First round: 2nd overall selection (via Tennessee)
The Eagles make the biggest move of the draft, but not before paying a steep price. Chip Kelly trades away Fletcher Cox, Mychal Kendricks, pick 20, pick 52, and a 2016 1st round pick after the Chargers also tried to trade up for the pick. This is the first of several moves the Eagles make in this draft, and here they get their quarterback. The pick? Oregon QB Marcus Mariota
Second round: 43rd overall selection (via Cleveland)
After getting his quarterback in the first round, Chip Kelly makes another move, trading Sam Bradford to Cleveland for the 43rd overall pick. Now back in play in the second round, Kelly takes a guy he’s been high on for months leading up to the draft. The pick? Utah CB/S Eric Rowe
Third round: 72nd overall selection (via St. Louis)
The Eagles trade up three times during the first three rounds. This time, they send Brandon Boykin and the 195th overall pick to the Rams for the 72nd overall pick. Here, they draft a possible replacement for the departed Fletcher Cox. The pick? Stanford DE Henry Anderson
Third round: 84th overall selection
With the 84th overall pick, the Eagles finally decide to hold steady and use one of their original draft picks. The choice is obvious here and Chip takes another player he’s been high on leading up to the draft. The pick? Penn State S Adrian Amos
Fourth round: 113th overall selection
The Eagles waited until the middle rounds to fill their need at wide receiver, but here they take one of the best athletes in the entire draft. The pick? Georgia WR Chris Conley
Fifth round: 145th overall selection
The Eagles still have a need at offensive line. Though with the 145th overall pick they narrowly miss out on Sean Hickey, Chip Kelly takes a player who visited and worked out for the Eagles prior to the draft. The pick? Utah OL Jeremiah Poutasi
*The Eagles trade the 156th overall pick to the Dolphins for Dion Jordan.*
Seventh round: 237th overall selection
With their final pick of the draft, the Eagles target their second wide receiver of the draft and a player from Chip Kelly’s home state. The pick? New Hampshire WR R.J. Harris
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4 thoughts on “Eagles Draft Guide: 7-Round Mock Draft for the Eagles”
the MM and Jordan trade are ridiculous
The Bradford trade also has me scratching my head.. why settle for 2nd when we could of had a first ..especially when we already sacrificed a 2nd next year..
Ideal except for the fact we are getting a 2nd for bradford. We already included a second and foles in the package to get him so why would chip virtually give away nick foles when he wished to keep him
bri and Chris,
The price the Eagles pay for Mariota is steep in my mock draft, no doubt about it. But I think in the end, if the Eagles do go after Mariota, they’ll overpay to get him. I think Chip’s original plan was to trade Bradford to the Browns on the day of the draft for pick 19. While it might still be a possibility, there are strong rumors that suggest Bradford wouldn’t consider a long-term extension with the Browns if he was traded to Cleveland. With pick 19 out of the question and Mariota on board, Chip will likely trade Bradford for whatever immediate value he can find. Here, it’s an early second round pick that he uses to draft one of his favorite players in this class. Chip may have moved a 2nd round pick with Nick Foles when the Eagles traded for Bradford, but the long-term plan was to acquire a quarterback with better trade value than Foles. The Eagles got that in Bradford. And while he wasn’t used directly in the Mariota trade, he was eventually flipped for a player who will immediately contribute to the Eagles’ defense.
As far as Dion Jordan goes, it’s important to remember that he would have likely been Chip’s first ever draft pick in 2013 if the Dolphins wouldn’t have traded up in front of the Eagles. Instead of using pick 156 to draft an average pass rusher, I think Chip will slightly overpay to acquire a player he is extremely comfortable with. Jordan will also be a better fit in the Eagles’ 3-4 defense.
Thanks for your opinions.