One day after ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay released his Version 5.0 mock draft, McShay has teamed up with Mel Kiper for a joint mock draft (In$ider). Because you can NEVER have too many mock drafts. This one features both analysts alternating picks. It's three rounds deep. You can already guess who McShay has the Eagles taking at No. 2.
Todd McShay's pick: Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State - Perfect fit here. Assuming Philly doesn't trade Sam Bradford, Wentz will get time to make his transition from FCS to the NFL while learning under QB guru Doug Pederson.
It's clear the Eagles traded up with a quarterback in mind and Wentz is probably the guy. Thought it's nof official, signs point to the Rams taking Jared Goff at No. 1. Wentz will sit on the bench for at least one season in Philadelphia before eventually having the chance to be the team's long-term franchise quarterback.
After picking at No. 2, the Eagles don't have another selection 77 spots later at No. 79. That pick is probably going to be Philadelphia's best chance at adding an immediate contributor from this draft class. Here's who Mel Kiper has the Birds taking.
Mel Kiper's pick: Carl Nassib, DE, Penn State - Extremely productive as a pass-rusher in his final season at Penn State, he gives the Eagles another pass-rusher to rotate.
The 23-year-old Nassib is native of West Chester, PA. He has great size; he measures in at 6-7, 277 pounds. Nassib finished his 64 total tackles (24 for loss), 17.5 sacks, one interception, and seven forced fumbles. The bulk of those stats came during his very productive 2015 season.
I doubt Jim Schwartz would pass on the opportunity to add another pass rusher to Philadelphia's defense. I do wonder if the Eagles really look to address the defensive line in the third round when there are still big needs at offensive line and running back. The Birds are already paying three different defensive ends starting money with the trio of Brandon Graham, Connor Barwin, and Vinny Curry.
So what do you think of these picks? Who do you want the Eagles to draft at No. 79?