Philadelphia Eagles draft watch: All-Pac-12, seven-round NFL mock

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Here’s an unusual Philadelphia Eagles mock. Only Pac-12 prospects need to apply.

Here’s a term that you’ve probably never heard if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, west-coast bias. You’ve heard of ‘southern bias’, especially in college football. We’ve all made a point to reference how great so many of the college football programs are in the South, and we have no problem placing guys from those schools on the Heisman Trophy and All-American ballots. Rarely do we show the same affinity for prospects from the West Coast though.

Let’s be honest. If two teams from the SEC made the College Football Playoff, you may not have much of an issue with the decision, but if two Pac-12 teams were voted in, NCAA football fans would probably break Twitter.

We all know the Pac-12 houses NFL talent. We just don’t give those guys serious consideration when we discuss Heisman Trophy favorites, at least not since Pete Carroll left the USC Trojans to lead the Seattle Seahawks in the mighty NFL. Maybe it’s because a lot of you guys and gals on the East Coast don’t want to stay up until 1 AM to finish a west-coast football game.

Now, don’t act like you’re innocent. Our staff has checked out some of your social media posts, and you guys bash west-coast football all of the time. Is it really fair to say that young wide receivers can’t cut it in the NFL just because they played for the Trojans? Is it fair to say as an Eagles fan, that you don’t want another Washington Huskies cover guy because you’re still scarred by Sidney Jones?

Let’s settle this Birds fans! We’re going to see just how good this west-coast talent is. Here’s another mock to whet the appetite as we approach April. Only Pac-12 prospects need to apply though. We regret to inform you that, even after saying that, we didn’t take a cornerback from Sidney Jones’ alma mater, namely Elijah Molden.