In case you missed our Eagles-only mock drafts 1.0 and 2.0, you can find them here and here. As a reminder, the Eagles currently have eight draft picks, with two in the second round, and none in the third. Let's just get right to it. Round 1: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson (6'3, 315) Wilkins' primary position is at defensive tackle, but he also has extensive experience playing on the edge at defensive end, as you'll see in the following video. Typically, it's defensive ends who can kick inside to defensive tackle, not the other way around, making Wilkins a unique talent. To be clear, Wilkins likely won't be available at pick 25, but I believe the Eagles could make a modest trade up to attack a need. Round 2: A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss (6'0, 226) Brown is a receiver whose game best translates to the slot at the pro level. He put up big numbers over the last two seasons at Ole Miss. A.J. Brown Rec Yards YPC TD … [Read more...] about Eagles-only mock draft, version 3.0
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In our first two mock draft roundups this year (version 1.0 and version 2.0), a number of draft analysts had the Philadelphia Eagles selecting a cornerback in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. More recently, the O.G. of mock drafts, ESPN's Mel Kiper, had them taking a corner as well. If someone were to look up the Eagles' team stats in 2018, they could quickly identify that the Eagles were ranked 30th in yards against the pass. As such, it's easy for one to immediately think, "They need a corner," and move on, kinda like this: If you just caught a handful of widely viewed games like the ones where DeVante Bausby, Chandon Sullivan, and an obviously hobbled Jones were getting lit up by the Saints and Cowboys, then sure, you might go, "OMG, their corners suuuuuuck." These people aren't dumb. Well, most of them aren't, anyway. They just aren't drilling way down deep into the nuances of the team picking 25th in the draft, because, well, by the time you get down that far, you … [Read more...] about Why do analysts keeping giving the Eagles cornerbacks in mock drafts?
In case you missed our Eagles-only mock draft 1.0, you can find it here. As a reminder, the Eagles are projected to have nine draft picks this year, with two in the second round, and none in the third. Let's just get right to it. Round 1: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson (6-foot-5, 260 pounds) Ferrell was a redshirt sophomore a season ago who could have come out and likely would have been a first-round pick, but he opted to stay at Clemson. His numbers: Clelin Ferrell Tackles Sacks FF TFL 2016 44 6 0 12.5 2017 66 9.5 2 18 2018 55 11.5 3 20 TOTAL 165 27 5 50.5 With Brandon Graham potentially leaving in free agency this season, as well as Chris Long and Michael Bennett nearing the end of their careers, the Eagles badly need to reload at DE, a position of extreme importance in Jim Schwartz's scheme. … [Read more...] about Eagles-only 2019 mock draft, version 2.0
This year, like last year, mock draft season had to wait a little longer for Philadelphia Eagles fans. I'm sure you've all survived without it. As a reminder, the Eagles are projected to have nine draft picks this year, with two in the second round, and none in the third. Round 1: Jachai Polite, DE, Florida (6'2, 242) Polite had a breakout season for the Gators in 2018 with 45 tackles (19.5 for loss), 11 sacks, and best of all, 6 forced fumbles. He is one of the funnest prospects in this draft to watch, because of his combination of speed, pass rush feel, and relentlessness. A taste: I do also think that a trade up for a high-level, immediately-contributing defensive lineman prospect is possible, as t he Eagles potentially have some outgoing pass rushers this offseason: • Brandon Graham will be a free agent, and he is going to test the market. • Michael Bennett was a good player in 2018, and he'll be under contract in 2019 at a reasonable cost … [Read more...] about Eagles-only 2019 mock draft, version 1.0
Chris Solari Detroit Free Press Published 12:33 PM EDT Sep 7, 2018 EAST LANSING — It was 135 degrees on Michigan State football’s outdoor practice field Tuesday. So hot it almost felt like home for Brian Lewerke. “It still feels really hot when I go home,” he said as sweat dripped off his forehead. That is where Lewerke is headed Saturday, when the 13th-ranked Spartans face Arizona State in Tempe, a little more than 20 minutes away from where he grew up in Phoenix. Against a Sun Devil program that offered him a scholarship that he turned down to chase his dreams nearly 2,000 miles away from home. “It’s pretty surreal,” Lewerke said. “I had a chance to go to both schools. And still being able to play in their stadium against them, it’ll be a really fun time.” Where he decides to head in April, either to the NFL or back to East Lansing, could be his next big decision. 'One of the top guys' Around 48 hours … [Read more...] about MSU’s Brian Lewerke: Desert heat fortified this NFL hopeful