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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject: Eagles off season mock with surprise Trades. Reply with quote

Been a while since I last posted but here's my mock for the draft and off season moves I'd make.

"TRADE" (Trade 14,139,Rodney McLeod,Jason Kelce to Chargers for 7)
1(7).Malik Hooker Ohio St 6'2 205 21yr FS

2016 Stats=(13gs 74tkl,5.5tfl,0.5sacks,7ints,4pd,3tds)
Career Stats=(13gs 84tkl,5.5tfl,0.5sacks,7ints,4pd,3tds)
Hooker has all the makings to be an All-Pro Ballhawking Free Safety in the mold of a Earl Thomas and Ed Reed before him. He has the size at 6'2 205 and has incredible range and athleticism. He is the dominant Ballhawking Safety Prospect to come out since Eric Berry and Earl Thomas in 2010. Had 7ints this year including 3 taken back to the house. When you watch the tape his playmaking ability stands out right away.

He still is raw being a redshirt Sophomore and has only played one year in College Football. He also had a lot and I mean a lot of help around him including 2 Starting Corners that both could be Top 10 picks as well, so how much that helped him still remains to be seen. He also has shown to not be the greatest tackler but he was a willing tackler which is more than half the battle with more strength put on and the right coaching he could develop into being a good tackler to sure up the run game.

With his Athleticism and Playmaking Abilities in the back end he could not only help sure up issue in the secondary for this team but his ability to play single high will allow Malcolm Jenkins to do even more. With Hooker in the backend, Jenkins can be much more versatile. Jenkins now can play more slot and in the box, it gives Schwartz and this D a chance to do more with your best player and use him in many different ways all over the field, if you have a great rangy Safety like Hooker coving over the top.

Now why would the Chargers make the Trade? They have two major holes on their team Safety and Offensive line. Eagles are Trading a starting FS in McLeod who played at a Pro-Bowl level last year,Kelce who is a Pro Bowl Center and the 14th pick (Jabril Peppers) for the 7th pick. Chargers get 2 impactful starters and still get another Safety they are high on in Peppers at 14 for the 7th pick. The Eagles save 11.8m in cap space by doing this transaction, which gives them the flexibility to bring in a couple veteran corners and they get what should be a perennial pro bowler & future anchor at a key position in the backend for the next 7-10 years.

"TRADE" (Trade 43,99,194,Mychal Kendricks to ATL for 31,174)
(Eagles continue to make a splash at the beginning and end of day 1 of the draft at home. Falcons move back to 43 where they can get a Pass-Rusher or Guard that they could of taken at 31. They pick up a 3rd and Mychal Kendricks who has fallen out of favor in philly but could make a nice impact under Dan Quinn in ATL and they swap their 5th for the eagles 6th to get the deal done).

1(31).Dalvin Cook FSU 5'10 210 21yr RB

2016 Stats=(13gs 288car 1765yd 19tds,33rec 488yd 1td)
Career Stats=(38gs 687car 4464yd 38tds,74rec 935yd 2td)
Eagles get their guy. Cook probably would have been the pick at 14 if they stayed and Reuben Foster was selected before 14. Cook is an instant impact playmaker day one and probably favorite to be Offensive Rookie of the year in 2017. This guy is the perfect fit for this Offense, will step in and rush for 1000+ yard right away.

Cook has good but not great size at 5'10 210,but is not a small guy by any means. He's got some power and strength to his game. His only real flaw besides being a little on the small side is Fumbling. Cook has fumble 13 over his 3 year career at FSU.
Cook was a 3 year starter at FSU. He is a classic one cut north south runner. He has the ability to go east west but is constantly raking up yardage every time he touches the ball. Turn on the tape and you can easily see he has the best tape out of any RB in this draft including Fournette and McCaffrey. For a RB he has great hands as well, I would look for Cook to catch 50+ balls a year in this Offense. In this system if he plays up to his ability, he will be a pro bowl RB for this team for the next 5 to 10 years.
Having a RB like Cook will take a lot of pressure of our Young Franchise QB and with new receivering threats in Alshon and Torrey to go along with Jordan Mathews and Ertz, eagles now have a prolific offense on paper that could do some real damage.

4(118).Corn Elder Miami 5'10 185 22yr DB

Elder is a tough physical hard nosed SOB and will be an instant fan favorite with his feisty style and all effort all the time motor. On the positive he's all real good athlete who or more quick than fast, had a 4.5 40 at the combine but the tape speed looks all of 4.5 maybe even a little quicker. Elder was a Top RB recruit was MR.Tennessee in HS for football. He converted to corner as a freshman and has adapted well to the position. His tape really stands out even though he's a small guy he doesn't play like it, he brings a Kam Chancellor/Dawkins style of nasty and edge to his play. He will not hesitate to mix things up and put his nose to the ball. Also is a very good Returner and instantly make an impact on special teams and has the makings to be one of the better slot corners in this league.

