With the NFL draft only being a couple hours away, we can finally ease our way into the football season. This draft is going to be very different. We will get to see Chase Young on his couch and we get to see Howie Roseman’s home office. But, the common goal is still there. Complete a perfect draft. This mock draft I’m about to release is the dream scenario. In this case, the Eagles trade down and receive another 2nd round pick. Here it is:
Eagles Receive: 25th Pick, 58th Pick and a 2021 4th
Eagles Trade: 21st Pick
1st Round: LB Kenneth Murray (Trade with Minnesota)
The Eagles finally selected a linebacker in the 1st round since Jerry Robinson in 1979. Kenneth Murray is the second best linebacker in this class behind only Isiah Simmons. His speed is unmatchable and could give Jim Schwartz a lot more power on the defensive side. Last year at Oklahoma, Kenneth recorded 102 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss and 4 sacks.
2nd Round: WR KJ Hamler
The former teammate Miles Sanders will be announcing this pick and he states that he will go crazy if it’s KJ. The Eagles missed out on both Reagor and Ruggs, so they go with the 3rd best speed receiver in the draft, KJ Hamler. The Eagles have had multiple meetings with him, so this selection just makes sense. Last year at Penn State, he racked up 904 receiving yards, 8 touchdowns and he averaged 16.1 yards per catch.
2nd Round: C Matt Hennessy (Trade with Minnesota)
Another prospect that the Eagles have met with a number of times is Temple center, Matt Hennessy. The Eagles don’t know when Jason Kelce will retire, so they draft his successor. The Eagles held a meeting with him and even had the Eagles offensive lineman coach join the meeting.
3rd Round: CB Cameron Dantzler
Cornerback has always been a tight hole for the Eagles to fit in. They went out and signed three cornerbacks this offseason in Trevor Williams, Darius Slay and Nickell Robey-Coleman. But, the Eagles don’t want to miss out on a Top 10 corner, Cam Dantzler from Mississippi State. At Slay’s alma mater, Dantzler recorded 5 interceptions, 108 tackles and 20 pass deflections.
4th Round: LB Logan Wilson
The Eagles have been linked to the Wyoming linebacker for the longest time. The Eagles have also interviewed Logan multiple times. I really love Logan and his style of play. At Wyoming he recorded 409 tackles, 7 sacks and 10 interceptions. A duo of Murray and Wilson will be very fun to see.
4th Round: DE Kenny Willekes
Kenny has gone under the radar very well. He won Defensive Player of the Year at Michigan State and is a very annoying wasp for the offense. This is the perfect place for Willekes to slide in. Brandon Graham is wrapping up his career and there is a slot open for him. At Michigan State in 2019 alone he recorded 10 sacks, 78 tackles and 15.5 tackles for a loss. Another weapon for Jim Schwartz and the Eagles.
4th Round: HB AJ Dillon
The Eagles head back to the offensive side of things and scoop up one of the running backs in the deep class. AJ Dillon will be Duce Staleys dream come true. He ran a 4.53 40 yard time and he is 6’0. 250 pounds! He is the next coming of Legarette Blount. He had a crazy career at Boston College where he recorded 4,382 rushing yards, 38 rushing touchdowns and averaged 5.3 yards per carry. The only flaw is his receiving, he can’t really get open.
5th Round: WR Isiah Coulter
In the 5th Round the most likely pick is the best guy available. I was contemplating an offensive lineman, but I remembered Isaiah. He has a big body of 6’3, 190 pounds (receivers dream build) and he has good hands and speed. He did play at a small college, Rhode Island but, the dude can ball out. At Rhode Island in 2019, he racked up 72 receptions, 1,039 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns; he also averaged 14.4 yards per catch.
6th Round: QB Cole McDonald
One of the most slept quarterbacks in the draft, Hawaii quarterback, Cole McDonald. Very pristine passer in his short yet productive career. The Eagles used a late round pick on a quarterback last year, but this year they find a diamond in the rough this year. At Hawaii he recorded 8,032 passing yards, 70 touchdowns and only 24 interceptions.
You can catch the draft on NFL Network, ABC and ESPN tonight at 8:00 Eastern