Here Are 5 Names the Eagles Should Target in the NFL Draft
While the first round guys get all the attention the depth of a roster is made up of guys that are drafted in rounds two-through-seven.
Here are five names that Eagles fans should be hoping the Eagles end up with on draft day:
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1. Kyle Van Noy, BYU, OLB (possible 2nd round pick) - Van Noy, is a play-making linebacker who had 63 tackles, 17.5 TFL, four sacks, two interceptions, a fumble recovery and seven pass deflections in 2013. van Noy played in BYU's 3-4 scheme and looks like a good fit for the Eagles' 3-4 alignment.
2. Keith McGill, Utah, CB (Possible 2nd Round Pick) - Injuries have been an issue for McGill who has spectacular size, but many wonder if he can play corner in the NFL because of his average speed. McGill has spent time at both corner and safety, which could help his evaluation as a nickel defensive back - he could be a Cary Williams type corner or a bigger, more physical type safety.
3. Deone Bucannon, Washington State, Safety (Possible 2nd-3rd round pick) - The 6-foot-1, 211-pounder, is a huge hitter who can also cover, who some have said could have worked his way into the first round. Bucannon played both free and strong safety. He plays a bit stiff, but he has plenty of closing speed and is an aggressive tackler.
4. Brock Vereen, Minnesota, CB/S (Possible 3rd-4th round pick) - Vereen is a guy who has great speed, his 4.47 40, was the fastest of all the safeties, at the combine and has good size at 6-0, 199. He has tremendous athletic ability who could be a late Day 2, or early Day 3 selection.
5. Bashaud Breeland, Clemson, CB (possible 3rd round pick) - A surprise early entry into the draft, Breeland ran two forties of 4.53 and 4.59 seconds at the NFL Combine. Breeland's has a propensity to gamble but has great closing speed that generally erases his errors. Breeland is a willing run defender, but he must improve his tackling technique.