On the negative side he's small. At 5'10 185 he will struggle against Big physical receivers who can out man and out muscle him. While he has good instincts he still is learning the corner position having played RB for most of his life and only switching to CB once he got on Miami's campus. It's gonna be hard for a 5'10 185 Corner to play on the outside in this league. Now there are always exceptions to the rule like Brandon Flowers & Cortland Finnegan but that is rare, so his size will most likely limit him to being a Slot Corner and maybe Free Safety is the switch is needed.

All and all Eagles gets a solid Slot Corner and strong special teaser right off the bat who should contribute right away. His skill set and mentality fit right into what Schwartz is looking to do. Now the ceiling might not be super high but this is a quality late 3rd early 4th rounder who will find his way to the field right away.

5(155).Rayshawn Jenkins MIAMI 6'1 214 23yr S

This is yet another DB and 2nd Safety drafted. While this is a depth pick up, it is a Best Player Available Pick. Jenkins I have a 3rd-4th round grade on. He is a height weight speed guy with all the tools to be a very productive player. Jenkins is a Strong Safety who can play in the box and outside if need be. At 6'1 210+ he has ideal size and at 4.51 speed he is one of the faster Safety for his size that you will see. In fact he has a faster 40 time than a lot of Corners in this draft including his teammate Elder. Jenkins was a HS Track star and is a very physical tough player who goes in with bad intentions(in a good way). He makes his presence felt and is willing and about to come up and support in the run game. Strong open field sure tackler.

While he has good hands being a former HS WR, Jenkins has not really made a ton of plays on the ball. He plays it safe a lot,maybe too much at times. But this is a player who's not gonna allow himself to be beat, just won't create a ton of players on his own. When I see his play he looks more like a Weakside Linebacker than a Safety. I think in the end if he gains another 10 to 15 pounds, he could eat his way into being a linebacker. He still is a little raw and most likely won't be able start right away.

In the end at pick 155 in the 5th Round you're getting a guy who was a 4 year player and 3year starter at Miami, who can step in right away on special tea,s and contribute While I believe he will end up being good enough to start in the NFL (one of the Top 64 Safeties in the league), I'm not sure if he will stick there he may develop into being a WLB in the mold of former Hurricane Ray-Ray Armstrong. I think it's very possible 3 year down the line he's a starting WLB or SS in the league.

5(174).DeVonte Fields Louisville 6'2 240 23yr DE/OLB

2016 Stats=(12gs 45tkl 9tfl 6sacks 1int 3pd 10hurries)
Career Stats=(41gs 166tkl 52tfl 27sacks 4fff, 2int 10pd 25hurries)
This is a Flyer taken on a talented player with his fair share of red flags. Fields is a former Top Recruit and an All American & Def player of the year for Big 12 at TCU in 2012 as a true freshman. He looked to be a Top 10 lock for the 2015 draft. It all came crashing down 1st in 2013 with a broken foot and suspension for drugs cost him his sophomore year and then in 2014 when he allegedly pointed a gun at his GF & punch her in the face. Needless to say he was kicked out.

Fields went the Juco Route for a year than in 2015 made his way to Louisville for a 2nd chance. While at Louisville he had 31.5 TFL and 17 sacks in 2 years, he was highly productive. Field has very good speed for a DE at 4.7 flat. He can play sideline to sideline and has a great motor on the field along with good hands and nature pass rush ability. On the down side he still doesn't have a nature position as a Tweener, he plays most naturally as a RDE edge rusher but at the next level might need to transition to 3-4 OLB, which he played at Louisville as well.

This is a lower risk, high reward calculated risk. Potentially you are getting a starting quality Edge rusher at the end of the 5th Round. If he hits his ceiling he could be an Elvis Dumerivl type player as a undersize over productive DE. But if he can't adjust to the next level or gets himself into more trouble he might never make it on the field. All and all the risk is worth the reward at pick 174.

7(230).Charles Walker Oklahoma 6'2 310 22yr Jr* DT

2016 Stats=(4g 7tkl 2tfl 4pd 2hurries)
Career Stats=(24g 53tkl 13tfl 6.5sacks 1ff 5pd 6hurries)
By pick 230 in the 7th your at pure flyers on talent and special team contributors that your scouts are pound the table for. In this case why not take a flyer on a very talented but under productive DT, which is a position of depth need.

Walker had a solid campaign 2 years are during the 2015 season and coming into this year it was believed he could be a 2nd or 3rd Round pick. In 2015 he had 10 tfl and 6 sacks from the interior, showing a real good burst for a guy his size. He played both the run and pass well and played with violent hands and nimble feet.

The bad and reason he is still on the board at 230 is his inconsistency this year. He ad injury issues with multiple concussions and seems to be playing to not get hurt and survive. This really was a guy that should have left for the NFL last year but knew he was too raw and if he stayed and improved his stock he would go from a 2016 5th Rounder to a potential 1st or 2nd Rounder and his gamble didn't pay off. To add insult to injury he quit on his team with 2 games to go to avoid injury and prepare for the draft. So there is a question around work ethic and motor and how much he really loves the game or if he's just doing this for a check.

