What to expect on day two of the NFL Draft
The Eagles cannot come away from day two of the NFL Draft without a cornerback. With that being said, they should not avoid taking a running back in the second round either.
The latest buzz is that the Eagles are interested in and are the favorites to land Joe Mixon.
Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald says the Eagles are "a team to watch" to pick Joe Mixon tonight. Howe correctly leaked a number of rd 1 picks
— Eagles Nation (@PHLEaglesNation) April 28, 2017
However, I think the running back to watch for is Dalvin Cook. The interest seems to be real there. A couple of days ago, Cook’s grandmother was quoted saying the Eagles are very interested in Cook but did not think he would drop to 14.
The Eagles are in a good spot to get either Cook or Mixon in the next round. If one of the two of them fall to Eagles, they should not hesitate to select them.
That brings me to my next point, cornerback. The next two rounds are loaded with talented cornerbacks who can come in right away and start for the Eagles.
A couple names to watch for here are Quincy Wilson, Teez Tabor, Ahkello Witherspoon, Chidobe Awuzie, Kevin King, Rasul Douglas, Sidney Jones and Shaquill Griffin.
When it is all said and done, I think the Eagles take the best player available in round 2, which is either Cook or Mixon and wait to address cornerback.
Here is my day two mock draft.
Day 2 Mock Draft: