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Eagles mock draft roundup: See who the experts think the Eagles will pick at 14

6 April 2017 DRAFT Eagles News

Three weeks from today, names will be called from the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Yes, the NFL Draft is just three weeks away. See who the experts have the Eagles drafting at pick 14.

Mel Kiper

Kiper released his second mock draft and has the Eagles selecting Gareon Conley.

“Conley, another riser after the combine, is the veteran of the three Buckeyes defensive backs I have going in the top 14 picks. Philadelphia let Nolan Carroll II walk in free agency after he started 16 games last season, and the Eagles brought in former first-round pick Patrick Robinson on a one-year deal to compete at corner. Coordinator Jim Schwartz’s defense is thin on the boundaries.”

Without a doubt, Conley addresses the Eagles’ biggest need. Right now, the Eagles only have one returning cornerback who played on the outside. This postion will definetely will be addressed heavily in this draft. But, the cornerback class is deep, the Eagles do not need to force a need, they have a lot of option in the first three rounds.

Conley brings a lot to the table for the Eagles. He is a pretty polished cornerback. On throws into his coverage in 2016, Conley only conceded 14 receptions for 159 yards. Without a doubt, Conley would be an impactful pick and a huge addition to the defense.

Todd McShay

In McShay’s mock, the Eagles select Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey.

“I love this fit. Darren Sproles turns 34 in June, and Philly needs a versatile playmaker out of the backfield. McCaffrey has the skill set to be a really good running back and wide receiver in the NFL. He showed tremendous short-area quickness at the combine (6.57-second three cone), which is readily apparent when watching McCaffrey’s route-running.”

McCaffrey would add a whole new dimension to the Eagles offense. Not only can he be a very good runner, he adds a lot of value with his receiving ability.

His game and playmaking ability would be a huge asset for the Eagles. He has all the tools to be a successful running back and weapon on any NFL team. Picking McCaffrey would give Carson Wentz a swiss army knife to work with.

Daniel Jeremiah

Jeremiah has the Eagles selecting Reuben Foster at pick 14.

Foster is a tone-setter and would excel in the Eagles’ defensive scheme.”

The Eagles are going to have a forceful defensive line, why not add an enforcer to the linebacker corps.

Foster has great instincts, power, tackling and can flat out play. Imagine the Eagles front seven if Foster is on the roster. Jim Schwartz can work magic with a player like Foster.

“Foster is a vicious hitter with elite playmaking range and an ability to toggle between 225 and 240 pounds. Athleticism gives him cover ability that former teammate Reggie Ragland never possessed. Has Pro Bowl potential as a 3-4 inside linebacker or a 4-3 weak-side linebacker, but concerns over his medical history could be a consideration, according to some teams.”

The Eagles could potentially have Jordan Hicks, Nigel Bradham and Reuben Foster as their linebackers in 2017. That is, in my opinion, the best in the league. If Foster is on the board, you would have to imagine Schwartz making a case for him.

Mock Draft Tracker (Most recent on top)

Daniel Jeremiah 4.0 NFL.com: Alabama LB Reuben Foster

Todd McShay 2.0 ESPN.com: Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey

Mel Kiper 2.0 ESPN.com: Ohio St. CB Gareon Conley

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

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