Eagles mock draft: Philadelphia trades up, bucks tradition

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UCLA, Sean Rhyan #74 ( Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

836. Pick Analysis. Offensive Guard. player. Scouting Report. UCLA. Sean Rhyan. 83

The Philadelphia Eagles add a few depth pieces/eventual starters to improve their roster.

With no picks in the second round, the Philadelphia Eagles compensate by hitting on a safe bet with their third-round selection. They can do this by adding offensive guard Sean Rhyan.

This six-foot-five, 320-pound prospect is projected by many to go in the late second or early in the third, but following Brandon Brooks’ retirement, adding a stout interior lineman is a wise idea seeing as how Jack Driscoll’s first two seasons have ended with trips to the injured reserve and Nate Herbig appears to be a placeholder.

Wide Receiver. Texas Tech. Pick Analysis. Erik Ezukanma. 124. player. 874. Scouting Report

Texas Tech’s Erik Ezukanma is exactly the type of wide receiver the Eagles need. He has elite size, speed, and arm length. He’d provide another deep threat and pair well with Devonta Smith while taking pressure off of Quez Watkins.

While the Eagles have recently signed wideout Zach Pascal, Ezukanma has shown more ability to separate from defenders. He’s a nice addition at the 124th-overall selection.

In need of a true second tight end, the Eagles turn to Cole Turner out of Nevada here. He excelled in Nevada thanks to having a competent signal-caller, Carson Strong, at the helm of the Wolf Pack offense.

While it remains to be seen how NFL-ready Strong is, one could assume that Turner will be able to keep up on an NFL level with his six-foot-six frame and good field awareness.