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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Todd McShay 3.0

ESPN has the Eagles taking an offensive lineman.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Now that the 2016 NFL Combine is over, ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay released a new 2016 NFL mock draft. This is McShay's Version 3.0 mock. He had the Eagles taking a defensive tackle in Version 1.0 and an offensive tackle in Version 2.0. McShay has a familiar selection for Philadelphia this time around. Via ESPN In$ider:

"Jack Conklin, T, Michigan State Spartans - This would be an ideal situation for Conklin. Based on the tape I've watched, he has the skill set of a right tackle. But his athletic testing at the combine -- 5.0-second 40-yard dash, 7.63 three-cone and 4.57 short shuttle -- and his long arms (35 inches) suggest he could potentially be a left tackle someday. If he went to Philly, Conklin wouldn't be pressured to protect the QB's blind side from Day 1, given that the Eagles just signed Lane Johnson to an extension."

Hey, what's up with all these mock drafters not being creative with the Eagles pick at No. 13? This is the second time in a row McShay has the Eagles taking Conklin. Elsewhere, SB Nation has had the Eagles taking Paxton Lynch for four weeks in a row. March barely even started and the creativity is already drying up!

Back to the pick itself. With Sam Bradford now under contract, some will argue the Eagles NEED to take an offensive lineman at No. 13 in order to protect him. There's certainly an argument for that. But just because Bradford is staying doesn't mean he's the long-term answer. It doesn't necessarily rule out a quarterback in the first round.

Here's what we wrote about Conklin last month:

There's no question the Eagles need to address the offensive line after failing to pick an offensive lineman in the draft since Lane Johnson in 2013. Speaking of Johnson, it's clear he's the team's left tackle of the future after his recent contract extension. It seems like Peters is still going to be kept around, however, so there wouldn't be an opportunity for Conklin to start right away. That's not necessarily a bad thing. He would be the top backup at both tackle position and be the eventual successor at right tackle once Johnson moves over to the left side. lists Conklin's NFL comparison as a former Eagles player ... Jon Runyan.

Conklin confirmed he formally met with the Eagles at the Combine. Here's his spider graph:

As you can see, Conklin is a good athlete with long arms and big hands. Here's how he stacks up at guard if the Eagles want to use him there:

So do you like the pick for the Eagles? Here are the 12 players that went before the Eagles' pick at No. 13:

1) Titans - Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil
2) Browns - North Dakota QB Carson Wentz
3) Chargers - Oregon DE DeForest Buckner
4) Cowboys - Ohio State DE Joey Bosa
5) Jaguars - FSU CB Jalen Ramsey
6) Ravens - ND OT Ronnie Stanley
7) 49ers - Cal QB Jared Goff
8) Dolphins - UCLA LB Myles Jack Florida
9) Buccaneers - CB Vernon Hargreaves III
10) Giants - Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott
11) Bears - Clemson DE Shaq Lawson
12) Saints - Alabama DT A'Shawn Robinson

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