Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com has some interesting past work experience that may help shed some light on what the Eagles plan to do in April’s upcoming draft. You see, Jeremiah worked as a scout for the Eagles, so he may be a bit more privy to the team’s strategy as they prepare to make their pick at No. 4 overall.
Jeremiah cites the Eagles desire to get bigger and longer on defense in mocking Utah DT Star Lotulelei to the Eagles–a hypothesis that I happen to agree with.
“The Eagles are focused on getting bigger on defense as they adjust their scheme with a new coaching staff. Lotulelei would form an excellent tandem with last year’s first-round pick, Fletcher Cox,” writes Jeremiah.
If new defensive coordinator Billy Davis implements a true 3-4 scheme or the 4-3 under look, a larger defensive tackle is going to be absolutely necessary. While adequate options will be available in the second round, the pairing of Cox and Lotulelei could provide the foundation of a potent defensive front.