Post Combine 2014 Mock Draft: Eagles Nab Quarterback (C)rusher

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Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; General view of the NFL game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; General view of the NFL game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

There have been some surprising moves after the 2014 NFL Combine. In particular University of South Carolina defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney set the field on fire clocking a cool 4.53 second 40 yard dash. That was faster than half the wide receivers at the combine. That little bit of information set twitter world on fire. And rightly so. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel may have dropped in status during the combine but he will still go in the first round. I believe that will be a mistake for the team who chooses him.

As you know, I have always maintained the Eagles need a great pass rusher that would compliment their defense. Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Trent Cole has been with the Birds for 12 seasons and led the team in sacks with eight last season. That my fellow Eagles fans is an anaemic stat. We need more sacks to be completely effective on defense. Cole at age 32 is on the tail end of his storied career but would be the perfect mentor for the right inside or outside linebacker if the Eagles can get one. You may be surprised who I think the Eagles will choose this week.

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  • Bugs Mahoney

    No Dee Ford?

  • Todd

    I have to be honest. I waffled on this decision a bit. Dee Ford is probably my number one guy to go the Eagles because of his speed. He is also a student of the game and with his football intellect he could be a force on the line for the Eagles. However, I saw Ealy available. He is a monster. He is rough around the edges and needs some refinement but I have faith in Kelly and his staff to refine him. 4.92 isn’t blowing my hair back but at 273 pounds he can push his way into the pocket. And he could block a few passes with his 31 inch vertical leap.

    It’s a bit of a gamble but I think if he is available the Eagles will pick him. Howie Roesman has said he will draft talent over need. Ealy fits both bills. BUT, if Ealy isn’t available then hopefully they will snag Dee Ford.