Eagles mock draft roundup: Who the experts think the Eagles will pick
8 February 2019 Eagles News
With the season being officially over as the Super Bowl has passed, it is officially the start of draft season. Draft season is a fun time of the year when you get to learn a lot of new names and you get to see who fits what your team is doing and what their current needs are. With that being said, sometimes, it is best to stick with the experts during this time of the year. All draft season, I’ll be updating you on the most recent mock drafts while compiling a list of all the mock drafts. As we speak, here are the most current mock drafts, check out who they have the Eagles taking.
Todd McShay (ESPN) The Pick: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
“It’s no secret that the Eagles want a cornerback, but this is some really, really good value. Put Lawrence next to Fletcher Cox and let those two plug the middle of a line that was in the bottom third in rush defense this season. “
Matt Miller (Bleacher Report) The Pick: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
“The Philadelphia Eagles have a solid secondary but could use help at the cornerback position, especially in the slot. Washington’s Byron Murphy is feisty, technically smooth and has shown excellent ball skills. So why is he on the board here? Teams could knock him for his lack of bulk on a 5’11” frame. Murphy has been electric the last two seasons at Washington, oftentimes showing up the teammates around him from previous draft classes. The Eagles could quickly fall in love with his playmaking skills and ability to close on the ball with special quickness and physicality.”
Michael Middlehurst- Schwartz USA Today Sports, DraftWire The Pick: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson:
“For all of the hand-wringing over Philadelphia’s secondary, the once-dominant defensive line didn’t create the same kind of havoc it did in the 2017 Super Bowl campaign. At 6-4 and 340 pounds, the massive Lawrence can help dissuade opponents from double-teaming Fletcher Cox regularly while he plugs the middle.”
Dan Kadar, SB Nation The Pick: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
“Left tackle Jason Peters has struggled the past two seasons with injuries, and he could decide to retire this offseason. Even if he doesn’t, the time is now for the Eagles to find his successor. Dillard is an athletic blocker on the left side, and he knows how to handle speed rushers.”
Right now, it is very early in this process. In March, rosters will change and needs will become a lot more noticeable. Then. the mock drafts will start to key in on the position the Eagles are really going to hone in on with their first pick. But for now, here is a good starting point.
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