Final Mock Draft Has Eagles Taking Wide Receiver and Cornerback
Its draft day and time for one final mock draft.
The Eagles enter the draft armed with two first-round picks, No. 15 and No. 18 with the ability to do a lot of things.
Wide receiver (+200) is the current betting favorite according to Draft Kings, with defensive line/edge and defensive back next (+225).
So who does ESPN draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay see landing with the Philadelphia Eagles tonight?
Lets look at No. 15 with Kiper having the Eagles landing Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams.
Williams would likely be the No. 1 receiver off the board if he didn't tear the ACL in his left knee in the national title game in January. He's explosive but might miss some time early in the season. This would mean back-to-back-to-back first-round receivers for the Eagles, who might just move on from Jalen Reagor.
McShay also has the Eagles taking Williams at that spot.
Another year, another first-round wideout for the Eagles. And while Williams is still recovering from a torn left ACL, he is a burner who can beat you over the top in the vertical game or after the catch. Having Williams and DeVonta Smith running routes would ease some pressure on quarterback Jalen Hurts, even though we won't see both wideouts on the field right away.
So for the third straight year, it appears there is a good possibility the Eagles could take another wide receiver. Williams is a good one, who would give the Eagles a field-stretching type of receiver.
Smith spoke to NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark and told him the Eagles have interest.
“They told me they would love to see me alongside DeVonta [Smith]," Williams told Clark. "I think that would be a great explosive offense, just something no one’s seen before”
With pick No. 18, Kiper and also agree with Washington cornerback Trent McDuffie the pick.
This could be a defensive end, but the No. 2 corner spot on the other side of Darius Slay is a huge hole. McDuffie is a tough and physical corner with versatility.
McDuffie would start opposite Darius Slay right away in Jonathan Gannon's defense, and give them a to limit big plays and is the best tackling cornerback in the entire class. McDuffie recorded 35 tackles, four of which were for losses, a sack and six passes defensed during his sophomore season for the Huskies.