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Old 04-19-2013   #1671
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Default Re: 2013 TT Member Mock Draft Discussion

Recap of Philadelphia Eagles 2013 TT Mock Draft:

1. Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
2. Jonathan Jenkins, NT, Georgia
3. Corey Lemonier, OLB, Aurburn
4. William Gholston, DE, Michigan State
5. Jordan Hill, DE, Penn State
7a. Michael Ford, RB, LSU
7b. Tanner Hawkinson, OT, Kansas
7c. Joe Vellano, DE, Maryland
7d. Brandan Bishop, S, NC State

The Eagles are moving to a 3-4 defense and an up-tempo Chip Kelly style of play.

Losses:

CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
CB Nnamdi Asomugha
DT Cullen Jenkins
DT Mike Patterson
LB Akeem Jordan
OT Demetress Bell
OG Jake Scott
OT King Dunlap
DE Darryl Tapp
DT Derek Landri
RB Dion Lewis (traded to Cleveland)

They lost alot of playing time along their defensive line and at cornerback. They also got rid of some of the offensive linemen that filled in for their FOUR injured starting offensive linemen last season.

Additions:

CB Cary Williams
CB Bradley Fletcher
CB Dee Milliner*
NT Isaac Sopoaga
NT Jonathan Jenkins*
OLB Connor Barwin
OLB Corey Lemonier*
OLB Emmanuel Acho (traded with Cleveland)
S Kenny Phillips
S Patrick Chung
S Brandan Bishop*
TE James Casey
QB Dennis Dixon
WR Arrelious Benn
ILB Jason Phillips
DE Clifton Geathers
DE William Gholston*
DE Joe Vellano*
DE/NT Jordan Hill*
P Donnie Jones
RB Michael Ford*
OT Tanner Hawkinson*

*rookie

The Eagles needed a corner to start alongside Cary Wiliams that is better than Bradley Fletcher. Milliner allows Fletcher to compete with second year players Brandon Boykin and Trevard Lindley at nickelback. Jonathan Jenkins gives the Eagles a healthy rotation at NT. The Eagles have Brandon Graham at OLB to be a 3rd OLB and hopefully replace Trent Cole in the future. Corey Lemonier can compete with Vinny Curry, Everette Brown, Emmanuel Acho, Chris McCoy, and Phillip Hunt at OLB.

Gholston, Hill, and Vellano are a nice group of 3-4 DEs to help with the transition of the Eagles' defensive line. They will need to add bodies that can compete with a group that is not only lacking in depth and talent but in schematic fit as well. Michael Ford can be a 3rd or 4th running back with the loss of Dion Lewis. Tanner Hawkinson is decent depth at OT for a 7th rounder. Brandan Bishop should make the team at safety, given how terrible the Eagles were at safety this past season.

I wish I could have done a better job of getting depth at OL, but never felt the value was good enough early on except at #4. The Eagles had alot of injuries along their OL last year and should be alot better this year just by getting healthy.
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