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

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Nov 16, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Allen Robinson (8) makes a one handed catch prior to the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

28. Carolina Panthers
Allen Robinson
Wide Receiver, Penn State

This pick is my favorite, and not just because it is the exact same one I made in my first mock draft. If you have read any of my other articles you know that I adore Robinson, he has incredible hands and balance, and he has great size at 6’3”. He ran a 4.57 40 yard dash and had a 39” vertical leap (For more on Robinson check out his draft profile here). There is no way Carolina takes anyone but a wide receiver here with how badly they need one, and after going to visit Robinson (yes you read right they went to visit him not the usual way where he goes to visit them) I think that he is their choice.

29. New England Patriots
Jace Amaro
Tight End, Texas Tech

Amaro is one of the top tight ends in the draft, and Tom Brady has been missing his tight end duo since former Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested. I prefer Washington’s Austin Seferian-Jenkins, I think he is more talented and has a more complete tight end package with blocking and pass catching. The Patriots take Amaro because he has better hands and Seferian-Jenkins is also injury prone. The last thing that the Patriot’s need is another injury prone tight end.

30. San Francisco 49ers
Jimmie Ward
Safety,  Northern Illinois

The 49ers definitely are as close to set on defense as a team could be, but they could use depth at safety. Ward is an incredibly talented safety with great coverage skills, and would be a great value pick here.

31. Denver Broncos
Derek Carr
Quarterback, Fresno State

The Broncos have few other needs, and being in win-now mode is great, good for them, but remember how I said the Lions want an Aaron Rodgers-Brett Favre type relationship at wide receiver? Well I think Peyton Manning is getting to the point in his career where it is time to start looking for his apprentice. Who better than the big armed Derek Carr who would be a fantastic value at this point in the draft?

32. Seattle Seahawks
Kelvin Benjamin
Wide Receiver, Florida State

The Seahawks need a wide receiver, and Benjamin is probably the best one left. He would also be a great fit to replace wide receiver Golden Tate who is now playing for the Detroit Lions. They could use a receiver with size like 6’5” Benjamin to work with their smaller current star, wide receiver Percy Harvin.