What to expect on day two of the NFL Draft

28 April 2017 DRAFT Eagles News

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.

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:

Round Two Pick 43: Florida St RB Dalvin Cook
The Eagles cannot go wrong here. Cooks is a home-run threat running back and can change the game at any given carry.
Cook fits the Eagles offense very well because he also is a threat in the receiving game. He is arguably the best running back in this whole draft, but injury concerns are the reason he drops this far. But, like I said, in the second round, he is too good to pass up.
Round Three Pick 99:  Central Florida CB Shaquill Griffin
Griffin is an athletic freak. He has great size and is a playmaker at the cornerback position.
Griffin visited the Eagles and supposedly, the visit went well. He is a little raw, but it seems the Eagles and DB coach Cory Undlin are eager to work with him. He will compete for a starting job and mature into a top talent.
Photo Credit: Miami Herald

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