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Eagles select safety Johnathan Abrams in Mel Kiper’s latest mock draft

26 March 2019 Eagles News


The NFL Draft is just around a month away. After free agency and some of the acquisitions the team made during that period, it is clear to see where the Eagles are heading in regards to their first-round pick. Thought of as one of the best NFL draft insiders, Mel Kiper Jr. released a new mock draft today. He has the Eagles selecting Mississippi state safety, Johnathan Abram.

25. Philadelphia Eagles

Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State

The Eagles added safety Andrew Sendejo on a one-year deal. Sendejo is a very aggressive safety and one who can be a big-time role player for the Eagles. With questions about his long term place on the team along with safety, Rodney McLeod’s adding a talented safety would make sense. Abram would give the Eagles some idea of what the safety position is going to look like in the future. But, the Eagles seem really invested in adding players both depth and starters to their offensive and defensive line. With two second-round picks, their first pick could be used to add a talented player there.

Right now, the Eagles seem in a good position to take the best player on the board more now than ever. There are not too many holes on the Eagles roster going forward for this season. This draft is about adding talent for the long term to replace players who might depart after next season. Usually, when you draft, you are looking for players who can contribute right away and that’s what you hope for. However, with the Eagles this season, that might not be the case. And, that might not be a bad thing after all. Development is what you want to see after all.

 

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