Eagles mock draft roundup: See who the experts think the Eagles will pick at 14
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.
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.
Gareon Conley's two-year resume is extremely impressive to me as well. Can play inside or out. Long, refined and enough speed. pic.twitter.com/G7AWSCckDZ
— Ian Wharton (@NFLFilmStudy) April 3, 2017
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.
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.
Picked a random spot to start Stanford-Wash. and immediately got a Christian McCaffrey Angle route. That rocker step at the stem is filthy. pic.twitter.com/pTHYl7Eoi0
— All22ChalkTalk (@All22ChalkTalk) March 31, 2017
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.
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.
Reuben Foster, rapid K&D and a nasty swim move to leave Pocic clutching air pic.twitter.com/wyWN5lcwJ5
— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) April 5, 2017
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