With the draft being less than 10 days away and no sports going on, what’s better than doing a mock draft?
The Eagles obviously need wide receiver help but they also have some holes on other parts of their team. This draft could determine the Eagles future and the future of Howie Roseman. With 8 picks and at least one in every round besides the 7th, Howie will have the opportunity to add some legit talent onto this roster.
Check out my mock below and let me know what you think!
Round 1 Pick 21 – Jalen Reagor 5’11” 206lbs, WR TCU
I’ve been a big fan of Reagor for about 2 years now and his declaration for the NFL Draft this year couldn’t have come at a better time for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Reagor, who’s mainly known for his speed, is an absolute joy to watch when he has the ball in his hands. He also excels in contested catch situations which is quite rare for a guy of his stature.
With his father, Montae Reagor, playing 9 seasons in the NFL (1 for Philadelphia), Jalen was destined to become an Eagle.
Other options I like: Kenneth Murray LB Oklahoma, Yetur Gross-Matos DE Penn State, Grant Delpit S LSU
Round 2 Pick 53 – KJ Hamler 5’9″ 178lbs, WR Penn State
You know exactly what you’re getting with Hamler. He’s lightning quick and a perfect prodigy for DeSean Jackson.
Playing in the BIG10, Hamler often played some stiff competition but still produced. Over the last two seasons, he averaged a whopping 17yds per reception. With the Eagles desperately needing some speed on the offensive side of the ball, you can’t go wrong here.
Other options I like: Laviska Shenault Jr. WR Colorado, Ashtyn Davis S California, Curtis Weaver EDGE Boise St.
Round 3 Pick 103 – Alex Highsmith 6’4″ 242lbs, EDGE Charlotte
A former walk-on, Highsmith is an interesting prospect. Already possessing an elite first step, his quickness off the line is something to note.
The two things holding him back at the moment are his hands and overall play strength. If he doesn’t get an early jump on the offensive tackle, he tends to struggle. But with an NFL weight room at his service, I don’t think that’ll be a problem for too long.
Other Options I like: Troy Pride Jr. CB Notre Dame, Bryan Edwards WR South Carolina, Logan Wilson LB Wyoming
Round 4 Pick 127 – Reggie Robinson II 6’1″ 202 lbs, CB Tulsa
With his height and athleticism, Robinson would make for an ideal outside cornerback for the Eagles. He often uses this length to his advantage, swatting down jump-balls and just bullying small receivers.
A fearsome competitor, I’d love to add a guy like Robinson here in the 4th.
Other Options I like: Michael Ojemudia CB Iowa, Alton Robinson EDGE Syracuse, Logan Stenberg IOL Kentucky
Round 4 Pick 145 – Brandon Jones 6’0″ 205lbs, S Texas
Brandon Jones could be an absolute steal for the Eagles or any team that decides to take him. He has the athleticism and IQ to play right away.
Tackling wise, Jones is very good. His point of attack is fast and powerful, making it tough for any ball carrier to get by him. Although he does need some work in man coverage, I still like his overall game.
Other Options I like: Devin Duvernay WR Texas, A.J. Dillon RB Boston College, Markus Bailey LB Purdue
Round 4 Pick 146 – Anfernee Jennings 6’2″ 252lbs, EDGE/LB Alabama
Jennings is tough to stop whenever he gets going. A sure tackler in space, he could be relied on to clean up off of the edge.
A knee injury in 2018 seems to have limited Jenning’s production this past season, losing some of the explosiveness we saw earlier in his career. In the 4th round, this is the type of low risk – high reward move you make though.
Other options I like: Davion Taylor LB Colorado, James Proche WR SMU, Collin Johnson WR Texas
Round 5 Pick 168 – Terence Steele 6’6″ 312lbs, OT Texas Tech
Steele was a 4 year starter and captain at Texas Tech. Playing at three different positions along the offensive line, his versatility is something to highlight.
Right now the Eagles need a replacement for Vaitai, who could fill in at almost every position as depth. Steele has the athleticism and footwork to make it happen. In due time, he could become a valuable rotational piece.
Other option I like: Tyre Phillips IOL Mississippi St, Keith Ismael IOL San Diego St., Lamical Perine RB Florida
Round 6 Pick 190 – Quez Watkins 6’1″ 185lbs, WR Southern Miss
Arguably one of the fastest players in the draft, Watkins certainly has the ability to take the top off of a defense.
He’s not a complete receiver by any means but his physical traits are something you can’t teach. At the very worst, he could become a valuable piece in special teams.
Other options I like: Javaris Davis CB Auburn, Dane Jackson CB Pitt, Justin Herron OT Wake Forest