Eagles Draft Watch: Week 13 Edition

Considering the way this season’s gone, there’s no harm in looking ahead.

So every week from here on out, we’ll track the Eagles’ draft position to give you an idea of where they might be picking in the first round.

There’s currently a grand total of TWO teams in the entire league with fewer wins than the Eagles. The Chiefs are 1-10, and the Jaguars are 2-9. Three other teams – the Panthers, Browns and Raiders – are tied with the Eagles with three wins. The tiebreaker among teams with the same record is strength of schedule. The team with the easiest strength of schedule picks higher.

Here’s a look:

 
Opponent Wins
Opponent Losses
Opponent SOS
Raiders8096.455
Browns8987.506
Eagles9086.511
Panthers9284.523

The Raiders have the easiest schedule, so they would pick third, followed by the Browns (fourth), Eagles (fifth) and Panthers (sixth).

This should also give you an idea of which teams to root for going forward. Eagles fans want victories by Oakland, Cleveland, Carolina and Jacksonville. Even Kansas City, although that might be getting greedy.

In terms of remaining schedule, the Eagles have the toughest road ahead of any of the 3-8 teams. Their opponents in the final five weeks have a higher winning percentage (.527) than Oakland (.345), Carolina (.418) or Cleveland (.418). In other words, statistically speaking, the Eagles will have a tougher time picking up wins down the stretch than their counterparts.

The Browns and Raiders have to play each other (this week). The Panthers and Raiders meet in Week 16. Carolina, Oakland and Cleveland all still have to face the 1-10 Chiefs. In other words, someone’s got to win those games.

Normally, at this time of year, we’re working on playoff scenarios. But times have changed, so we’ll bring you the updated draft watch every Tuesday the rest of the way.

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  • waltpaw

    Would they draft matt barkley?

  • LB01

    Matt Barkley? Watching that game last ngt the Eagles needs OL all new secondary some TRUE receivers Jax & maclin are ok but when u need tough yards they can’t get I watch other QB’s and most of them have receivers that they can throw the ball to while the receivers are covered and the QB can count on them to make a play at the ball but not in Philly.Peyton nor Tom Brady could in rgt now and win a game that’s just a team playing very bad rgt now and I do think if they had won that game after the bye the team would be playing better a fresh start in management and a few physical players that is what’s need in philly

    • TurdFerguson

      The Eagles have so many needs that just getting Peters, Kelce & Herremans back will be good enough for them to focus elsewhere.

      • RMC

        No guarantees that Kelce even stays next year if Mr. Mudd and Marty are gone…BTW, what does everyone think on Mudd? Does he stay or go?

        • Nik

          He’s as gone as Babin

  • chris

    Man i really like what i see from that LB from notre dame, Te’o. he might be a reach though since we will be picking top 5 or 6, most likely. Can’t ignore the fact that we need major safety help. i dont know what happened to allen, i had high hopes for him. coleman has to go. i think the Oline will be okay once healthy, that is strictly a victim of injuries.

  • morgan c

    Honestly, the best thing we can hope for as fans at this point is that we lose out, and KC and Jacksonville somehow manage to get a couple more wins each… and we wind up with the number 1 pick. And yes, we will go after Barkley. Obviously. He has lost some of his luster this year, but he’s still going to be a good NFL quarterback. We must draft him (yes, no Luck, no RGIII, but still he’s good). Let he and Foles battle it out. Draft Oline and Dline all other rounds. It has become apparent this season that our team and roster is rotten from the foundation. We need to rebuild our lines. We need new guards and a new tackle. And who exactly on our Dline other than Cox do you see starting for a contending team? Trent Cole? 0.5 sacks this year? Ya, he’s clearly not done…

    • morgan c

      Worry about safety and back-end once we rebuild our foundation. Safety doesn’t matter if you can’t block or get to the QB.

    • FMWarner

      There’s no way Barkley should go that high. He’s generally thought to be a late first rounder at this point, and QBs always go higher than projected, but not THAT much higher.

  • loafer009

    Trade down a few and pick up another 2! Let someone else fail with another USC bust at QB

    • normanbuntz

      So they can pick a star like Nate Allen or Jaiquan Jarrett in the 2nd?

      • tom

        maybe the new coach will be better at picking players.

  • Nik

    Let’s hope they don’t stray from the “best player available” mantra. Draft for needs, you get Danny Watkins… Draft best available, get Fletcher Cox et al.

  • http://twitter.com/Lez215 Dutch

    Time indeed have changed, We’re racing Kansas City to the back door.

  • Joe

    I think Foles can get it done I really want to se a trade down for more picks we need people at to many spots not to and find a better OC MM is not the Answer just ask the lions