Eagles

Eagles

We're still over a month from the NFL draft, but questions are coming in fast. 

We answered the first group of your questions -- including Dalvin Cook, drafting corners and backup quarterbacks -- here

But there are still plenty more to get through. Let's jump in: 

Yeah, there are a few: 

DE Derek Barnett: There are a few reasons we haven't heard too much about Barnett and the Eagles. For starters, he doesn't play corner or receiver. But it's also assumed the defensive end will already be off the board when the Eagles pick. There's a chance he isn't, though. If that happens, the Eagles could really use him. 

TE O.J. Howard: If the Eagles are serious about going best player available at 14, it could very well be Howard. No, they don't need another tight end, but Howard has the chance to be great. 

DE Taco Charlton: Fourteen is too high for him, folks say. But teams are always in desperate need of pass rushers, so I wouldn't be surprised to see him rise up draft boards. 

And there have been plenty of corners mocked to the Eagles, but here are two names I haven't seen too much: Quincy Wilson and Tre'Davious White. I don't think either guy is out of the question. 

I don't think there are any receivers possible that you haven't heard yet. The top three -- Mike Williams, Corey Davis and John Ross -- should all be in play. 

 

Yup. I think so. The deals to bring in Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith shouldn't prevent the Eagles from drafting wideouts. 

Ross can flat out play. He's more than just a fast 40 time. The concern with him is his injury history. Gotta be available to make an impact. The Eagles will have to really check into his medicals. 

Wait, there are positions outside of receiver and corner? I almost forgot. 

There are other needs. The Eagles really need pass-rush help and they can get a good player within the first three rounds. They should. 

Also, running back is a need. I'm not sure it will be Dalvin Cook at 14, but it would be an absolute shocker if they didn't draft one. 

And the Eagles have two good starting safeties in place, but it's a good year for safeties in addition to corners. They shouldn't shy away from taking one just because it's not an immediate need. 

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People have seemingly forgotten about Ron Brooks. No, he wasn't great last year and he's been a career backup, but Jim Schwartz really likes him. Brooks has been healing from a significant leg injury, but if he's healthy, I think he sticks around. 

So my guess is Brooks and Jalen Mills on the outside. Then, on third downs (when the team is in nickel), Brooks will move inside and a rookie to be named later will come in to play outside. 

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Yeah, it's possible, but I have a feeling he'll be gone. There are four running backs who could go in the first round this year, a real departure from the classic thinking about grabbing one later. (Though, I still kind of fall on that side of the line.)

I think a better bet in the second round is grabbing a corner, especially if the Eagles don't take one in the first round. Guys like Teez Tabor, Gareon Conley or Fabian Moreau could be there. 

No way. Rotating on the offensive line just isn't a good idea. It's way too important for those guys to get into a rhythm and learn how to play with the guys next to them. Pick the best five and go with it.