Round 1: Fletcher Cox (DT), Mississippi State
Should start right away. Washburn loves Cox (ha. sorry it’s too easy) and even compared him to Patriots star DT Richard Seymour. If he is even close to Seymour we got an absolute steal.
Round 2: Mychal Kendricks (LB), Cal
Not a big guy, but was the fastest LB in the draft. He should give an immediate upgrade at the SAM next to Demeco Ryans. He is also expected to cover the tight end which is something the Eagles haven’t been able to do for years.
Vinny Curry (DE), Marshall
Life long Eagles fan who seems to have a lot of passion. He got to see Brian Dawkins retirement press conference and said, “it was the best day of my life.” Some mock drafts had him going in the first round and Big Red even said he was shocked he slipped to them. Some analysts compared him to Trent Cole.
Round 3: Nick Foles (QB), Arizona
A lot of people shocked by this pick but knowing the Eagles it was bound to happen. I actually like the pick. Reid believes he can develop him (just like every QB) but I think he could be similar to Kolb.
Round 4: Brandon Boykin (CB/PR), Georgia
A guy that can possibly compete with Joselio Hanson for the slot CB position and will probably return kicks. Some analysts had this guy as a second round pick before he broke his fibula at the Senior Bowl game.
Round 5: Dennis Kelly (T), Purdue
Kelly started every single game for Purdue the last three seasons at LT and should provide the Eagles with some depth. Hey, after seeing what Howard Mudd did with 6th round draft pick Jason Kelce and journeyman Evan Mathis, I trust what ever OL they pick.
Round 6: Marvin McNutt (WR), Iowa
McNutt had 82 catches for 1,315 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior. He’s a big body at 6’4, 215 pounds who should provide an option in the red zone.
Brandon Washington (G), Miami
Washington played almost every OL position at Miami, but figures to be a guard in the NFL. Should be a developmental project and like I said about the Dennis Kelly pick, I trust Mudd.
Round 7: Bryce Brown (RB), Kansas State
Brown has been on a roller coaster ride since he got to college and hasn’t been very productive since 2009 (his freshman year). He was the #1 RB recruit coming out of high school (ahead of Trent Richardson) so he has some serious talent. Injuries and family issues hurt his production and that’s why he slipped to the 7th round. Low risk, high reward pick for the Birds.