NFL Draft History: Re-drafting the Philadelphia Eagles 2017 class

George Kittle #46, Iowa Hawkeyes (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)
George Kittle #46, Iowa Hawkeyes (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images) /
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Joe Mixon #25, Oklahoma Sooners
Joe Mixon #25, Oklahoma Sooners (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

Here’s a move that could have rewritten the Eagles’ history a great deal.

On day two of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Eagles selected Sidney Jones during Round 2 with the intention of giving him the equivalent of a redshirt season. Yes, we have much to talk about.

Oklahoma. 815. Scouting Report. Running Back. Joe Mixon. 43. player. Pick Analysis

Original selection: Sidney Jones, Washington

Obviously, this changes the Eagles’ course during the 2017 offseason, regular season, and postseason a great deal. Had the Eagles taken Joe Mixon, they probably don’t pick Corey Clement up post-draft. Then again, they could elect against signing LeGarrette Blount on May 17th or trading for Jay Ajayi at the deadline.

Then again, if the Eagles had Mixon, maybe Darren Sproles doesn’t get hurt? It isn’t like this guy can’t make explosive plays.

In the end, things worked out the way that they should have because, without Clement, someone else has to take the snap during the Philly Special. Who snags that touchdown in the back of the end zone from Nick Foles? Who manufactures that huge Clement catch and run that set up the Philly Special in the first place?

Still, even with that being said, we like the idea of Joe Mixon in an Eagles jersey a whole lot more than taking Jones, and we aren’t sold on the idea of ignoring either one of them for cornerbacks like Quincy Wilson and Teez Tabor.