Final Philadelphia Eagles 7-Round Mock

April 22nd, 2016 by Ryan Waterman | Filed under Eagles, Football, General, NFL, Sports, TalkSportsPhilly.
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The Eagles shocked the football world yesterday, by leapfrogging six other teams to land the second overall pick. That trade dropped the Eagles draft pick haul from nine picks, down to a total of seven. Prior to that trade, the common thought process was that the Eagles would select Ezekiel Elliott with the eighth overall pick. Following this deal, it’s widely expected that the Birds will select a quarterback with #2. Where they go beyond that selection?  Well, that is what remains a mystery. I’m here to give my thoughts on how the Eagles will draft next weekend.

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Source: Michael Chang/Getty Images North America

1st Round (2nd Overall)- Carson Wentz [QB/North Dakota State]

In 1999, they draft Donovan McNabb with this pick. This year, they hope history repeats itself.

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Source: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images North America

3rd Round (77th Overall)- Shon’ Coleman (OT/Auburn)

He’s still raw. But, he does possess the physical talent to reach his full potential. The Eagles find themselves their future left tackle for years to come.

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Source: Brett Deering/Getty Images North America

5th Round (153rd Overall)- Zack Sanchez [CB/Oklahoma]

I’ll still argue to anyone, that this secondary needs improved depth. Outside of Rowe, Carroll, and JaCorey Sheppard, there’s not really much there. Sanchez would not only add depth to the secondary, but it would give them a possible starting option as soon as mid-season.

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Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America

5th Round (164th Overall)- Spencer Drango [OL/Baylor]

The offensive line is still a little shaky, so addressing it is a pretty easy decision to make. This pick though, it will come under some scrutiny. In other mock drafts, Drango is projected as a late 7th-round pick, primarily because of the back surgery he underwent in 2013. Nonetheless, Drango is a natural. The game comes extremely easy to him, and he possesses a fantastic skill set. Many scouts have pegged his eventual home on the inside of the offensive line, and have compared him to Zach Martin of the Dallas Cowboys. If he even comes close to Martin, this pick is a resounding success.

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Source: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images North America

6th Round (188th Overall)- Keith Marshall [RB/Georgia]

Marshall possesses too high of a ceiling to pass up at this point. While he may not have the speed that he once did, he still lit the NFL Combine a blaze with a 4.31 40-yard dash. With Doug Pederson wanting to run the ball much more than the Eagles have in the past, getting a workhorse is a good idea. Marshall’s got the makeup to be just that.

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Source: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images North America

7th Round (233rd Overall)- Travis Feeney [LB/Washington]

Feeney is a lot like Shaq Thompson, a former safety turned outside linebacker. Despite his size, he doesn’t lack in the physicality department. While he has his fair share of missed tackles, he’s well-known for his high-impact hits. Reads the run well, possesses great speed of the edge, and has some pretty surprising strength as a pass rusher. If all works well, he’ll be a great compliment to Philly’s LB corps. Failed experiment at LB?  Drop him back to strong safety. Solid potential for a win-win, here.

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Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America

7th Round (251st Overall)- DeMarcus Robinson [WR/Florida]

Robinson is a top-50 talent with a troubled off-field career. Many teams believe so little in him, that he’s already written off draft boards. If Robinson can get his act together, he’ll be a stud in the NFL. The Eagles are an organization that knows how to clean up the off-the-field issues, if their players have any. They decide that with this pick, the risk is worth the potential reward.

 

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