PFF has Eagles Selecting Ruggs First, Cornerback in Round 2 in Latest Mock Draft
With their latest mock draft, the analysts at Pro Football Focus decided to expand it to two rounds, and as a result, the Eagles came away with two areas of need.
With their first-round pick, PFF had the Eagles selecting Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III.
"Without DeSean Jackson, the Eagles' receiving corps was probably the slowest in the NFL. Now they add the fastest receiver in the draft. Ruggs averaged a ridiculous 9.0 yards after the catch for his career."
The greatest asset with Ruggs is the thing the Eagles need the most - speed. With Jackson coming back, adding a guy like Ruggs who has speed and big-play ability would give the team an extra weapon with some speed for quarterback Carson Wentz. Ruggs may be the fastest WR in a very deep wide receiver class.
In the second round, PFF had the Eagles selecting Noah Igbinoghene, the corner out of the University of Auburn.
“I know Eagles fans can’t be happy with another ‘project’ at cornerback, but beggars can’t be choosers in Round 2. Igbinoghene’s stats don’t look great with 431 yards allowed on 35-of-68 targets this past season with no picks and only six pass breakups. He���s one of the most impressive athletes at the position in the draft though and flashes some impressive reps on tape.”
Igbinoghene might not have the buzz around him that some of the top corners have right now but he is an interesting prospect, after starting his collegiate career as a receiver, he transitioned to cornerback over the offseason. The Eagles are in need at the corner position, and definitely need an upgrade with Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills both free agents this offseason.