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Eagles mock draft roundup: Eagles take RB Christian McCaffrey

13 March 2017 DRAFT Eagles News


The first mock draft post free agent signings has been released by the good folks over at Bleacher Report. In this new mock draft, they have the Eagles taking Christian McCaffrey.

McCaffrey is a jack of all trades. From running to receiving, he can do it all. Right now, the Eagles offense is filled with miss matches across the board, adding McCaffrey will make them a nightmare to gameplan for.

McCaffrey cemented his abilities with a great combine. There is no more questioning his abilities, he can play. However, the Eagles have other needs, why would they select McCaffrey? Here is their reasoning.

“The Philadelphia Eagles offense has the potential to be dynamic, but it’s missing one piece. Running back remains a void even with veterans Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews on the roster. 

After the organization signed both Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith to upgrade a subpar wide-receiver corps, the offense now features legitimate weapons on the outside along with Jordan Matthews out of the slot and Zach Ertz at tight end. 

Second-year quarterback Carson Wentz should be extremely happy. Although, he still requires a consistent presence out of the backfield. 

Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey is dynamic multipurpose weapon equally dangerous as a runner, receiver and returner. The running back provided one of the best workouts at the NFL combine, too. He posted a 4.48-second 40-yard dash, 37.5-inch vertical and 10’1″ broad jump. 

Adrian Peterson is the last first-round running back to provide that kind of athletic numbers, per ESPN Stats & Info (via Stanford Football).” (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2696795-2017-nfl-mock-draft-latest-predictions-after-early-free-agent-moves)

Mock Draft Tracker (Most recent on top)

Brent Sobleski, Bleacher Report: Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey

Charley Casserly 2.0, NFL.com: Trade pick to Saints for Brandin Cooks

Matt Miller 2.0, Bleacher Report: Clemson WR Mike Williams

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: Washington CB Sidney Jones

(Most Recent) Daniel Jeremiah 2.0: Florida St. RB Dalvin Cook

Lance Zierlein,  NFL.com: Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey

Chad Reuter, NFL.com: Ohio St. CB Marshon Lattimore

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com: Florida CB Jalen “Teez” Tabor

Todd McShay, ESPN: Florida CB Jalen “Teez” Tabor

Chris Burke,  SI.com: FSU RB Dalvin Cook

Matt Miller, Bleacher Report: FSU RB Dalvin Cook

Dane Brugler, CBSSports.com: Ohio St. CB Marlon Humphrey

Steve Silverman,  Bleacher Report: Michigan S Jabrill Peppers

Charley Casserly,  NFL.com: Clemson WR Mike Williams

Mel Kiper,  ESPN: Clemson WR Mike Williams

Rob Rang, CBSSports.com: WMU WR Corey Davis

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com: Washington WR John Ross

 

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