NFL Mock Draft 2.0-Will the Eagles Play it Right?

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Nov 23, 2013; Corvallis, OR, USA; Oregon State Beavers wide receiver Brandin Cooks (7) scores a touchdown against the Washington Huskies in the second half at Reser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

22. Kansas City Chiefs (^From Philadelphia)
Brandin Cooks
Wide Receiver, Oregon State

The Chiefs need a wide receiver here, and head coach Andy Reid is reportedly in love with Brandin Cooks. Or should I say DeSean Jackson 2.0. Didn’t you here? Cooks says that he is better than Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Yes, this is the very same Jackson that was drafted by Reid and he fell in love with. In this scenario the Eagles take advantage of this knowledge and threaten to grab Cooks, who they do not need since they are trying to move on from the small speedy receiver (hopefully) for a more classic big receiver that quarterback Nick Foles can trust to catch the ball when they go up for the ball. So, the Chiefs desperately throw a third or fourth round pick their way for Cooks.

22. Philadelphia Eagles
Kyle Fuller
Cornerback, Virginia Tech

The Eagles have the potential to be a great team, but they desperately need help. They need a pass rusher, they need secondary help, and they need a wide receiver. I have them taking Fuller because this late riser is possibly the most talented defensive back in the draft. With the top receivers gone and the two top safeties gone this pick makes the most sense to me. This pick would provide the Eagles with great depth this year, and a great player for next year when some of their corners become free agents. Also be on the lookout for Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy, Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier or TCU cornerback Jason Verrett. Fuller can play safety or cornerback and as I said earlier Chip Kelly loves him some versatility. By trading down the Eagles get a great value and add an extra pick which is very valuable considering how deep this draft is and how few picks they have.

24. Cincinnati Bengals
Jason Verrett
Cornerback, TCU

The Bengals have a phenomenal defense, but they were a little weak in the secondary last year after the injury to cornerback Leon Hall who is turning 30 years old this year. Verrett has as good defensive tools as any player in his draft and would go in the top ten if it were not for one thing, his size at 5’10”.

25. San Diego Chargers
Ryan Shazier
Outside Linebacker, Ohio State

The Chargers need a pass rusher, they have needed one ever since they lost Titans linebacker Shaun Phillips, and they had hoped linebacker Dwight Freeney could be that guy. Freeney was dissapointing and therefore the Chargers are forced to bring in Shazier to fill Phillips’ void.

26. Cleveland Browns (*from Indianapolis)
Zack Martin
Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame

This pick is mostly a value pick because Martin has dropped so much. After the Dolphins trade up and the Cardinals opt in favor of grabbing a quarterback no one else seems to want or need an offensive tackle. Martin on the offensive line with offensive tackle Joe Thomas and center Alex Mack makes the Browns’ offensive line elite.

27. New Orleans Saints
Joel Bitonio
Offensive Tackle, Nevada

The Saints could use a wide receiver. Bitonio makes the most sense because he is a skilled tackle and can play guard so the Saints can use him however they want. He is also a value pick here at 27 as the need for offensive tackle seems to slow down.