Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; A general view of the NFL shield logo and main stage before the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Mel Kiper Jr.'s Mock Draft 2.0 Eagles Go Offensive

Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Odell Beckham (3) leaps over his teammate during the first half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Recently Mel Kiper Jr. released round 2 of his Mock Draft a few days ago. He appears to continue on a theme of offense for the Eagles. Last week he predicted the Eagles would select Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. With the future of Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin uncertain at the moment it appears the powers that be think the Eagles need to shore up their potent offense in the first round. Here is Kiper’s take,

 

He could show off elite straight-line speed at the combine, but he’s particularly explosive out of breaks, creating separation and making him dangerous with the ball in his hands. His speed also translates to the return game. Beckham could be a good fit in Philly not just because he’s a good receiver for a team that could use help in that department, but because he’s versatile, and can work in the slot or on the edge.

The school of thought is that offensive players usually go quickly in the draft and good defensive players will be around in later rounds. I can see the logic behind it but I think it may be premature to assume the Eagles won’t work to keep one or both of the wide receivers in question.

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