2014 NFL Draft: 5 Players The Philadelphia Eagles Must Avoid

2014 NFL Draft: 5 Players The Philadelphia Eagles Must Avoid

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The Philadelphia added some vital pieces to their team this offseason, but they still have a few needs, especially on defense. There is plenty of talent in this year's class, but this list provides us with prospects the Eagles must avoid.

5. S Ahmad Dixon Baylor

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5. S Ahmad Dixon Baylor

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The 6-foot tall safety from Baylor would be a stretch for the Eagles. Dixon needs to work on his technique and pass coverage. Dixon doesn't wrap up well, and the Philadelphia Eagles need a strong tackling safety who is not a liability in coverage.

4. NT Louis Nix III Notre Dame

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4. NT Louis Nix III Notre Dame

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Bennie Logan manned the NT position last year for the Eagles after the Sopoaga trade. Logan is an undersized player (6-foot-2, 309 pounds), and he can play multiple positions on the line. The Eagles will look for NT depth but must avoid selecting Nix. He has been plagued by injuries, plus he seems to disappear in games.

3. CB Jason Verrett TCU

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3. CB Jason Verrett TCU

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The 5-foot-10 Verrett is a fearless corner with great technical skills, but the Eagles acquired Nolan Carroll. Plus, they have a similar player to Verrett in Brandon Boykin. Verrett may use his size well but the NFL feeds off smaller DBs and the Eagles could benefit with a larger corner.

2. DE/OLB Trent Murphy Stanford

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2. DE/OLB Trent Murphy Stanford

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Murphy played defensive end at Stanford and during the Senior Bowl practices he switched over to rush linebacker. Murphy struggled when transitioning to the position. The Eagles have two players on their roster who are 4-3 ends playing stand-up backer (Trent Cole and Brandon Graham). Philadelphia needs a college player familiar with the rush linebacker position.

1. Overdraft Former Oregon Players

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1. Overdraft Former Oregon Players

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Chip Kelly may be very familiar with many of his former Oregon Ducks, but just because you have coached the kid in college doesn't mean he fits the NFL. The Eagles must avoid reaching for Kelly's former pupils. Philadelphia needs quality not quantity when it comes to former Oregon players.


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