1st round - WR John Ross, Washington
There’s a need at corner, but the Eagles also need to surround Carson Wentz with as many weapons as possible. Ross is an undersized but explosive playmaker.
2nd round - RB Christian McCaffery, Stanford
3rd round - CB Cameron Sutton, Tennessee
Let’s start with the sugar rush of a three round mock. There’s a lot to like here. Easterling has the Eagles addressing their three biggest immediate needs in the draft, because duh, that’s what you do in mock drafts. Taking Ross with Davis on the board has some logic behind and would provoke debate if it were to happen.
Daniel Jeremiah, NFL - WR Mike Williams
Williams would instantly become their top weapon and give Carson Wentz some needed help. He could go much higher than 15, but if he's there, expect the Eagles to run the card up to the table.
After a few weeks of mock drafters force feeding the Eagles a CB, finally these guys are making sense with giving Carson Wentz weapons. DJ gets it, because he’s done it before, having been a scout with the Ravens and Eagles. Get Wentz Weapons. That should be a hashtag or something, #GetWentzWeapons. Too bad we can’t get triple W alliteration. Illustrating the high inaccuracy of extremely early mock drafts, in December Williams was never on the board for the Eagles, in January he’s dropping to them here and there. Expect more fluctuation as the winter turns to spring.
Rob Rang, CBS - WR Corey Davis, Western Michigan
Despite plenty of draft picks invested in the position, the Eagles lack a go-to target in the passing game to aid the development of Carson Wentz . Starring in the MAC rather than a Power 5 conference, Davis does not get the attention he deserves but he's a polished route-runner with an ideal combination of size (6-3, 213) with 4.4 speed.
Another mock draft that #GetsWentzWeapons. At this point in the draft process it seems like Davis will be on the board (but remember what I said about fluctuation), and if so it’s a no brainer pick as he gives you everything you want in a 1st round WR. Which means there’s nothing to complain about. Guess we’ll have to wait until next week when Rang changes his mind.
Mel Kiper, ESPN (In$ider) - CB Quincy Wilson, Florida
That Florida secondary was loaded the past few seasons with Wilson, Tabor and 2016 first-round pick Vernon Hargreaves III. Wilson is right there with Tabor on my board. He's a little bigger (6-1, 213) than Tabor (6-0, 201) and has good ball skills and instincts. This is a spot in which the Eagles need immediate help.
Kiper’s right, they need help at cornerback. But they also need wide receivers with good ball skills and instincts, and he’s not only got Davis and Ross on the board, he doesn’t have either one of them going in the first round.
Bob McManaman, Arizona Republic - CB Teez Tabor, Florida
The Eagles want a big and fast wide receiver and with Williams off the board, I think they’ll skip on Western Michigan’s Corey Davis or Washington’s John Ross III and go cornerback here, with Tabor being the selection.
There we go, finally some caution into the wind. Yes, the Eagles do want a big and fast WR, because everyone wants that. But those players don’t grow on trees, and if Mike Williams is off the board then they could easily “settle” on the big but not quite so fast Davis or the not quite so big but fast Ross. Cornerback is a justifiable pick, but they don’t have to take one just because a WR unicorn is off the board.