Thursday, March 6, 2014
McShay Mock 3.0: Eagles
By Matt Williamson
Todd McShay's third NFL mock draft for 2014 is out on ESPN Insider today.
The Philadelphia Eagles now seem quite set on the offensive side of the ball, but could go in one of many directions with their first pick to improve their defense. McShay had Darqueze Dennard going to Philadelphia in his previous mock, and the Eagles probably would love that scenario, but overall, taking the best defensive player regardless of position seems like the smartest move for the Eagles. They have set themselves up to get very good value throughout this draft, especially to reinforce their defense.
Whom does McShay have the Eagles drafting at No. 22? Let's take a look at his pick and analysis :
McShay: Philadelphia Eagles -- CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State
The best values at this spot for Philadelphia are going to be at cornerback -- outside linebacker and safety can wait until later, especially if the top two safeties are off the board as they are in this scenario. Roby needs to be coached up, as he got burned several times this season as a result of poor discipline, but his size, speed, athleticism and playmaking ability make him capable of developing into a shutdown corner on the outside.