1ST ROUND: QB CARSON WENTZ, NORTH DAKOTA STATE
The Eagles made a huge trade with Cleveland to land the 2nd overall selection, and position themselves to draft their franchise quarterback in Wentz. He possess the size (6’5″/237) the arm strength, and mobility in the pocket that teams drool over. The big question is if Sam Bradford will be in an Eagles uniform come Week 1 and if not does Wentz start or is he going to be groomed? We will soon learn the answers to these questions.
3RD ROUND: DT ADOLPHUS WASHINGTON, OHIO STATE
The Eagles are switching to a 4-3 defense and the depth at defensive tackle is not deep (Cox, Logan, Allen and Hart returning from last year). Washington brings strength and quickness who fits into Jim Schwartz’s scheme. He gives the Eagles a player who can play both facets of the game.
5TH ROUND: G SEBASTIAN TRETOLA, ARKANSAS
Philadelphia signed guards Brandon Brooks and Stefan Wisniewski this offseason, but adding some young depth is something the Eagles did not do during the Chip Kelly era. Tretola is a massive player at 6’4″/330 lbs., he can learn the position and provide depth at a position the Eagles struggled with last season.
5TH ROUND: RB KELVIN TAYLOR, FLORIDA
The DeMarco Murray experiment is over in Philly and with only Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles as options in the backfield, the Eagles will look to add a young back in the draft. Taylor (son of former NFL RB Fred Taylor) gives you a back with dynamic ability in the backfield and another weapon for Doug Pederson’s offense.
6TH ROUND: OT BRANDON SHELL, SOUTH CAROLINA
Jason Peters was bruised and beaten last year, and at age 34 he does not have many years left. The Eagles will need to address the position in this draft, and Shell brings a big, physical lineman who will need some coaching. He can learn behind an All-Pro like Peters and can be a future RT for Philadelphia.
7TH ROUND: LB JATAVIS BROWN, AKRON
Eagles cutting ties with DeMeco Ryans and trading away Kiko Alonso has left depth a bit thin at the linebacker position. Brown is undersized (5’11″/227), but is a high motor player who can thrive on special teams for the Eagles.
7TH ROUND: CB/S TREVOR WILLIAMS, PENN STATE
Eagles have a lot of cornerbacks on the roster, but could add some depth to the safety position. Williams provides Philly with a player who brings versatility to the secondary.
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