Now that NFL scouting combine has come and gone, here is the first 3 rounds of my mock draft for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Round 1: Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon
Before the combine, I had Dion Jordan as a top-15 prospect, but after his great performance I have him as a top ten lock. Jordan put on 20 pounds between the end of the college season and the combine and still showed he has great speed for a linebacker. It was well known that Jordan could rush the passer, but it was unknown if he could cover running backs or tight ends in the NFL. Jordan put those questions to bed when he showed of his ability to cover and his speed from sideline to sideline. I believe Jordan will be reunited with his former coach, Chip Kelly, come April.
Round 2: Jessie Williams, NT, Alabama
With the Eagles switching to 3-4 defense, the Eagles are going to need to find someone to play nose-tackle. Jessie Williams can be the guy to anchor Billy Davis’ new defense. I have Williams as a late 1st-early 2nd prospect, but I think he will slip out of the first round and into the Eagles lap. Williams comes from college football’s most dominant defense and he can be the anchor of the Eagles defensive line for years to come.
Round 3: Shawn Williams, S, Georgia
I had Williams tied for fourth in my pre-combine safeties rankings and he really excited me with his performance in the combine. Williams ran extremely well and also showed off his strength with 25 reps on the bench press. He showed that he is a physical safety and that is exactly what the Eagles need. Williams would be a huge upgrade over Kurt Coleman and bring some physicality to the Eagles secondary.