Round 1 Pick 20
Philadelphia Eagles: Nelson Agholor, WR, USC
Jeremy Maclin surprised everyone by signing with the Chiefs (i.e. sabotaging his career). The Eagles will probably take a receiver in the first three rounds, and Chip Kelly is very familiar with this Pac-12 receiver. I went back and forth between Jaelen Strong and Nelson Agholor. If you didn't see it, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com wrote a great article about why he thinks Agholor will be Philadelphia's selection. I went with Strong in a previous update because I have him higher on my board, but his injury pushed this selection back toward Agholor.
Pick change; previously Jaelen Strong, WR
well they clearly need a WR. None of what "Chip" has done makes much sense.
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Round 1 Pick 20
Alabama safety Landon Collins.
The Eagles could go with a wide receiver here, possibly one with size like Jaelen Strong. But Collins is a good value at this point in the draft and fills a need at strong safety by replacing Nate Allen opposite free safety Malcolm Jenkins. Collins is built like a weakside outside linebacker and is very good against the run, while athletic enough to hold up in coverage for the most part. As I mentioned in the Titans' section, I'm not ready to rule out the possibility of the Eagles making a move up the board to draft Mariota. The cost might prove too much, but the fit between player, coach and scheme would be perfect.
The birds will trade bradford for 12, get mariota at 12, then pick up landon collins at 20. Theyll get the best corner available or jake fisher in the second. Game over
Round 1 Pick 20.
Philadelphia – Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut
No player in this draft helped himself more at the NFL Draft Combine than UConn’s Byron Jones, who blew up the internet with his world record 12-foot-3 broad jump, and didn’t hurt matters with a 4.43 40-yard dash and 44.5-inch vertical. Philadelphia has needs throughout the secondary, and Jones has experience playing both corner and safety, as well as the athleticism to fill in wherever needed. Football Outsiders ranked Philly’s 2014 pass defense 18th in the NFL, and it continues to be a major need. If Chip Kelly continues to favor Pac-12 players, he could also take a chance on Washington cornerback Marcus Peters here.