1. Haason Reddick, a defensive lineman/ inside or outside linebacker hybrid from the Temple Owls
Playing in the Eagles’ backyard with the Temple Owls has allowed the Eagles to scout this young man without doing much for quite some time. Haason Reddick stands at six-foot-one and tips the scales at about 237 pounds. He worked out with the defensive linemen at the NFL Combine. He also has the versatility to play both inside and outside linebacker if necessary. That type of versatility on defense is enough reason to give Reddick some serious consideration. Keep in mind the fact that there’s still some concern as to whether or not Mychal Kendricks will still be on the roster come August or September.
There was some consideration to place Taco Charlton of the Michigan Wolverines in this spot as well. The addition of defensive end Chris Long changed that a little. So did the fact that Philadelphia already has talent on the edge and immediate need at so many other areas. For now, the talk of taking anything other than a skill player or a cornerback has cooled a bit. Reddick is an immense talent, as is Charlton, so both still deserved to be mentioned. Jarrad Davis of the Florida Gators may also be a better prospect, but the belief is Reddick may go higher. For that reason, he earns a spot on our list.