The Philadelphia Eagles 2015 NFL Draft class started with the selection of Nelson Agholor and ended with Brian Mihalik. The Eagles entered the draft with eight picks picks but made a trade on Day 2 and walked away with only a total of seven selections. The final results can be found below.
First Round - Nelson Agholor
There was a ton of speculation that the Eagles were going to trade up to No. 2 to select Marcus Mariota, but it didn't happen. Instead, the Eagles sat tight at No. 20 and picked the best player on their board: USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor. The Eagles needed a new pass catcher and Agholor fits in perfectly. He's versatile and a great culture fit for the Eagles.
Nelson Agholor could be the Eagles' next Jeremy Maclin
NFL Draft Profile: USC WR Nelson Agholor
Second Round - Eric Rowe
For the second straight year, the Eagles traded up in the second round to get a player they like. Last year, it was wide receiver Jordan Matthews. This year, Philadelphia made a trade with the Miami Dolphins to move up five spots and draft Utah defensive back Eric Rowe. Rowe has the versatility to play both cornerback and safety but it appears the Eagles will start him out at the former position.
Eric Rowe is a great value pick for the Eagles
NFL Draft Profile: Utah DB Eric Rowe
Third Round - Jordan Hicks
The Eagles' third round pick came as a surprise. Many did not expect Philadelphia to draft an inside linebacker considering the logjam they already have at the position. Jordan Hicks has a significant injury history but the team likes his size and athleticism. He might be a future replacement for DeMeco Ryans.
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Fourth Round - No picks
The Eagles were scheduled to pick at No. 113 overall but they traded the selection to the Detroit for the Lions' 2016 third round pick. The Eagles' No. 113 overall pick was worth 68 points on draft trade value chart. Next year’s Lions pick could range from 116 to 265 points.
Fifth Round - No picks
The Eagles entered the 2015 NFL Draft with two picks in this round but traded both of them away to move up for Eric Rowe. Philadelphia also received a sixth round pick from the Miami Dolphins in return.
Sixth Round - JaCorey Shepherd and Randall Evans
The Eagles double-dipped at cornerback in the sixth round. First it was JaCorey Shepherd of Kansas. Then it was Randall Evans of Kansas State. Cornerback was an obvious position of weakness for Philadelphia in recent seasons. The Eagles are now hoping to turn it into a position of strength.
Seventh Round - Brian Mihalik
The Eagles' sixth and final pick came in the seventh round when they selected Boston College defensive Brian Mihalik. At 6-9, 295 pounds, he's pretty huge. He's also a good athlete for his size. The Eagles are deep on the defensive line but it can't hurt to add a guy like Mihalik to the mix.
Here are your 2015 Eagles draft picks. Click on the link for more detailed write-ups on them.
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
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