From what I understand as of rn:— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) April 25, 2019
25: likely Hollywood Brown. “90% the pick if he’s there.”
Willing to trade up: yes (worried about BAL at 22) but won’t overpay
Jeffery Simmons: not likely but possible
Wildcard: If Garrett Bradbury gets past Tennessee at 19
And some thoughts on these tidbits:
- Man, the Hollywood hype has really caught on here late in the draft process. Daniel Jeremiah, Peter King, Mel Kiper, and Matt Miller all notably have the Eagles taking Brown in their final mock drafts. And now you have Solak hearing there’s a “90%” chance he’s the pick.
- Of course, it’s possible Brown won’t make it to No. 25. A number of mocks have him going off the board to the Titans at No. 19. Then there’s the Ravens to worry about at No. 22, as Solak mentions here. I wonder how far the Eagles would have to move up to get him. Is there any way they can use Nelson Agholor as a trade chip?
- Over the weekend, we heard some buzz connecting Simmons to the Eagles. Solak is hearing that’s “not likely.” I, too, wouldn’t consider Simmons a likely pick for Philly at No. 25.
- It’s not surprising to see the Eagles potentially interested in Bradbury considering he could be a direct Jason Kelce replacement. Do the Eagles trade up for him if Hollywood is off the board? Or do they hope Bradbury falls to them at No. 25?
As always, rumors should be taken with a grain of salt. Draft rumors, especially. But it’s going to be hard to be surprised if the Eagles end up taking Brown at some point tonight.