2014 NFL Draft: 5 Sleepers Who Fit Perfectly For The Philadelphia Eagles

2014 NFL Draft: 5 Sleepers Who Fit Perfectly for Philadelphia Eagles

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The Philadelphia Eagles had a surprisingly successful 2013 season as they went 10-6 and won the NFC East in Chip Kelly's first season. Along the way, the Eagles developed an uptempo style that drove opposing teams crazy, and they ended up leading the NFL in rushing yards and ranking 10th in rushing yards against.

Still, there is room to improve heading into 2014, and these five 2014 NFL Draft sleeper picks would fit perfectly in Philadelphia.

5. Marqueston Huff

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5. Marqueston Huff

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The former Wyoming safety has excellent quickness, is a ball hawk, can compete against larger receivers in the air, and he has experience on special teams. The Eagles are in dire need of cover at both safety and cornerback, and it is clear that they should snap up Huff in the fifth round.

4. Trevor Reilly

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4. Trevor Reilly

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The Eagles ranked last in the NFL in passing yards allowed in 2013, and one big reason why was that they had trouble getting pressure on the quarterback. One clear area that needs to be addressed to fix this is depth at linebacker, and Trevor Reilly looks a perfect fit. Reilly has great side-to-side quickness, has the strength to push back the line of scrimmage, and should be available late in the second round.

3. Jaylen Watkins

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3. Jaylen Watkins

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Another area that Philadelphia needs to build depth in is cornerback, and Jaylen Watkins looks like a match made in heaven for Chip Kelly. Watkins is a great athlete as he runs a legit 4.4 40-yard dash, has great football senses when the ball is in the air, and has previously played both corner and safety. Watkins isn't receiving much love now, but he would be a great pick in Round 3 for the Eagles.

2. Brandin Cooks

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2. Brandin Cooks

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Chip Kelly seems to be building the most athletic offensive unit in NFL history, and Brandin Cooks would fit this mold perfectly. Cooks ran a 4.33 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, he has great quickness of the line of scrimmage and he has great hands. Add in that Cooks picked up 1,730 receiving yards, 16 touchdowns and has previously returned kicks, and the former Oregon State man is a great option for Philadelphia late in Round 1.

1. Dri Archer

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1. Dri Archer

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No player fits into the uptempo Eagles offense better than Dri Archer, who led the NFL Combine with 4.26 40-yard dash time. Archer doesn't exactly have a set position, but he has the speed and elusiveness needed to be utilized across all receiving spots, as a running back and returning kicks. The former Kent State player does have durability issues, but he would still fit in perfectly with the Eagles in Round 4.


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