2017 Eagles Draft Recap

1467775246_070616d01volsweb_t1070_hc635eee78190a1782b5d39ea20ea7d6c6ad7d8c3Round 1 (14) – Derek Barnett | DE | Tennessee | 6’3” | 259
Grade: B

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Eagles Mock Draft 1.0

Round 1 (14) – Gareon Conley | CB | Ohio State | 6’0” | 195
NFL Comp: Darius Slay
As of Friday, I was almost certain that the Eagles were going to draft Sidney Jones from Washington; however, at his pro day Jones tore his Achilles tendon, so th6_5027964ere is no way Jones gets drafted in the first round. The next-best corner on my draft board is Gareon Conley from Ohio State, who excelled during the combine. Conley posted a 4.44 40-yard dash, 37-inch vertical, and was a top performer with a 6.68-second three-cone drill. Conley is an extremely long defender with 33-inch arms, but doesn’t lose quickness or fluidity. Conley also played various coverages at Ohio State showing competency at press, off-man, and zone coverages. Conley possess instincts required for the position and ball skills to create turnovers at the next level with 4 interceptions and 8 passes defensed last season. He fits the Eagles’ system and would be a good matchup against Dez Bryant and Brandon Marshall for the foreseeable future. Continue reading

Combine Winners and Losers – Running Backs


1. NFL Organizations
This is the greatest running back class in recent history. There are currently four running backs who could be drafted in the first round and a litany of others who will contribute at a high level next season for whichever team drafts them. If I was an NFL GM, I’d take at least one running back in this year’s draft.

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