NFL Network and ESPN will televise the draft.