Mallee Post Combine “Eagles Only” Mock 2.0
2 March 2020 DRAFT
Eagles Nation, the combine is complete and free agency is on the horizon. The offseason is about to heat up and I can’t wait to see what Howie has in store for us. About a month ago, I did my first Mallee “Eagles Only” Mock 1.0, now it’s time to throw another mock out there and really lock in on some strategies and key prospects. ( You can find prospects profiles on my draft hub)
Mock 1.0 Results:
1st Round: CB CJ Henderson
2nd Round: WR Jalen Reagor
3rd Round: LB Malik Harrison
3rd Round: G Ben Bredeson
4th Round: WR Antonio Gandy-Golden
4th Round: S Kyle Dugger
4th Round: DE Alton Robinson
5th Round: Darnay Holmes
5h Round: AJ Dillon
6th Round: LB Justin Strnad
I still love these prospects and it has been awesome to see all of their stocks rise immensley over the past month. I will now give you my ideas regarding our offseason and how we attack this draft.
Key Free Agency Moves:
Sign CB Byron Jones
Sign LB Joe Schobert
Re-structure/extend Malcolm Jenkins deal
Re-sign DT Timmy Jernigan
Jordan Howard and Rodney McLeod walk in free agency
Eagles Send the 2020 21st overall 1st round pick, 2021 2nd round pick, and 2020 85th overall 3rd round pick to the Cleveland Brown’s for the 10th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. He did it people (well at least in this scenario he did it). Howie pulled off yet another move to get a highly coveted NFL prospect. I based this trade off several recent trades that we would be mirroring. “Pittsburgh traded the 20th overall pick, the 52nd pick and a 2020 third-round pick to the Broncos to move up 10 spots for Bush, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.” We may have to sprinkle in a 5th or 6th but for now, this is the trade and the show is about to begin.
After years of throwing to a carousel of wide receivers due to their injuries or just lack of talent, Howie is now giving Carson Wentz a true number 1. CeeDee Lamb is everything the Eagles offense needs and more. Lamb is an absolute monster who has dominated at the college level for 3 straight years. At 6’2″ 200 and running 4.5 in the 40 on Thursday, he just checks every box. However, it is his unrivaled hands and natural playmaking ability that makes him elite. Don’t get me wrong, he had three straight Heisman winners or Heisman finalists for his QBs, but they’ll be the first to tell you that without CeeDee, none of that would have been possible. Carson could very well win an MVP without Lamb but with a target like Lamb, the sky is the limit. The league would be in for a rude awakening if Howie can somehow land who many believe is WR1 in the upcoming draft.
53 (own 2nd round)Antoine Winfield Jr, S Minnesota
Winfield is one of my favorite players in this draft class. He is just a natural playmaker and can do it all. His 2019 season was near perfect as he would regularly come down for run support and then the next play make a game changing play in coverage. It’s in his blood. The son of 1998 Jim Thorpe Award winner Antoine Winfield has really represented his father with pride. Winfield Jr. was all over the field this past season and was a major contributor for the Minnesota defense.
3rd Round (comp pick)Troy Pride Jr, CB Notre Dame
Out of all of prospects I follow, Troy Pride Jr. by far has had one of the best offseasons. From the Senior Bowl to the combine, Troy has dominated every rep, drill, and in game snap he’s participated in. He also had to face highly regarded WR Chase Claypool every day at practice for years. He is tough, instinctual, rangey, has fluid hips, and a leader. Pride Jr. has the profile of what should make hima true CB1 in the NFL.
117 (own 4th round)Kenny Willekes, EDGE Michigan State
Willekes is an absolute monster. He has dominated in the BIG10 since day 1 and is kind of a forgotten name in this draft. He had an awesome Senior Bowl and put up solid numbers at the combine. Willekes would really help our pass rush rotation and he could very well be a 10+ sack guy in the NFL. He is relentless to the ball and loves burying ball carriers into the core of the earth.
Career Accolades, via MSU Football
• MSU’S ALL-TIME LEADER IN TACKLES FOR LOSS (51)
• 2019 BURLSWORTH TROPHY WINNER
• TWO-TIME FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (2018, 2019)
• TWO-TIME TEAM MVP (2018, 2019)
• 2018 FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (THE ATHLETIC)
• TWO-TIME WALTER CAMP ALL-AMERICAN (SECOND TEAM IN 2018, 2019)
• 2018 BIG TEN DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
4th Round (comp pick)AJ Dillon, RB Boston College
Has been and will continue to be one of my favorite moves we could make this offseason. If and when Jordan Howard (who I am an huge fan of) walks due to money or other circumstance, AJ Dillon is THE guy. AJ is 6’1 250 and just ran a 4.53 40 this weekend. He is a tank. Miles will fly around the field all game long, Boston will leave LBs with broken ankles and broken dreams, then AJ will step on their throats until they suffocate and the clock hits zero. Violent? Absolutely. No more paddycake football. We need a player who makes other teams quit and that’s AJ Dillon.
4th Round (comp pick)Justin Strnad, LB Wake Forest
Justin is a phenomenal football player and an even better human being. I have had the pleasure of communicating to Justin, his family, and teammates the past few months and it is incredible how much support this kid has. He is a leader and just a relentless defender. He has great instincts, ball skills, and feel for the game. A young core of Schobert, Strnad, and Edwards would be fun to watch.
149 (own 5th round)Tyrie Cleveland, WR Florida
This kid can FLY. Why not let him fly in Philly? Tyrie has been one of my hidden gems of the offseason and his stock has just been rising and risng as of late. He tore up the competition as the Senior Bowl and had a great combine. Cleveland will have a better NFL career than his college stats may show. He was a huge play maker when the ball was his way and one of the nations best special team players. 4.4 speed and his draft stock is still extremely affordable.
Solomon Kindley is a work in progress but has still be a stabilizing force for the Bull Dogs offense who has had an elite run game for years. In addition, we have the advantage of having Jeff Stoutland to coach Kindley up in deficient areas. Kindley is a boxer in the trenches and dominates with his hands. He would be an excellent pick up in the 6th round.