Imagining Eagles worst-case scenarios in 7-round NFL mock draft

Kayvon Thibodeaux #DL45, Oregon Ducks (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
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Let’s hope the Eagles don’t wait until Round 3 to address the cornerback and wide receiver positions.

Round 3 can be a make-or-break portion of the selection meeting for every NFL franchise. The success rate for first-round draftees has never been one hundred percent, but there’s always an expectation that the guys taken in Round 1 be successful.

Conversely, the expectation becomes ‘hope’ on Day 3, but as the page is turned from the second round to the third, there’s no reason to believe that Philly can’t find legitimate starters.

Romeo Doubs can play, but even though he’d be a best-case scenario for another team, he’d be a worst-case scenario for Philadelphia at 83. Let’s hope the Birds have filled their holes at receiver long before this portion of the draft.

Cornerback. 101. player. 830. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Cincinnati Bearcats. Coby Bryant

We could be off in our analysis, but after playing around with the mock draft simulators on Pro Football Focus, The Pro Football Network, and The Draft Network, we noticed a trend. The names of some of the best tight ends kept popping up, Isaiah Likely, Cade Otton, and Greg Dulcich for instance.

Let’s hope the Eagles are finding depth pieces or solid contributors at other positions because, if the cornerback position is in play at 101, something definitely would have gone wrong in the Eagles’ draft war room.

Their secondary must be a priority come the end of April, but you can’t rule out any theory involving procrastination and Philly taking a project like Akayleb Evans (Missouri), Tariq Castro-Fields (Penn State), or Coby Bryant (Cincinnati).