2014 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles Building “Defensive” Wall

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Dec 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Missouri Tigers quarterback James Franklin (1) is taken down by Auburn Tigers defensive end Dee Ford (30) during the fourth quarter of the 2013 SEC Championship game at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

22. Philadelphia Eagles
Dee Ford
Defensive End, Auburn

It was a pipe dream to think that UCLA Bruins outside linebacker Anthony Barr would fall to the 22nd pick. But a fan is allowed to dream. But I am returning to my original thoughts of who would be perfect for the Eagles. He may be “small” for a defensive end but I don’t see it that way. Don’t be fooled by the “experts” and their analysis. He is fast, very fast. He possesses a great football mind and knows his way around an offensive line. He may not have worked out at the combine but all you need to is watch some film on the man. He is a play-maker and can shut a quarterback down.  I believe he is the dark horse of this draft.