The Eagles did a great job the first two days on the draft, getting three defensive pieces who will make immediate impacts from the day they step on the field. With five picks on day three of the draft, the Eagles have an opportunity to boost the offense and add depth to the team as a whole.
Samaje Perine, Running Back, Oklahoma: After getting three starters, essentially, with their first three picks; the Eagles can get a fourth in Samaje Perine. Perine has the size, vision and movement skills to be a bell cow for this football team. He is a bowling ball who can wear down defenses and the team needs a workhorse like that who can take pressure off of the passing game.
Isaiah Ford, Wide Receiver, Virginia Tech: Ford is the most productive receiver in school history despite only being 20 years old. He is a well built, dependable and polished wide receiver who is not flashy but just gets the job done. The Eagles might not need Ford to step in immediately, but he can be a fourth receiver whose role will inevitably get bigger with time.
Joe Mathis, Edge Defender, Washington: Before a leg injury, the draft community was very high on Joe Mathis. He is a high motor player who is incredibly powerful as a run defender and pass rusher. If he can be healthy, it would just be another young depth piece on this growingly deep defensive line.
Charles Walker, Defensive Tackle, Oklahoma: It is important that the Eagles add a defensive tackle at some point today. With Beau Allen injured, the team needs to add depth behind Fletcher Cox and Timmy Jernigan. Walker is a bit of a boom bust pick because despite his concussion history, he has incredibly tantalizing athletic ability. If he pays off, this would be a massive steal for the team.
Paul Magloire, Linebacker, Arizona: The Eagles also have a slight need at linebacker considering Mychael Kendricks’ situation is always in flux. Magloire is a smaller, athletic linebacker who does a good job on the field due to his quickness and smarts. He is not an every down player, but he is a guy who can contribute on special teams and maybe grow into a sub package role on the team.