The Eagles doubled down at cornerback on day two of the 2017 NFL Draft, taking Rasul Douglas and Sidney Jones. After three defensive picks, the team could want to switch to the offensive side of the ball. In this deep class, there is still plenty of talent for the team to take advantage of. Who are the best players left?
1. Jaleel Johnson, Defensive Tackle, Iowa: Jaleel Johnson is a damn good football player whose technique and motor help him contribute in the run and passing game. He can play any interior position and will be a steal tomorrow.
2. Carl Lawson, Edge Defender, Auburn: Lawson’s injury history may scare teams away, but Lawson has awesome technique and athletic ability as a pass rusher that is hard to ignore.
3. Caleb Brantley, Defensive Tackle, Florida: A run in with the law may prevent Brantley from being drafted at all, but he is a stout run defender who can also contribute in the passing game. His off field is a huge question, however.
4. Tedric Thompson, Safety, Colorado: Thompson is a ball hawking safety. He is not the best athlete, but his intelligence makes him a threat to take tha ball away on every snap.
5. Isaiah Ford, Wide Receiver, Virginia Tech: The most productive wide receiver in Virginia Tech history is only 20 years old, but he is a polished player with dependable hands.
6. Samaje Perine, Running Back, Oklahoma: The other back in the Sooner backfield, Perine is a stout runner with great power. He will wear defenses down for four quarters and can play every down.
7. Michael Roberts, Tight End, Toledo: A touchdown machine, Roberts has the size blocking ability to be a traditional tight end in the NFL. He may not be the athlete as some of these other tight ends this year, but he is a truly solid player.
8. Isaac Asiata, Guard, Utah: A badass run blocker, Asiata has the strength and attitude to immediately upgrade an offensive line.
9. Eddie Jackson, Safety, Alabama: A ball hawking and intelligent player, the former cornerback will need to prove he is healthy after breaking his leg last season. Otherwise, he is a very good player who can be solid on the back end of a defense.
10. Bucky Hodges, Tight End, Virginia Tech: Hodges has the size and athletic ability to be a star in the NFL. He is a raw player, so there is work to be done, but his upside as an offensive mismatch is tremendous.