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Philadelphia Eagles Full Seven-Round 2011 Mock Draft

The draft is now only one day away, and all sorts of mocks are flying around. I had yet to do a mock for the Eagles, mainly due to the fact that I was incredibly indecisive on who the Eagles would wind up drafting. Now that the draft is so close, I have gathered all of my resources and have completed all of the research I have needed to compose a full seven round mock for Philadelphia. Some of the picks might come as a surprise to some of you, but check it out! Here’s my full seven-round Eagles mock draft:

Round 1 (23rd Overall): Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado OR Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

The Eagles have two huge needs they need to fill, a cornerback and an offensive lineman. The reason I listed both players is because I like both of them so much I didn’t know which one too choose. Although there is no guaranteeing that Smith will still be available by the Eagles pick, so in reality Carimi is the safest bet.

Saying that Smith is still available, the Eagles will take him. This goes without saying, it’s just that his stock has been rising like crazy and there are a number of teams above the Eagles that have been openly interested in him. There have been issues regarding his character, and that may scare some teams away, but the Eagles and Andy Reid have been fearless with taking controversial players, (Michael Vick).

Carimi on the other hand is a monster who can hold an entire side of a line down. An offensive tackle that is solid through and through and it would be an instant upgrade on the Eagles offensive line. This was arguably the Eagles biggest weakness last season, and it is something that must be upgraded. Carimi could protect Vick’s blindside and keep him healthy, which is paramount to Philadelphia’s success.

Round 2 (54th overall): Aaron Williams, CB, Texas

I honestly do not believe that the Eagles will be able to score Smith in the first, so they will have to fill this need in the second. A great alternative that could play opposite Asante Samuel is Aaron Williams from Texas. Overall Williams stock has fallen slightly since the end of the college football season and the Eagles may be able to scoop him up at the end of the second. I know that Williams may not be available, but he definitely could.

Williams is a great physical corner that is excellent at locking down larger receivers. He showed his ball coverage skills by shutting down some of the most talented receivers in the country over his college career and could be a great pickup for the Eagles.

Round Three (85th Overall): Casey Matthews, LB, Oregon

This seems to be the popular vote from most Eagles’ fans. Everyone loves his older brother, Clay. But everyone also knows that Clay is a much more physical and much larger linebacker that can get the job done. The other end is Casey, who doesn’t have the same psychical tools but has a great football intelligence and a never ending motor.

Just the fact that he is connected in some way to Clay makes this draft pick worth it. The Eagles need line backer help, and Casey may not be the long-term option, but he could defiantly provide an instant improvement on defense.

Round Four (104th Overall): Quan Sturdivant, LB, North Carolina

If North Carolina would not have been hit with the suspensions it is very possible that Quan Sturdivant would have been picked somewhere in the first two rounds. He is an amazingly athletic linebacker that can tackle almost anyone on the run. Sturdivant has an awesome career at North Carolina before getting slapped with a senior year suspension, and is looking like a solid linebacker in the NFL.

The Eagles already have picked up Casey Matthews and will sure-up any doubts with taking another solid linebacker.

Round Four (120th Overall) DeMarco Murray, RB, Oklahoma

LeSean McCoy is the future of the Eagles, but I’m shaky on Jerome Harrison. McCoy does need a backup that can last for the next few seasons, and I personally think that Harrison will be traded or released at some point. DeMarco Murray was a machine at Oklahoma and could provide a great boost of the bench when McCoy is being spelled on the sideline. Murray is a hard runner who has a great amount of speed around the corner.

Murray may not be available still, but if he is, he could be a huge steal for Philadelphia.

Round Five (149th Overall) Kris O’Dowd, C, USC

Even with the addition of Carimi earlier in the draft, the Eagles depth on the offensive line is still pretty weak. Kris O’Dowd was a solid player at USC and was a decent long-snapper. He was at one point considered a first round pick, but injuries and an absolute awful senior bowl sent his stock rocketing down.

This is more just insurance than anything for Philadelphia’s offense.

Round Five (153rd Overall) Tyrod Taylor, QB, VT

This is a bit of a homer pick. I think that any combination of Virginia Tech players, especially two quarterbacks, could create a potent combination. Vick is from Virginia Tech and has a similar playing style to Taylor. I’m not saying that Taylor is the Eagles quarterback of the future, but he definitely wouldn’t be too much of a risk this late in the draft.

This is more just for depth behind Vick, and to get someone with a similar playing style.

Round Seven (229th Overall) Markus White, DE, Florida State

Originally Markus White was a solid third round pick, but his combine performance was simply terrible. Everything that he could do wrong, he did wrong. Luckily, a bad combine does not mean the player is actually that bad. White is a consistent defensive end that can explodes off of the line. The Eagles may have wasted a pick on Brandon Graham last year, but a little extra depth behind what may be a bust never hurts.

This pick would just allow Trent Cole some time on the bench but also let the Eagles keep a consistent threat on the field.

Round Seven (237th Overall) Lee Smith, TE, Marshall

The Eagles need an actual blocking tight end. Lee Smith can fill that need easily as a late round pick with almost no risk involved.

Round Seven (240th Overall) Justin Rodgers, KR, Richmond

A quick speed returner that can fill in for Ellis Hobbs as the Eagles primary returner. Justin Rodgers has excellent speed and has shown serious big-play ability. He may not make the team in the end, but it wouldn’t hurt to give him a shot.

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2 Responses to “Philadelphia Eagles Full Seven-Round 2011 Mock Draft”

  1. Dog fighter Vick says:

    Eagles stink. Your d stinks and you guys are making the biggest mistake Trading away kolb because pmteams now know how to beat Vick! He will be injured all year every year while kolb thrives elsewhere. Vick is over 30 how can he be your quarterback of the future??

  2. Dog rescuer Vick says:

    ATTENTION ALL HATERS!!!. . . Vick is not the QB of the future, he is the QB of NOW. I do believe he is starting correct? You should no since im sure he torched your team. If you recall vick was second string coming into the 2010 season. Allow me to break this down for you. Vick has a full off season to practice with and learn the eagles dominant offense. This also gives the coaches more time to design plays around vick. Team chemistry always producers more wins than “star power”. Also the right side of the eagles offensive line was very weak last year which is vick’s blind side. Fortunately the eagles selected a tackle to bump inside with their first round pick.(andy knows what he’s doing, think todd herremans). Last year was probably the most exciting year for eagles fans in recent history. That being said, the eagles were only on the cusp of what that offense can and will accomplish. So please try and comprehend why I laugh so hard that I cry, along with any D coordinator in the league, when I see the words “know how to beat vick”. The rest of the Nfc East can enjoy a nice view of the playoffs from their couches next year.


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