NFL Draft 2017: 6 realistic possibilities for Philadelphia Eagles with No. 14 pick
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Speculation tends to accelerate in the days before the NFL draft, and plenty of theories exists about what the Philadelphia Eagles will do with their No. 14 overall pick during Thursday’s first round.
So, we’re going to take a stab at simplifying things. Here’s a look at six realistic possibilities for the Eagles with that 14th selection, along with some notes about each prospect.
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Cornerback stands as the weakest position on the Eagles’ roster entering the draft, but will they find one that makes sense at 14? Marshon Lattimore, Conley’s college teammate, will probably be off the board, and there isn’t a clear No. 2 in the crop of corners behind him. The Eagles have shown interest in Conley, however, and vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas heaped praise on him last week. At 6-feet and 185 pounds, Conley might be Philly’s best bet if they are committed to taking a cornerback in the first round.
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McCaffrey tore through Pac-12 defenses the past two years, shined at the combine and nears the draft with plenty of momentum. If he’s around at No. 14 overall, he’d make sense for the Eagles, who are looking for a go-to ball-carrier. McCaffrey projects as a back who can shoulder a full load of carries and also make a dent in the passing game — he finished his college career with 5,128 yards from scrimmage, 21 rushing touchdowns and 10 receiving touchdowns.