By: Lars Lewis (@larslewis12)
One mock, everyone knows the rules.
In these days, mock drafts are like armpits, everybody’s got them and honestly, no one really cares when looking at them.
However, being football-deprived going on three months, especially with how it ended last year, you fiend for it again and putting names next to selection numbers is one of the only ways to curb the thirst of the offseason.
Now for those who want to know whom the Eagles will take at pick 25 on Day 1…well, I’ll give you one chance to leave and watch cute puppies on Instagram, ghastly QB takes from Donovan McNabb on Youtube, or whatever else you wish to indulge in. Because well…this might not be for you.
Still here? Wow. Well, thank you. With that, here’s what is likely to go down as we’re getting more wind with rumored selections from teams than another cringy Drew Pearson pick announcement (Okay, maybe not that much wind).
With the Oakland Raiders at #24 looking more and more like they’ll be getting running back Josh Jacobs from Alabama, it will trigger Howie Roseman and the Eagles into trading down and acquiring an extra second and fourth-round pick from the Buffalo Bills, as Buffalo will look to use a couple of their 10 overall picks to move up and look to make the playoffs for only the second time in 19 seasons.
Another trade will take place as well in the third round, with Philadelphia sending two of their fourths to the Baltimore Ravens for pick #85.
So with that, the Birds will have the following selections…
2nd Round: #40 (From Buffalo), #53 and #57
3rd Round: #85 (From Baltimore)
4th Round: #110 (From Buffalo)
5th Round: #163
6th Round: #197
Rocky: Wanna ring the bell?
Apollo: Okay…Ding! Ding!
#25: Trade Down w/ Bills to acquire picks #40 and #110
#40: Chris Lindstrom (OG) (Boston College)
#53: David Montgomery (RB) (Iowa State)
#57: Zach Allen (DE) (Boston College)
(Trade Picks #127 and #138 with Baltimore for pick #85)
#85: Chase Winovich (OLB/DE) (Michigan)
#110: Zedrick Woods (S) (Ole Miss)
#163: Terry Godwin (WR) (Georgia)
#197: Bruce Anderson (RB) (North Dakota State)
*Note: That one’s for you Lou, and for all of you who didn’t peep LOE’s interview with Anderson, it’s right here—> (Click here)
So there you are. Dissect it, call me an idiot, or a genius, none of us have a damn clue what will happen Thursday night. Let’s just enjoy the mass chaos of awkward commissioner daps, Mel Kiper’s annual emergence from his film cave and future Birds that’ll aid the Eagles in their wildest adventure yet in the new motion picture Greased Poles II: Wentzadelphia.
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