Cheat Sheet: Eagles Day 3 Draft Targets
Note: We are trying to keep this updated as guys go off the board.
Welcome to Day 3.
As things stand, the Eagles have four remaining picks: 141 (5th), 162 (5th), 237 (7th).
With their first three picks, the Eagles have taken Louisville outside linebacker Marcus Smith, Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews and Oregon WR Josh Huff. They still have several areas to address: defensive line depth, linebacker depth, offensive line depth and the secondary.
Here are some players to know:
Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor (5-9, 201) – He began his college career at Oregon before transferring to Baylor. Seastrunk ran for 1,177 yards last year, averaging 7.5 yards per carry and scoring 11 touchdowns. He ran a 4.51 at the combine.
Storm Johnson, RB, UCF (6-0, 209) – Ran a 4.60 at the combine. Johnson began his career at Miami before transferring to Central Florida. He had 1,139 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns last season.
Antonio Andrews, RB, Western Kentucky (5-10, 225) – Productive college player who led the nation in all-purpose yards for two years in a row. But he ran just a 4.82 at the combine.
Jordan Tripp, LB, Montana (6-3, 234) – He called himself the most versatile linebacker in this year’s class. The Eagles had Tripp in for an official visit. Considered a fantastic athlete who holds up well in coverage, he could contribute in their sub packages right away.
Christian Jones, LB, Florida State (6-3, 240) – A versatile player to keep an eye on. Jones played inside linebacker, outside linebacker and defensive end while with the Seminoles. Jones reportedly failed a drug test at the combine.
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, OL, McGill (6-5, 321) – Played his college ball in Canada. Duvernay-Tardif is believed to have guard/tackle versatility. The Eagles did their homework on him during the pre-draft process.
Antone Exum, Safety, Virginia Tech (6-0, 213) – He battled injuries last year, but has experience playing both safety and corner. Mayock said recently that teams are looking at him for both spots. Exum ran a 4.59 at the combine.
Matt Patchan, OL, Boston College (6-6, 302) – Athletic offensive lineman who could be of interest in the later rounds.
Jordan Zumwalt, LB, UCLA (6-4, 235) – He played in a 3-4 with the Bruins, starting 17 games inside and five outside. Tommy Lawlor over at Iggles Blitz compared Zumwalt to a Kelly favorite: Kiko Alonso.
Ronald Powell, OLB, Florida (6-3, 237) – He was the top-rated recruit in the country coming out of high school, but battled injuries during his college career. According to Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com, the Eagles have shown interest in Powell during the pre-draft process. At 237, he likely projects as a sub package player as a rookie.
Shamar Stephen, DL, Connecticut (6-5, 309) – He’s not expected to go as early as Urban or Hart, but Stephen is another guy who has the measurables the Eagles want on the defensive line.
Devon Kennard, OLB, USC (6-3, 249) – The “versatility” label fits with Kennard. He played defensive end, middle linebacker and outside linebacker in college. A Pac-12 player to keep an eye on in the later rounds.
Josh Mauro, DL, Stanford (6-6, 280) – Mauro played in the Pac-12, and his measurables fit what the Eagles want on the defensive line.
Vinnie Sunseri, Safety, Alabama (5-11, 210) – Another guy who dealt with an injury last year. Sunseri suffered a season-ending torn ACL in 2013, but reportedly turned in 40 times of 4.48 and 4.52 at his Pro Day. Sunseri excelled on special teams and could be worth a late-round flier.
Ed Reynolds, Safety, Stanford (6-1, 207) – As a junior, he had six interceptions and scored three touchdowns. Reynolds has good size and ran a 4.57 at the combine. He’s another Pac-12 player with whom Kelly should be familiar.
Trey Hopkins, OL, Texas (6-3, 307) – He might end up being an undrafted free agent, but the Eagles need to add offensive line depth. Hopkins has 34 7/8-inch arms and could be an option at guard.
Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon (6-4, 242) – Would Kelly take a flier on his former player? Lyerla is a special athlete, but has had a variety of issues and had to leave the team last year. He could be a name to watch as an undrafted free agent.