5 Worst-Case Scenarios for Philadelphia Eagles’ First-Round Draft Pick

5 Worst-Case Scenarios for Philadelphia Eagles' First-Round Draft Pick

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The Philadelphia Eagles are heading into one of the most pivotal drafts in recent memory. Howie Roseman has said many times that he would like to build a team through the draft. Using this philosophy, the Eagles will have to make sure they make the right selection. However, if the team does one of the following five actions, it will set the team back for years.

5. Draft an OL

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5. Draft an OL

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For a team that has defensive needs, the offensive line in not a concern. Zach Martin, Morgan Moses and Ja'Wuan James should be available when the Eagles are on the clock. Although they would add depth to an already solid offensive line, now is not the time to draft a lineman.

4. Draft Brandin Cooks

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4. Draft Brandin Cooks

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DeSean Jackson’s departure leaves the Eagles without a speedy receiver to stretch the field. Although Brandin Cooks is one of the fastest receivers in this year’s draft, just drafting a receiver for one skill set is not a great idea.

3. Both safeties are taken prior to the Eagles' selection

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3. Both safeties are taken prior to the Eagles selection

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The last time that two game-changing safeties were available for being drafted, the Eagles did not select either player. If Eric Berry or Earl Thomas were on the team today, the defense would be in better shape than it is now. Both Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor have the potential to change the complexion of the entire defense. If both safeties are not available, it will be a big loss for the Eagles.

2. Trading out of the first round

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2. Trading out of the first round

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This year’s draft is very deep in various positions. Even though there will be a decent number of good players in this draft, completely moving out of the first round would not be a smart strategy. The last time that the Eagles left the first round was in 2008. The Eagles should draft the best player available when it is their selection.

1. Trading up to draft a QB

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1. Trading up to draft a QB

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The Eagles do not need a quarterback. Nick Foles finished last year with the highest quarterback rating in the league. A rumor came out couple days ago about the Eagles moving up in the first round to draft Johnny Manziel. Not only would the Eagles have to give up their selection at 22, the team would have to give up more high round selections. The Eagles have a quarterback they can build around.





Chris Franklin is a Philadelphia Eagles writer for RantSports.com.  Follow him on Twitter @chrisfranklincp or add him to your network on Google


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