Eagles mock draft round up: Charley Casserly has the Eagles addressing their cornerback need
28 March 2017 Eagles News
With the 14th pick in the NFL draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select cornerback Tre’Davious White out of LSU.
According to the recent mock draft by NFL.com’s Charley Casserly, the Eagles are upgrading their cornerback position. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000795664/article/casserly-mock-draft-30-browns-make-trade-add-three-stars
Adding White adds a lot of needed talent to the Eagles cornerback position. Not only can White play outside, but he is also viewed as a player that can play on the inside as well. He is a very versatile defender. he will have no problems starting day one for the Eagles. If the Eagles select him, he will be their starting outside corner.
If you need any convincing, just read this scouting report by NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein.
“Full-time starter for better part of four years and one of the premier mirror-and-match cornerbacks in the game. Has the feet, athleticism and instincts for prolonged coverage responsibilities and his twitch will always have him near the throw. Best suited for all forms of man coverage. Should compete as special teams performer. Lacks run-support physicality to be an every-down corner, but he’s talented enough to challenge for slot duties right away.”
During the Senior Bowl, the Eagles seemed fascinated with White. Eagles VP of player personnel Joe Douglas had nothing but praise for him. Usually, that would mean something, but for the Eagles, it means a lot. Douglas is the one setting the Eagles draft board. Selecting White at this pick makes sense because they will not have another chance to pick him. If they are really in love with him, they have to take him here.
Here is what Douglas had to say about him.
“He’s a leader. He’s been ultra productive. He’s tough as nails. He plays nickel, he plays outside, he has ball skills. You can stack his level of production up against any corner in this draft.”
One more thing, here is a video of Turron Davenport of Eagles Wire interviewing White at the Senior Bowl. Take a look, it is awesome.
Mock Draft Tracker (Most recent on top)
Charley Casserly 3.0, NFL.com: LSU CB Tre’Davious White
Peter Schrager 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