The Philadelphia Eagles could take either a cornerback, running back or linebacker in the first round of the NFL Draft, according to Brandon Graham.
Graham recently appeared on the 94WIP Carlin & Reese Show and gave his opinion on which direction the team is looking to go in the draft.
"I don’t want to say what I really feel as far as who I think we’re gonna get, but I know either corner or a running back I feel because that’s just what I hope for. And then a middle linebacker. It’s out of them three."
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It wouldn’t be much of a surprise if the Eagles took a corner in the first round. At the moment, the team’s two starters are projected to be Jalen Mills, who was drafted in the seventh round last year and is coming off a rollercoaster rookie season, and Patrick Robinson, an underachieving veteran Philadelphia signed in free agency.
It would also make sense for the Eagles to select a running back on Day 1. Ryan Mathews will be released once he is healthy enough to pass a physical and Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood aren’t suitable workhorse backs. Christian McCaffrey and Dalvin Cook have both been linked to the Eagles this offseason and either of them would be immediate upgrades at the position.
As far as middle linebacker goes, Rueben Foster could be a candidate for Philadelphia if he is available at No. 14. Despite some character issues, Foster is one of the best players in the draft and could become a dominant presence at the next level.