I know what I want for Christmas! I know what I want for Christmas! I know what I want for Christmas! I want the Eagles to select Iowa LT Brandon Scherff and move him inside to G.
Look, I don’t do a mock Draft because I’m too smart for it. There is no way to forecast what 32 NFL teams will do over one round, much less seven. So instead I do a Draft Wishlist and tell you who I’d LIKE to see in an Eagles uniform and why.
ROUND ONE: Instead of telling you why I want Brandon Scherff, I’ll let HIM show you.
ROUND TWO: We still need a CB, and all indications are that the coaching staff lacks confidence in Brandon Boykin. So if we’re getting a guy and he’s available, Utah CB Eric Rowe should be snatched up. Odds are that by the time we get to pick in the 2nd, Rowe will be gone, but Florida States P.J. Williams should still be looking for a dance partner and he’d fit the man-press aspect of our defensive system.
ROUND THREE: Couldn’t we use a burner who could give us the 4.4 speed we used to have with DJax. How about a guy with 4.3 speed instead? And what if he was 6’2, 210? Enter Georgia WR Chris Conley.
ROUND FOUR: We need a SS but this Draft doesn’t offer much, otherwise I’d have picked this spot first. If we’re to gamble on a SS, I’d rather we wait and select Samford’s Jaquiski Tartt.
ROUND FIVE: We have two picks here and one of those picks should be to add depth on the Offensive Line. The guy I like here is Jamil Douglas from Arizona State. . Word is that we need an OLB, but with the arrival of Kiko Alonso and the return of DeMeco Ryans, if we don’t trade Mychal Kendricks, then his track record at OLB frees us up to draft an insurance policy for our ILB’s. I like Michigan State ILB Taiwan Jones as someone who Ryans could mentor.
ROUND SIX: More Offensive Line depth with C Andy Gallik out of Boston College.
ROUND SEVEN: I’d take another stab at SS by grabbing Central Florida’s Clayton Geathers. At worst he’s a special teamer.
Be on alert: We need O-line help and Oregon Duck Jake Fisher is looking for a home. So…brace yourselves. I hate how his hand placement starts outside and not inside. Even on his highlights. That’s a sure way to draw flags, and bad hand placement is a hard thing to unlearn.