A Look at Each of the Eagles’ 8 Draft Picks
On Monday's edition of the Sports Bash, we dissected each of the Eagles’ eight draft picks, discussing how they fit with the team’s identity.
One thing that defined this draft was competition: On offense, the draft added Mack Hollins, Shelton Gibson and Donnel Pumphrey to compete at wide receiver and running back. On defense, the draft added Derek Barnett and Rasul Douglas to compete at defensive end and cornerback. On special teams, the Eagles added multiple players, including Hollins, Gibson and Nate Gerry who should help Dave Fipp's unit remain one o the tops in the league.
Overall, the team added more talent that has a shot to play and contribute right away.
To me, one of the team’s draft choices fit that mold better than Rasul Douglas, the cornerback the Eagles chose in the third round, he has a shot to step in a play from day one, and gives the Eagles a tough physical corner.
“Douglas was one of my personal favorites," Draft expert Scott Wright, President of Draftcountdown.com said on the Sports Bash. "He really had a breakout senior campaign, a playmaker in the secondary.
Another name to keep an eye on is sixth-round selection, Elijah Qualls, who the drafted with the No. 214 overall pick.
"I really liked that pick, I had a fourth round grade on him," said Wright. "He's so much more athletic than he looks - I really like that pick for the Eagles."
Listen below to Wright's take on the all of Eagles’ picks.