Philadelphia Eagles, three-round mock draft: Keeping it simple again
By Hunter Doyle
The Philadelphia Eagles find a compliment to Big Play in Round 2.
After addressing the offense, the Birds go defense in Round 2 and snag one of the top corners in the draft. This one is Ifeatu Melifonwu, the brother of Obi Melifonwu.
Few corners possess the size that he does standing at six-foot-three and weighing in at 213 pounds. It could be argued that this is a bit early to take Melifonwu, but his ceiling is sky-high and this is the right spot for the Birds to take a chance on him.
Some scouts actually give him early-round grades and might actually argue that this is too late to assume that he’d still be around.
Either way, the Birds end up with their CB2 behind Darius Slay and potential CB1 down the road. Melifonwu excels in both man and zone coverage, a skill that will help him to fit right into Jonathan Gannon’s defense.
The Syracuse product has the football IQ to play at the next level. It was evident that he spent a lot of time studying the tape of opposing receivers as he anticipated routes with ease. His quick feet and fluid hips help him to recover quickly if he gets beat. Ifeatu has the potential to be an Eagle for a long time if they select him.