Marinomanx013's Eagles Mock Draft v4
Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:30 PM
For the sake of argument, we'll say the Redskins finish with around the 26th pick in each round; of course, their 1st rounder belongs to St. Louis and let's say the Rams find someone they just gotta have.
PHI sends their - 1st round pick (4th overall) in the draft and a 2014 4th rounder (and a player if necessary)
to STL for their - 1st round, 4th round, and WSH's 1st round pick (16th, 22nd, and 26th overall)
Using the old and new draft pick trade value charts to evaluate the fairness of the deal:
EAGLES send away the 4th pick and a 2014 4th rounder (and a player if necessary)...
Old: 1800 pts + change
New: 1850 pts + change
RAMS send away 16th, 22nd, and 110th...
Old: 1000 + 780 + 74 = 1854 pts
New: 950 + 800 + 80 = 1830 pts
(Close enough? Take these supposed trade values with a grain of salt; they're the ones generally referenced to when people discuss draft pick trading scenarios.)
Somehow get an extra 5th round pick (from trading someone that doesn't fit in with the new scheme, or collectively from trading multiple people... I just need one extra 5th, haha )
*R1, pick 16 - Eric Fisher - OT - Central Michigan - 6'8, 305
Originally had Jake Matthews here, but he's returning to school. With a dropoff after Joeckel, Lewan, and Fisher here, this is probably about where Fisher will go. Hasn't faced top competition yet, so if he flounders try to take Lewan, but Fisher has been a dominator so far this season.
*R1, pick 26 - Xavier Rhodes - CB - Florida State - 6'2, 205
A cornerback with the requisite speed, plus size, and plus skills for the position.
*R2, pick 35 - Matt Elam - SS - Florida - 5'10, 205
Only thing about him I don't like is his height, but this kid can ball with anyone. Really tenacious.
*R3, pick 67 - Gerald Hodges - OLB - Penn State - 6'2, 234
Strong overall linebacker. I like rounds 2-4 for going after LB's, and Hodges and Kendricks on the outsides could be great.
*R4, pick 98 - Jordan Matthews - WR - Vanderbilt - 6'3, 200
Gives us a receiver who could maybe replace DJax or JMax somewhere down the road, if we decide to part ways with one (or either) of them.
*R4, pick 110 - Joseph Fauria - TE - UCLA - 6'7, 258
Hopefully he's still here, I've been hearing about other TE prospects over this guy. Great size, obviously, and has the receiving skills to make this a solid pick.
*R5, pick 129 - Andrew Jackson - ILB - Western Kentucky - 6'1, 265
Skov is likely returning to school... so the small-school product Jackson goes here. Great leadership, lays the wood, may struggle a bit in pass coverage but I'm fine with a 5th round LBer playing 2 downs if need be, as long as he can bring some extra attitude to the huddle, which I think he definitely can... if he's taken, I'd take Kiko Alonso, the LB from Oregon.
*R5, pick 1?? - Blaize Foltz - OG - TCU - 6'4, 310
Not a very well known guy, but would be a fantastic pick here. Strong as an ox. Could definitely be a starter down the road. (Mathis and Herremans won't be around forever... sort of already counting Watkins as a loss)
*R6, pick 163 - Lonnie Pryor - FB - Florida State - 6'0, 229
Millard is returning to school... so in with Pryor. Reminds a bit of a young Leonard Weaver, can probably add a few more pounds to his frame.
*R7, pick 194 - Quinn Sharp - P - Oklahoma State - 6'1, 205
Averaged 46 yards per punt this past season, one of the best punters in the country. Hope he's still here.
Hopefully you guys enjoyed this, or at least found it amusing if you thought it sucked... I've given far more thought to this mock than I'd care to admit, and I've come to the conclusion that I actually rather like this mock.
(Urgh, why can't we just have Joeckel, Lotulelei, Milliner, Te'o, AND Elam? I don't need any other picks after those, I swear... )
Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:05 AM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:19 AM
Maybe they want to parlay their two first rounders this year into a higher pick to make sure they get their guy. Especially knowing they have extra STILL from Washington.
Idk. I'm pretending they have a reason, I guess.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:30 AM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:34 AM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:44 AM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:53 AM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:15 PM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:29 PM
To grab a franchise LT to protect Bradford... It works out on the Value Chart, as he explained.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:57 PM
I was wondering myself what their motives would be. Maybe they want Lotuleilei or Te'o or Joeckel. You never know. If St. Louis was a trade partner that deal is fair and accurate.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:04 PM
But if they did, then your draft is terrific.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:55 PM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:58 PM
Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:04 AM
Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:07 AM
I only took Sharp because sometimes punters aren't taken in the draft with the expectation that a team will be able to grab a guy in UDFA. So I had us swooping in and nabbing him.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:28 AM
Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:57 PM
Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:51 PM
QB: Foles (24), Edwards (29)
RB: McCoy (25), Brown (22)
FB: Pryor (23)
WR: Jackson (27), Maclin (25), Matthews (21), Avant (30)
TE: Celek (28)
WR/TE: Fauria (23?)
OT: Peters (31), Fisher (22)
OG: Mathis (31) , Herremans (31), Foltz (23?)
C: Kelce (26)
DE: Cole (30), Graham (25), Curry (25), Hunt (27)
DT: Cox (22), Thornton (26), Jenkins (32)
OLB: Kendricks (22), Hodges (22)
ILB: Ryans (29), Jackson (21?)
CB: Rhodes (23), DRC (27), Boykin (23)
FS: Allen (25)
SS: Elam (21?)
K: Henery (26)
P: Sharp (23)
That future looks like fairly solid, I think.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:10 AM
Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:30 PM
Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:36 PM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:49 AM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:36 PM
Alonso would be a solid choice, but I might lean more towards Andrew Jackson, the unheralded ILB from Western Kentucky. Sure, competition might be an issue, and Alonso might have better pass coverage, but Jackson can lay the hammer in run support. I figure if Kendricks and Hodges can man the outside with some speed, Jackson can be our "two-down thumper" or whatever you wanna call it and can learn from DeMeco. Also... "The President" would be a sick nickname.
But Jackson might go in round 3 or 4. If that happens, I'd be all for Alonso. In round 5, you don't have to try to draft an instant starter. Just draft a good football player with a great trait. Apparently Jackson is also a great leader with a "don't take crap from nobody" attitude... when WKU played an SEC team last year, Jackson went to the bench after a series and was like, "They supposed to be SEC!" *shakes head* Also, he idolizes Ray Lewis. For what it's worth, haha.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:43 PM
Also EDITED: updated the pick from the Redskins to the 22nd pick, threw in trading an extra 4th rounder for 2014 and an extra player if need be. Namely, I have specific players who I'm targeting with these picks, so it's not that I'm saying get as many picks as possible in this draft, it's that there's a lot of guys in this draft I like.