Mel’s Mock: Eagles take OL and DT on Kiper’s new mock draft
ESPN's draft guru, Mel Kiper Jr. latest mock draft, version 3.0 has dropped.
Since the Chicago Bears traded their top pick to the Carolina Panthers, this version has a little different look.
It could end up being more than helpful to the Eagles as they sit in the 10th slot. With three or four quarterbacks expected to go in the top 10, multiple talented players could be on the board for Philadelphia to choose from.
Kiper’s new mock draft certainly looks like something Howie Roseman would do - taking Northwestern offensive lineman Peter Skoronski with pick 10.
Center Jason Kelce will be back, but the Eagles just lost right guard Isaac Seumalo in free agency. Could they take the prospect some teams consider the best guard in the class? Skoronski excelled at left tackle for the Wildcats, but his arms are slightly shorter than average for tackles (32 1/4 inches), so he could instead move inside. Philadelphia drafted interior lineman Cam Jurgens in Round 2 last year; he's the favorite to replace Seumalo, but taking Skoronski would ensure versatility and competition.
With Roseman's track record, this wouldn't be a surprise. Kiper also mentions taking a defensive tackle as an option here as well, with Adetomiwa Adebawore (Northwestern) and Lukas Van Ness (Iowa) as targets with the pick.
After thinking about it at pick 10, Kiper has the team adding one here with pick No. 30, taking Pittsburgh defensive tackle Calijah Kancey.
Kancey had an elite workout at the combine, though he's not going to be perfect for every team. At 6-foot-1, 281 pounds, he needs to go to a team that plays a 4-3 and allows him to penetrate past interior linemen and create chaos at the snap.
Kancey would give the team a replacement for Javon Hargrave, who left in free agency to San Francisco.
Kiper mentions a safety as a possibility as well.