Mike Mayock has emerged as one of the best NFL Draft experts over the past decade.
And Mayock, a Delaware County native, knows the Eagles quite well. Surely he knows about 1979–the last time the Eagles took a linebacker in the first round. Surely he knows the Eagles don’t generally value premiere linebackers. And surely He knows Andy Reid loves defensive linemen.
But, apparently, he also knows quite a bit about Kuechly and thinks there’s no way the Eagles will pass up on the Boston College linebacker if given the opportunity to draft him come April.
“If I’m the Eagles, and Kuechly is there, that’s a slam dunk for me,” Mayock said. “Because I know what I’m getting and I’m plugging a huge hole.”
Mayock went on to compare Kuechly to Cowboys LB Sean Lee.
“I think that’s the best comparison,” Mayock said. “I think this kid is very similar and has none of the knee issues that Sean had (in college), and is a slightly better athlete.”
Conventional wisdom would suggest Kuechly would be the natural selection over the heralded, but oft-criticized Vontaze Burfict.