As you may already know, we here at Inside The Iggles are part of the rapidly expanding FanSided Network. FanSided recently polled all 32 editors from its NFL network to compile our first comprehensive mock draft of the 2013 offseason. The advantage of the FanSided is that each editor is intimately familiar with the squad they mocked, thus team needs and draft tendencies are taken into consideration. So who are the Eagles likely to take come April 25?
Philadelphia Eagles – Jarvis Jones, OLB/Georgia
Just because Chip Kelly is in town does not mean Geno Smith will be taken here. Kelly is likely to be more creative at quarterback or audition Nick Foles for a season before making on his future. The Eagles are more likely to sure up a defense that was simply abysmal last season. Jones is a player who can do just that. Many scouts view the 6-3, 241-pound junior as the top defensive impact player in the draft. While there are some durability concerns and the potential for the Eagles to seek a player such as Utah DT Star Lotulelei to anchor their anticipated switch a 3-4 front, we’ll stick with a guy who can flat-out get to the quarterback.
You can check out the full mock draft here.