Three Prospects to Watch this Weekend that Could Interest the Eagles During the NFL Draft

With College Football already two weeks into the season and for some teams this is game four this week it’s time to look at prospects around the country that should interest the Eagles. Reminder is that the Eagles don’t currently own a second or third round pick so the draft, like every year, is important.

Here’s the guys the I mentioned last week to look at: http://sportsarephilly.com/three-prospects-watch-week-interest-eagles-draft-day/

 

Let’s start it up now!

 

Deon Cain – Clemson Wide Receiver, Plays Clemson @ 8:00 PM on ABC

(Photo: BART BOATWRIGHT/Staff)

Cain entered the year as one of the best deep threats in all of college football. With Mike Williams out Cain is now looked at to be the guy. Clemson played Kent State week one and Cain only had two receptions, but one went for a 50+ yard score. Played Auburn last week and had only two receptions for 27 yards. Cain stands at 6’2″ and will run a sub 4.4 time at the combine. The size and speed is something the Eagles could use on the outside with Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffery’s futures with the Eagles still in question. If both aren’t brought back the Eagles will definitely look at the draft to replace them. Cain could be one of those players the Eagles look at.

 

Connor Williams – Texas Left Tackle, Plays USC @ 8:30 PM on FOX

Texas tackle Connor Williams drops back to pass block against California on Saturday, September 19, 2015. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Williams has been starting for the Longhorns since he walk onto the campus at Texas. Williams stands at 6’6″ weighing 315 pounds and he thrives at both run and pass blocking. The Eagles will, in my eyes, have a need at left tackle after the season. The team gave Jason Peters an extension, but we saw last week that you just can’t rely on him game by game. Leaving Lane Johnson at right tackle seems to be the reality of the future and drafting Williams would give the Eagles a future at both tackle positions. Williams helped D’Onta Foreman average over 10 yards a carry last year for the Longhorns. I’d think about Williams in the first to sure up the offensive line.

 

Ronald Jones II – USC Running Back, Play Texas @ 8:30 PM on FOX

USC running back Ronald Jones II scores the first of four touchdowns against Oregon during a game Nov. 5 at the Coliseum. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Jones is one of the key parts to one of the best offenses on college football this year. Jones is an elusive athlete in the open field and he’s hard to get a finger on. He’s a back that makes him a threat on the ground and through the air. LeSean McCoy reminds me of Jones in a way because of the similar athletic traits and their liabilities as pass protectors. Jones will probably be a second round pick and the Eagles, as I mentioned earlier don’t have a second round pick. If I’m the Eagles I trade back and rack up the picks. Jones would be the running back I try and target in the second and he would be my running back on the future.

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