The second day of the 2017 NFL Draft has come and gone, and the Philadelphia Eagles hit the nail on the preverbal head. With the selections, of CB’s Sidney Jones, of the University of Washington, and West Virginia’s, Rasul Douglas, the birds, both filled a need while bringing in the future of the defensive corners.
After two days of solid choices, the front office brass are faced with a few more holes to provide an answer for. The Great news is, this draft is filled with talent, so Howie Roseman and company should be able to find the right prospects. We decided to give you a look at some of the players whom could be there, and interest the Birds’.
4th Round- WR DeDe WestBrook, Oklahoma University:
In this years free agency, the Eagles filled some holes by bringing in WR’s Alshon Jefferey, and Torrey Smith. Even with the signings, it would behoove the front office to add a young weapon here for QB Carson Wentz to grow with. Once considered a 1st round pick, Westbrook, found his stock falling and in this scenario he falls right into the Eagles laps. With his quick route running and pure speed to take the top off the defense, he would offer the offense something they’ve missed since the departure of DeSean Jackson.
Other Possibilities: OG Isaac Asiata, Utah
4th Round- RB Samaje Perine, Oklahoma University:
The Eagles will double dip here in the Oklahoma pool, and what they find is a potential star in Perine. A physical runner, he is capable of creating opportunities after contact and gives the Eagles a true short yardage and goal line back. It has been well documented the team could use a workhorse back and after selecting Wendell Smallwood in the 2016 Draft, they find his running mate here, creating a nice one-two punch.
Other Possibilities: CB/S Desmond King, Iowa
5th Round- LB Anthony Walker, Northwestern:
The Eagles have been rumored to be looking to move on from LB Mychal Kendricks for a while now. Even if this isn’t true, they should look to add depth there. Walker possesses a true playmaker mentality and has the skill set to become a true contributor one day. He has clean speed and a nose for the ball, while adding some value in the pass game. He might need some time to develop, but until he is ready to contribute as an every down backer, he could add value to the Eagles ever so important special teams.
Other Possibilities: RB Joe Williams, Utah
6th Round-OL Nico Siragusa, San Diego State:
Some prospects are truly anomalies. That describes Nico, completely. When watching the tape on him, you see a player who at times can dominate his competition and then in other moments he’s a totally different person. He has great hips, and feet, and is athletic enough to play anywhere on the line, which adds true value to any roster. He could fulfill his potential and become the star he has flashed the idea of growing into so many times, and in the Eagles system under coach Stoutland, he could end up being a true difference maker.
Other Possibilities: OT Roderick Johnson
7th Round- TE/FB Tyler Scalzi, Texas-Tech:
The Eagles experiment with the search for a fourth TE last year didn’t work out. This year they are back at it, but this time around, they bring in a truly versatile prospect, in Scalzi. With a unique blend of size, speed, and talent, Scalzi, has all the right ingredients to make one hell of a NFL player. He adds true value in the special teams and is blessed with the skills to be a day one starter at Fullback, if that’s what Coach Pederson wanted. Scalzi, could end up being a huge steal here, in the 7th round, and has the personality that fits the Philadelphia Culture.
Other possibilities: WR Christian Summers, Towson University
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