We may have complained had the Eagles taken Trey Hendrickson in 2017, but we won’t in a redraft!
Original selection: Rasul Douglas, West Virginia
Okay, so we cheated. Sue us. None of us knew that Trey Hendrickson was going to be as good as he is. Heck, Trey Hendrickson didn’t know he’d be as good as he is, but the beauty of re-orchestrating an NFL Draft is that we’re privy to knowledge that we didn’t have before.
We’re still looking for a cornerback here, and there aren’t many great choices. Fabian Moreau was taken at 81. Cordrea Tankersley comes off of the big board at 97. Both Shaquill Griffin and Jourdan Lewis are off of the board at 90 and 92 respectively.
With that being said, we’ll add Hendrickson which gives the Eagles a scary linebacker unit that includes Jordan Hicks, Nigel Bradham, and Mychal Kendricks.
It’s either that, or we can go with cornerback Brendan Langley or defensive tackle Nazair Jones. Yeah, we think we’ll pass.
As the draft rolls on, the Eagles, still in need for cornerback help have their eyes peeled. Sure, they added Patrick Robinson on March 28th, but they won’t trade wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third-round draft selection to the Buffalo Bills for Ronald Darby until August 11th.
Taking Hendrickson means the Eagles miss on Cameron Sutton. He goes to the Pittsburgh Steelers at 94, but Philly makes up for it at 118, taking a familiar face with their first selection on Day 3.