NFL Mock Draft 2018: Who are Philadelphia Eagles’ rivals projected to pick?
It’s been mock draft season for quite some time, and there’s been plenty of attention spent in this space on who the Philadelphia Eagles will select. Plenty of the positions the Eagles are connected with make sense: wide receiver, tight end, offensive line, running back. The reigning Super Bowl champions can go in so many different directions. But what about the rest of their NFC East rivals? How about the rivals in the rest of the conference or the rest of the league? Who are they supposed to pick? Let’s take a look.
Note: We used four mock drafts from Mel Kiper Jr. at ESPN, Todd McShay at ESPN, Dan Kadar at SB Nation and Sean Wagner-McGough at CBS Sports for this exercise.
- ESPN (McShay): Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State
- ESPN (Kiper): Sam Darnold, QB, USC
- SB Nation: Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
- CBS Sports: Sam Darnold, QB, CBS Sports
Plenty of signs, including the hiring of former Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as head coach, point to the Giants drafting Eli Manning’s successor later this month. But there will be plenty of options at No. 2, and the Giants could go rogue and select Chubb or Penn State running back Saquon Barkley.
- ESPN (McShay): Vita Vea, DT, Washington
- ESPN (Kiper): Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
- SB Nation: Vita Vea, DT, Washington
- CBS Sports: Da’Ron Payne, DT, Washington
Hmm, wonder what position the Redskins need to do a little work on… Carson Wentz had plenty of success in the Eagles’ two wins over Washington last season, so the more pressure the Redskins can get up the middle on the Birds, the better.