At 6'2 310 with very good athleticism for his size with the right coaching and kick in the rear end he could become a player at least until he gets a bigger contract if he even makes it that far. But at pick 230 where it's basically throw away picks and this team having a need at the position he's worth taking a shot on.

"TRADE" (Trade Allen Barbre to DEN for 238)
Pretty much meaningless trade but Birds save 2.2m in cap space & DEN gets OL help

7(238).Ezra Robinson Tennessee St 6'0 190 23yr Sr* CB

2016 Stats=(11g 42tkl 0.5tfl 1ff 5int 13pd 2tds)
Career Stats=(31g 117tkl 7tfl 3sack 1ff 7int 23pd 2tds)
Another former high recruit. Was 1st team All-State in the uber talent rich state of Florida. Robinson choose to go up north to Michigan St to play. His freshman year didn't get much playing time and opted to transfer out to Tennessee st after 1 year at Michigan st. He was able to play for the get go at TSU and progressively got better each and every year, culminating with a strong senior year where he was 1st team all conference with 5 interception, including 2 returned for TDs.

Tools wise he has good height weight and speed at 6'0 190 at 4.4 speed. Ezra has good hands and knack for jumping routes and making plays. On the negative he's soft to put it plain. Lacks the competitiveness to mix it up in the run game and says away from contact. Also even with good speed on paper he can get beat deep at times and has had his issues with penalties for holding and PI.

With your last pick in the draft at 238 it worth taking a shot on a guy with physical tools who has some good natural football instincts. Maybe Schwartz and Veteran leadership in Jenkins and others can light a fire under him and get him to play up to his ability. Your looking at a project but if he can figure it out and play with an edge, Robinson could easily be a decent NFL Corner with his talent and skill set.

Javancy Jones Jackson St 6'2 245 22 Sr ILB/DE

2016 Stats=(82tkl,19.5tfl,4sacks);Career Stats=(350tkl+,78tfl,19.5sacks)
(4year captain,played DE and inside LB.Productive tough smart physical player with good stats but limited ability and no true position. Jones is tight hips and lacks abilty to flow sideline to sideline. ILB will probably be his position at the next level but capable of playing DE. Camp body to throw out there and may turns some heads)

Freddie Stevenson FSU 6'1 240 22 SR FB
(Dalvin Cooks college FB, solid lead blocker)(2016=12g 13car 90yd 4td,1rec 6yd 1td)

BJ Bello Illinois St 6'3 230 22 Sr LB
(Raw Athletic LB,gifted 1year wonder)(2016=12g 72tkl,9.5tfl,6sack,2ff,4pd,6hurries)


Trade 14,139,McLeod,Kelce to SD for 7
Trade 43,99,194,Mychal Kendricks to ATL for 31,174
Trade Allan Barbre to DEN for 238
1(7).Malik Hooker Ohio St 6'2 205 21yr So* FS
1(31).Dalvin Cook FSU 5'10 210 21yr Jr RB
4(118).Corn Elder MIAMI 5'10 185 22yr Sr DB
5(155).Rayshawn Jenkins MIAMI 6'1 214 23yr Sr* S
5(174).DeVonte Fields Louisville 6'2 240 23yr Sr* DE/OLB
7(230).Charles Walker Oklahoma 6'2 310 22yr Jr* DT
7(238).Ezra Robinson Tennessee St 6'0 19 23yr Sr* CB

Post Draft Free Agent Signings & Roster Moves
Cut Ryan Matthews(4m saved),
Jason McCourty(2yr 10m),Alteraun Verner(1yr 3m),Nick Mangold(1yr 3m)
DeAndre Levy(1yr 1m)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's interesting. I'll give you that. I like the first 3 players, but still not sure I want to do that. Not really big on the rest of the picks, although I haven't really scouted some of those guys in detail. Actually haven't seen any of Erza Robinson. I like the write-ups though.

The biggest thing to me is that we still have no potential long term answers for outside corners unless Jalen Mills can turn into one.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see you back bkb. This is definitely an original mock... So, props for that.

I don't think most of it happens tho. Especially not drafting 2 character issue guys in Cook and Fields. A trade up for hooker makes little sense when McLeod is serviceable and good at times...And we don't have corners...Or long term WRs or RBs...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think trading mcleod to trade up for hooker is pretty stupid.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't safety like, the only position on defense the Eagles don't really need?

Bruce Allen is a snake and should be fired.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MKnight82 wrote:
Isn't safety like, the only position on defense the Eagles don't really need?

yeah eagles have a very good safety tandem so he uses one of them in this mock to trade up and draft a rookie that is soft and late buzz is him probably being there at 14.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trading away 2 lineman and creating a need, followed by not filling it.
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