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NFL Mock Draft 2018: Day 2 options for the Eagles

Who should the Birds pick?

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If you thought the beginning of the 2018 NFL Draft meant the end of mock drafts, you thought wrong. Day 2 mock drafts are very real.

We’ve already looked at the some of the best options for the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 52, but here’s how things shake out in mock draft form.

SB Nation

52. Philadelphia Eagles: Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State

BGN Radio member and former Eagles All-Pro left tackle Tra Thomas is a big fan of Rankin. There’s a belief that the 6-4, 308 pound blocker might be best suited to play on the interior offensive line in the NFL despite playing tackle in college. The Eagles could try to develop him at tackle and then move him inside to guard or center if that doesn’t work out. Rankin’s versatility is similar to Eagles third-round pick Isaac Seumalo. The hope is he’d be better than Seumalo has been in the NFL so far, obviously.

52. Ronald Jones - There was some buzz at one point early in the evaluation process that Jones could be the Eagles’ first-round pick.

Indeed, some thought Jones could be in play at pick No. 32. The Eagles brought the USC rusher in for a pre-draft visit, so they’ve showed some interest in him. Drafting Jones would give the Eagles a home-run threat in the backfield. But ideally he’ll play football for the Eagles, not baseball. Another interesting thing to note in this mock is that Lance Zierlein has the Eagles taking Jones at No. 52 before the Buccaneers take Derrius Guice at No. 53.


52. Philadelphia Eagles (from Baltimore Ravens) - Geron Christian, OT, Louisville: Left tackle Jason Peters is 36 and tore an ACL in October. Halapoulivaati Vaitai did an adequate job of stepping in, but he might never be a franchise left tackle and it’s critical that the Eagles protect their young franchise quarterback. Christian’s technique needs work, but he has the length and athletic ability to develop into a blindside pass-protector.

Another development tackle prospect for the Eagles. The book on Christian is that he has some potential but needs to be coached up. He also has big hands and long arms, and you know what that means. Yep, it means he has good physical qualities for a blocker.

Sports Illustrated

52. Philadelphia (from Baltimore): Austin Corbett, G, NevadaThe balance of the Eagles roster gives them options, and the interior of their offensive line makes this logical.

Yet another offensive line prospect who has experience at tackle but projects as an interior blocker in in the NFL. You sensing a theme here?

Bleacher Report

52. Philadelphia Eagles (from Baltimore): Lorenzo Carter, LB, Georgia

Hey, finally someone who isn’t an offensive line prospect. Carter is an interesting prospect who was even getting some first round buzz by various draft analysts. He’s a very good athlete at 6-4, 250 pounds. Carter’s fit with the Eagles would be interesting since he’s viewed as a tweener linebacker/edge rusher type. I don’t think this is the most likely of picks for Philly.

CBS Sports

52. Donte Jackson, CB, LSU. The Eagles could look to trade back again, but if not, there should be good value at corner.

The Eagles had Jackson in for a pre-draft visit. He’s pretty small at 5-10, 178 pounds but he’s also very fast (4.32 40-yard dash). Jackson could step in and compete for the Eagles’ nickel corner role, which is a need for Philly.

Who do you want the Eagles at draft at No. 52?


Which position would you like to see the Eagles draft at No. 52?

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    Running back
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    Offensive lineman
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    Wide receiver
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