The Eagles’ Draft Options During the Final Day

Who could the Eagles target in the final four rounds?


Daniel Lasco. (USA Today Sports)

With just two picks in the first 150 selections of the draft, the Eagles chose Carson Wentz and Oregon State offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo. The final four rounds kick off at noon today on ESPN and NFL Network.

Here are the Eagles’ picks:

  • Fifth round: 153d overall selection
  • Fifth round: 164th overall selection (from Pittsburgh)
  • Sixth round: 188th overall selection
  • Seventh round: 233d overall selection
  • Seventh round: 251st overall selection (from Arizona)

Tim covered several guys yesterday who the Eagles could get in the middle or late rounds, but here are seven more, many of whom the team has shown interest in. The analysis and measurables are from, while the projected rounds are from CBS Sports.

WR Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia
Height/Weight: 6-0, 198
Projected Round: 3-4

Analysis: “Mitchell was hampered by injuries in the past and inconsistent quarterback play this year, but there is no doubting his ball skills and smoothness as a route runner. His speed is just average and he doesn’t get as much separation as teams like underneath, but he’s tough, can make contested catches and has the type of personal and football character that will have scouts pulling for him in their draft rooms. Mitchell will be a 24-year-old rookie.”

RB Daniel Lasco, California
Height/Weight: 6-0, 209
Projected Round: 4

Analysis: “One­-year wonder who put himself on the map with a strong, overall performance in 2014 but suffered through a hip injury in 2015 and was unimpressive when he played. Lasco has some positive physical traits and might post some interesting combine numbers, but his lack of vision and inability to run with consistent physicality will be challenges when it comes to making an NFL roster.”

CB Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma
Height/Weight: 5-11, 185
Projected Round: 4

Analysis: “Experienced cornerback who has cover experience against current and future NFL receivers. Sanchez is a feast or famine cover man whose instincts run him into interceptions but also into aggressive mistakes that can cost his own team. His lack of size will work against him on draft day, but his ball production will be heavily weighed by teams looking for coverage help from a third cornerback.”

LB Nick Kwiatkoski, West Virginia
Height/Weight: 6-2, 243
Projected Round: 4-5

Analysis: “Kwiatkoski is known for his weight room work and has transitioned his body type from safety to inside linebacker. He has some physical limitations that could prevent him from becoming a full-­time starter, but his mean streak and ability to finish as a tackler could serve him well as a special teamer which is likely how he will have to make a team.”

DL Anthony Zettel, Penn State
Height/Weight: 6-4, 277
Projected Round: 5-6

Analysis: “Maximum effort defensive lineman who doesn’t have optimal length to play at a defensive end spot or the size to play inside. Zettel has some talent and a great motor which is why he’s been as productive as he has over the last two seasons, but his traits and skill set may not translate into a lengthy NFL career.”

OT Joe Haeg, North Dakota State
Height/Weight: 6-6, 304
Projected Round: 6

Analysis: “While the pedigree and the body type look the part, continued tape study begins to uncover core strength issues that permeate several facets of his game. As a run blocker, his inability to drive and sustain blocks is a concern while his pass protection shows a good, initial pass set that turns into leaning to make up for his lack of anchor. While Haeg has the athletic traits of a zone blocking tackle, it won’t matter without better functional power.”

LB Steven Daniels, Boston College
Height/Weight: 5-11, 243
Projected Round: 7-FA

Analysis: “On first glance, Daniels simply appears to be too big and stiff to be able to function as an NFL linebacker, but the more you watch, the more you realize that his motor and strength makes up for some of his deficiencies. Daniels has flexibility limitations that will hurt him, but his production over the last three years as a downhill player should be considered. He plays better football than he tests and could become a consideration for 3­-4 teams looking for a thumper to add some depth.”