Eagles mock draft round up: Peter Schrager doesn’t think the Eagles are done adding playmakers for Carson Wentz
22 March 2017 DRAFT Eagles News
Mock draft season is now officially upon us. Hot takes are being thrown out everywhere and anywhere. In one mock draft, someone has the Eagles trading up to #5 for Leonard Fournette…..What? But, we are here to talk about one thing, the latest Peter Schrager mock draft.
Schrager has the Eagles selecting Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams at 14.
“I don’t think Philadelphia is done adding playmakers for Carson Wentz just because it added Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith. I’m a big fan of Williams, the 6-foot-3 receiver who torched Pitt for more than 200 yards last season. He ran a 4.5 40-yard-dash at his Pro Day and looks the part of an NFL No. 1. Coming off a broken neck, he had a breakout season and has been compared to everyone from Demaryius Thomas to Plaxico Burress. Alshon Jeffery or not, I like this fit.”
When you think about it, he might have a point. Essentially, the Eagles have signed two receivers who might not even be here after next season. Alshon Jeffery is on a one-year deal, and while he seems likely to stay for the long term, there is no guarantee. The other wide receiver the Eagles signed, Torrey Smith, is basically on three one-year deals. Who knows how long he will be in Philadelphia.
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman has been adamant about getting Carson Wentz a long term weapon and playmaker. This draft gives them the perfect opportunity. If Mike Williams falls to the Eagles, why not take him? He seems like the perfect wide receiver to pair with a young quarterback. If you need more convincing, just check out this scouting report on Williams.
“Williams looks the part of a WR1 and has shown an ability to work all three levels of the field after coming back from his 2015 neck injury. Williams is tough enough to be a high-volume target while working the middle of the field and his size and ball skills make him a formidable foe in the end zone. He’ll have to be coached up with his routes and releases, but he has the talent to become a big safety blanket for a young quarterback.”
Knowing all of that, imagine the state of the offense. Jeffery and Williams on the outside with Jordan Matthews in the slot. Now imagine how happy Wentz will be throwing to those three…. don’t you want your franchise quarterback to be happy.
Mock Draft Tracker (Most recent on top)
Peter Schrage,r Fox Sports: Clemson WR Mike Willams
Daniel Jeremiah 3.0 NFL.com: LSU CB Tre’Davious White
Steve Palazzolo PFF.com: Stanford DE/OLB Solomon Thomas
Rob Rang 2.0, CBSSports.com: Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey
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
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