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Weekly Eagles Draft Simulation: Another three wide receiver mock

2020 NFL Draft preview.

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Welcome to Week Two of the Draft Simulation! The Draft Network’s simulator got fired up again to take us through another possible scenario of how the draft could play out. With the combine, free agency, and comp pick allocations coming up, these sims are going to alter dramatically. However, it will be fun to see how they change. (Here’s a look back at last week’s edition.)

Round 1, Pick 21: Grant Delpit, Safety, LSU

Other Players Available:

  • Xavier McKinney, Safety, Alabama
  • CJ Henderson, Cornerback, Florida
  • Kenneth Murray, Linebacker, Oklahoma

With different options available than last week, I decided to pick up another blue chip defensive player. Safety isn’t a pressing need for the Eagles, but it’s hard to pass up on a versatile playmaker like Delpit when the Eagles desperately need some young talent in their secondary.

Round 2, Pick 53: Brandon Aiyuk, Wide Receiver, ASU

Other Players Available:

  • JK Dobbins, Running Back, OSU
  • Trevon Diggs, Cornerback, Alabama
  • Jeff Gladney, Cornerback, TCU

Who is Brandon Aiyuk? Well the 6’1” receiver averaged over 18 yards per catch in 2019 and scored eight touchdowns. He is an unbelievably fast receiver who can take the top off a defense on any play. If the Eagles don’t have a first round receiver that they love at 21, Aiyuk would be a great consolation.

Round 3, Pick 85: Amik Robertson, Cornerback, LaTech

Other Players Available:

  • Cole Kmet, Tight End, Notre Dame
  • Troy Dye, Linebacker, Oregon
  • Van Jefferson, Wide Receiver Florida

Amik Robertson was the pick last week and he will keep being the pick so long as he is available here. Robertson’s size is his only real limitation since he is an athletic, physical cornerback who has great ball skills.

Round 4, Pick 117: Nick Coe, Edge, Auburn

Other Players Available:

  • Alton Robinson, Edge, Syracuse
  • Collin Johnson, Wide Receiver, Texas
  • Essang Bassey, Cornerback, Wake Forest

Nick Coe came into 2019 with a lot of hype but failed to build on an exciting 2018 season. His loss is the Eagles gain if they can take a chance on the versatile on day three. The 6’4”, 280 pound defender can play inside and out of a defensive line and give Jim Schwartz the type of moveable chess piece he loves up front.

Round 5, Pick 148: Tyler Johnson, Wide Receiver, Utah

Other Players Available:

  • Devin Duvernay, Wide Receiver, Texas
  • Isaiah Hodgins, Wide Receiver, Oregon State
  • JR Reed, Safety, Georgia

Tyler Johnson played a huge role in Minnesota’s Cinderella season. With 25 touchdown catches and nearly 2,500 receiving yards in the last two years, it’s hard to see Johnson falling this far in the draft. He is a sure handed, physical receiver who is deceivingly fast after the catch. He would be a nice boost to the Eagles receiver group.

Round 5, Pick 150: Michael Onwenu, Guard, Michigan

Other Players Available:

  • JR Reed, Safety, Georgia
  • Devin Duvernay, Wide Receiver, Texas
  • Jordan Fuller, Safety, Ohio State

Onwenu was the pick last week and he continues to look like a nice value this late in the draft. Onwenu’s excellent size/strength combination is a lot to be excited about if you’re looking to deepen the offensive line.

Round 6, Pick 170: Antonio Gandy-Golden, Wide Receiver, Liberty

Other Players Available:

  • Reggie Floyd, Safety, Virginia Tech
  • Chase Claypool, Wide Receiver, Notre Dame
  • Lamical Perine, Running Back, Florida

The Eagles’ last pick in this mock is another highly productive, underrated receiver prospect. The 6’4”, 220 pound receiver absolutely dominated for Liberty the last few years. Gandy Golden will likely be rising through the ranks during this offseason, but I’ll happily take him here in the meantime.

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