Eagles Seven-Round Mock Draft
Here’s my seven-round mock draft for the Eagles:
Round 1, Pick 20 (20) – Trade for Marcus Mariota.
Originally, I wasn’t going to include trades, but it only makes sense at this point. I think the Mariota deal happens. Let’s take a stab at compensation.
I think the Eagles flip Sam Bradford (and likely a later round pick) to the Browns for No. 19. They then send the No. 19 pick, the No. 20 pick and their 2016 first rounder, along with two players (Fletcher Cox, Mychal Kendricks, Brandon Boykin, Vinny Curry) to the Titans for No. 2.
It’s tough to guess at who those two players might be. The key guy has to be Cox. He’s a game-wrecker, scheme-versatile, 24 and under contract for two more years. I’m sure Chip Kelly is trying as hard as he can to keep Cox in Philadelphia. With the Chargers reportedly out, are the Eagles bidding against themselves? They might be. But Kelly has come this far. In the end, he might have to make a Godfather deal that includes Cox.
The Titans get two top-20 picks, two starters on defense and a 2016 first rounder. Kelly gets the quarterback he’s wanted all along.
Round 2, Pick 20 (52) – Eric Rowe, CB/S, Utah
He’s one of the toughest players to project. Rowe could go off the board in the first round, or he could last to the Eagles at No. 52. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound defensive back played safety for three years before transitioning to cornerback and has the size/athleticism (4.45) to line up at either spot in the NFL (full breakdown here). Rowe is a fantastic tackler in open space, will mix it up in the run game and has good ball skills. The Eagles reportedly brought him in for a pre-draft visit.
Round 3, Pick 20 (84) – Chris Conley, WR, Georgia
Conley (6-2/213/4.35) is one of the best size/speed receivers in the draft. A freak athlete (33 3/4-inch arms, 45-inch vertical), Conley is also considered a high-character prospect. At times, he showed great hands and body control, although Conley didn’t amass gaudy statistics (36 catches). He averaged 18.25 yards per reception, but has the potential to be a very good pro. The Eagles add him to the mix in the third round.
Round 4, Pick 14 (113) – Adrian Amos, S, Penn State
It’s not a particularly deep or talented group of safeties, but Amos (6-0, 218) seems like an attractive option. He has good size and adequate athleticism. Most importantly (for this regime), he’s a scheme fit. Amos has experience playing corner, nickel and safety. The Eagles had him in for an official visit at the NovaCare Complex and also worked him out separately at Amos’ high school in Baltimore.
Round 5, Pick 9 (145) – Mark Glowinski, OL, West Virginia
There’s a lot to like about Glowinski (6-4, 307). He started his college career playing tackle and then moved to guard where he started for the Mountaineers in each of the past two seasons. He has great athleticism (spider chart here) and would appear to be an excellent scheme fit. He’s expected to be a mid-round pick and will likely be on the Eagles’ radar.
Round 5, Pick 20 (156) – Obum Gwacham, OLB, Oregon State
He fits the bill of what the Eagles are looking for on Day 3 of the draft. Gwacham (6-5, 246) is a fantastic athlete who just made the switch from offense to defense last year. He’s also considered an extremely high character prospect, and the Eagles had him in for an official visit. I think Gwacham will interest the Eagles on Day 3.
Round 6, Pick 20 (196) – Terry Poole, OL, San Diego State
Poole (6-5, 307) played right and left tackle with the Aztecs, but could get a look at guard in the NFL. He tested really well at the combine, and the Eagles reportedly had him in for a visit. Poole would be a projection pick. In other words, he needs to be developed and won’t be able to contribute right away. He’s not expected to go off the board until Day 3.
Round 7, Pick 20 (237) – R.J. Harris, WR, New Hampshire
I only have one Oregon guy on here, so I have to include a New Hampshire prospect, right? Harris (6-0, 200) was a highly productive receiver, totaling 310 catches for 4,328 yards and 36 touchdowns in his college career. Last season, Harris caught 100 balls for 1,551 yards and 15 touchdowns. From a size perspective, he falls in line with many of the prospects in the draft, and Harris showed the ability to make plays downfield. He could be an option in the seventh round or as a priority free agent.