The Philadelphia Eagles’ season is over, so you know what that means. That’s right: it’s mock draft season, baby!
There are 107 days remaining until the 2020 NFL Draft. What better way to kill some time than by looking at who the Eagles might pick at No. 21 overall? Here’s the latest mock draft from SB Nation’s Dan Kadar:
21. Philadelphia Eagles: CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
Throughout much of this season, it was obvious the Eagles need talent at wide receiver. Lamb has No. 1 potential and averaged an incredible 21.4 yards per reception this season.
Lamb would be a dream pick for the Eagles at No. 21. With that in mind, I don’t think he makes it there.
The 6-2, 195 pound Lamb big put huge numbers at Oklahoma. He logged 173 receptions for 3,292 yards (19.0 average) and 32 touchdowns over three years. The dude is a big play machine:
The Eagles’ offense has been way too slow and plodding over the past two years. The team has employed some of the most easily tackled skill players in the league. Lamb is someone who can actually make plays with the ball in his hands:
It's an insanely deep WR class, but CeeDee Lamb is a different breed.— PFF College (@PFF_College) December 31, 2019
He's broken an absurd 25 tackles on 58 catches this season. pic.twitter.com/2z1Pajkm31
Here’s a scouting report on Lamb from The Draft Network:
NFL COMP - DeAndre Hopkins
CeeDee Lamb profiles as No. 1 wide receiver at the next level that can be the focal point of the passing attack. He’s a threat at all levels of the field with bluechip body control, ball skills, hands and instincts. Lamb has a notable transition ahead of him in terms of applying his traits against NFL corners compared to the ones he toyed with in the Big 12 but his natural gifts should accelerate his acclimation period to the NFL. Lamb has the upside to develop into one of the premiere offensive playmakers in the NFL by Year Three.
Speaking of The Draft Network, their latest mock has Lamb going off the board at No. 6. They have the Eagles going defense instead:
Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
The Eagles are jumping for joy as they had one of the best cover corners in the draft fall to their pick. Hailing from “DBU”, Fulton is the next in line of many impressive cornerbacks to come out of LSU. The Eagles secondary was in shambles during the final stages of the season and clearly their achilles heal. Adding Fulton gives them a supremely talented option and one that contains much more upside than any other option on the roster.
Wide receiver and cornerback are the Eagles’ two biggest needs this offseason. The team has really struggled drafting good players at those positions in the Howie Roseman era. He needs to get it right this time around.
What do you think of these picks?