Wait, this isn’t an MLB seven round mock draft? I guess I read Eliot’s text wrong.
The good thing for you is that I also love the NFL Draft. That is why I’m here to grace you with my first-and-only Eagles' seven-round mock draft.
Here’s the catch: my mock won’t be seven rounds because I’m going up to get “The Bronco,” as we like to call him on the Marks and Reese show, his running partner.
Let’s start this off with a bang and go get the best receiver in the draft. Enough messing around with the Justin Jefferson’s or Denzel Mim’s of the draft. You don’t have to trade for DeAndre Hopkins, and re-sign him to a huge deal, when you can just draft him in the first round. The proposed deal above is similar to what the Steelers gave up last year to go from pick 20 to pick 10. They traded pick #20, pick #52 and a future 3rd for that pick last year so I’d assume it’s around the same price tag this year.
The Eagles need a linebacker, and given a lot of mocks projecting them possibly taking one in the first round, they seem keen on adding one. Wilson was a three-year captain at Wyoming and put up monster production. He’s a converted corner, so the athleticism is there, even if it’s not the explosiveness of the first round linebackers. The Eagles would add an all-around solid player with the upside for a long-term starter at the position.
Harris brings the best combination of ability to definitely play center, but also has the ability to move to guard while waiting to take over for Jason Kelce. I think it’s imperative that the Eagles take a Kelce replacement in this draft, even if it’s early.
Bowden Jr. is a player that would provide a ton of versatility and speed to an Eagles offense that desperately needs it. Getting a player as uniquely gifted as Bowden Jr., with an offensive mind like Doug Pederson would be salivating. In his last 8 games at Kentucky, Bowden Jr. rushed 1369 yards and caught 30 balls for 348 yards. Give Doug the versatility and let him figure out how to use him.
A 247-pound bruising running back that set the Boston College rushing record in only three seasons? Sign me up to pair that with Miles Sanders for the next four years.
According to Pro Football Focus, J.R Reed has the second best cover grade since 2018 amongst draft eligible safeties. Reed checks off three boxes for the Eagles -- he was a team captain, he was first team All-SEC last year and he wore #20 in college.
Take a shot on the bloodline. Plus, I need the saying, “Jon Runyan, Michigan” back in my life on the Sunday Night Football intros.