2014 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles Get Big Help

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Sep 8, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish nose guard Louis Nix (9) attempts to tackle Purdue Boilermakers wide receiver Raheem Mostert (8) as Purdue center Rick Schmeig (76) defends in the third quarter at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame won 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

In the second iteration of my three-round 2014 NFL mock draft, I wanted to do something different than the “typical” names that the Eagles are frequently associated with. While the usual selections aren’t without merit, this attempt at mocking the Birds goes with the impression that the Philadelphia Eagles will address safety via one of the many available free agents, big name or otherwise. I also attempted to stay true to general manager Howie Roseman’s mantra of taking the best player available, so while I don’t try to reinvent the wheel with my methodology, the board determined the Eagles picks much less than I did. Ultimately, there was a pretty big shake-up of the board since my original take, with many of the suspected top prospects not being available when the Eagles were picking. So who ended up in midnight green?