Feb 25, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies defensive back Kyle Fuller back pedals in a footwork drill during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

With the 22nd Pick, The Philadelphia Eagles Select …

Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) talks with head coach Chip Kelly late in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. The Eagle beat the Cowboys 24-22. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

With the 22nd Pick, The Philadelphia Eagles Select …

I have no idea.  I’m stumped actually, although, I am almost certain it’ll be an offensive player. Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly seems to covet offensive players. Last season, his dangerous offensive system exploded on the NFL scene, leaving doubters to eat their heated words with a cold spoon. Obviously, the surprise release of wide receiver DeSean Jackson apparently hinders the likelihood for the Philadelphia Eagles to repeat as a top two offensive juggernaut. Perhaps Jackson’s release was expedited because there is a specific player Chip is certain he can grab in the draft that will replace the former’s talent. Who really knows but the Eagles front office? Meanwhile, speculation is rampant. Safety, pass rusher, wide receiver, corner. Believe it or not, I even seen quarterback being mentioned!

Draft day is a few weeks away, and I feel the Eagles are in a great position to add some core talent. My opinion is of the few that believe the Eagles do not have any glaring needs – a position that absolutely must be upgraded by next season in order to contend. I feel that from this point on, whatever the Eagles add through the draft is extra. This team can win now. The greatest strength may not reside in the talent of the team, more so in the talented scheme of the head coach. Whomever Chip grab is going to see big numbers his first year, giving this player plays on the offensive side. If the Eagles does in fact go defensive early in the draft, and really snag a productive talent to help anchor the defense, that will only make winning the division again even more a probability. Hopefully whatever player is selected help propel the Eagles into the playoffs. Here’s hoping. I’m not going to pretend I know who we’ll grab, but like everyone else, I am anxiously awaiting that first pick to reveal himself.

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  • Ron

    I beg to differ…S, WR AND LB are needed badly, maybe in that order.

  • joe

    I agree and I like Bucannon over Pryor and i also dont see him falling to us i see the bears getting him if he’s even still there then. Bucannon has more upside IMO but you never know. He has that Dawkins size factor, shows he can hit just as hard, plays zone well, covers real well. How he’s not ranked higher is beyond me.

  • Daniel Reed

    Interesting order! I believe that may be the popular consensus. I’ve heard similar or identical sentiments, for the past few months, actually. There’s a fairly small circle of people who politely disagrees. I think I may be one of the ring leaders there – but I kid. Nonetheless, who would you see the Eagles take with their first 2-3 picks based off the glaring needs you see?

  • Daniel Reed

    Bucannon? That’ll be a solid pick, I think. Sometimes I do wonder who or what factors go into the ranking of players awaiting draft day. It’s obvious a lot of great players do not get their proper recognition until they throw 7 touchdowns in one game, and finish the season with only 2 interceptions.

  • Dominic Elia

    Dictating the draft is very difficult for Eagle fans as due Chip is new and nothing like Reid. You always had an idea who Reid would go after. Obviously if somehow Anthony Barr falls, he will be our choice, at least in my opinion. Overall I’m favoring the safeties, but highly doubt either will be the choice weather or not they’re there. So from that, the best case scenario would be:
    1st Rd: BARR/Best WR (Cooks); would prefer Evans, but not able to move up to get him,
    2nd Rd: trade to Miami + Brandon Graham + late rd pick for Dion Jordan, Yes I realize we don’t need him life
    we land Barr, but that would be a great OLB group & make the LB’s a strength,
    3rd Rd: WR-Allen Robinson (if available-Best Available) / or best available OLB if we don’t get Barr.
    4th Rd: Dakota Dozier, Don’t think he’ll last this long, but if some how he does, WE MUST DRAFT HIM, I truly
    believe he’ll be good, and can take over in a year or two for either Guard,
    5th Rd: Best available player: Safety Maybe: Dixon,
    6th: OLB-DE Prince Shembo – Notre Dame, This is just a way to make the eagles better.
    We must hit on certain positions: OLB & WR is a MUST, Saftey I think we’ll be fine for this year. Hoping that brining in Jenkins at S, will help Nate Allen grow. Overall Allen wasn’t bad last year, also hasn’t been in the same defense since drafted (hard to take next step when you’re constantly learning a new scheme, just ask Alex Smith – BUST till Harbaugh took over).

  • Daniel Reed

    “Dictating the draft is very difficult for Eagle fans” – truer words were never spoken. Great comment.