2017 NFL mock draft: Philadelphia Eagles round-by-round picks
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The Philadelphia Eagles maneuvered their way toward the front of the NFL draft order last spring to select quarterback Carson Wentz second overall, but things are different this year.
With Wentz in place as the face of the franchise and Doug Pederson entering Year 2 as head coach, the Birds are inching toward this month’s draft with hopes of building on the framework in place. But how exactly will they do that? What players will they target when the draft begins April 27 in Philadelphia?
While those answers are challenging to predict, dozens of pundits have taken stabs at it.
So, we pulled together three seven-round, Eagles-specific mock drafts to get a feel for what writers are projecting. Here are the sources we rounded up:
The writers from Rotoworld and CSNPhilly provided thoughts with their predictions, and we included that below. NFLDraftScout.com’s mock draft didn’t come with analysis, so I added a blurb of my own to provide context on the players.
Take a look the round-by-round predictions from each outlet.
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Rotoworld: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
“Conley has a legitimate shot at becoming the best corner in this draft. He plays at a high level from the left side, right side and in the slot. This should be the absolute latest he remains on the board.”
CSNPhilly: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
“A very polished player who will be able to start on Day 1. Conley has excellent size and looks equally comfortable in press coverage and zone. He knows when to be aggressive and he breaks hard on the football.”
NFLDraftScout.com: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
McCaffrey, who was ultra productive during his time at Stanford, tested well at the combine and is a multi-faceted playmaker. It’s clear McCaffrey fits a need for the Eagles, but would the Birds take a running back in the first round? They haven’t done that since 1986.