The draft is now only one day away, and all sorts of mocks are flying around. I had yet to do a mock for the Eagles, mainly due to the fact that I was incredibly indecisive on who the Eagles would wind up drafting. Now that the draft is so close, I have gathered all of my resources and have completed all of the research I have needed to compose a full seven round mock for Philadelphia. Some of the picks might come as a surprise to some of you, but check it out! Here’s my full seven-round Eagles mock draft:
Round 1 (23rd Overall): Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado OR Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
The Eagles have two huge needs they need to fill, a cornerback and an offensive lineman. The reason I listed both players is because I like both of them so much I didn’t know which one too choose. Although there is no guaranteeing that Smith will still be available by the Eagles pick, so in reality Carimi is the safest bet.
Saying that Smith is still available, the Eagles will take him. This goes without saying, it’s just that his stock has been rising like crazy and there are a number of teams above the Eagles that have been openly interested in him. There have been issues regarding his character, and that may scare some teams away, but the Eagles and Andy Reid have been fearless with taking controversial players, (Michael Vick).
Carimi on the other hand is a monster who can hold an entire side of a line down. An offensive tackle that is solid through and through and it would be an instant upgrade on the Eagles offensive line. This was arguably the Eagles biggest weakness last season, and it is something that must be upgraded. Carimi could protect Vick’s blindside and keep him healthy, which is paramount to Philadelphia’s success.
Round 2 (54th overall): Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
I honestly do not believe that the Eagles will be able to score Smith in the first, so they will have to fill this need in the second. A great alternative that could play opposite Asante Samuel is Aaron Williams from Texas. Overall Williams stock has fallen slightly since the end of the college football season and the Eagles may be able to scoop him up at the end of the second. I know that Williams may not be available, but he definitely could.
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