The Eagles have already shaken their roster up big time this offseason, and are going to be busy on NFL Draft weekend coming up in May, as it’s a time for the club to try to build on their 2014 season and start to get ready for 2015. The team will look to the draft weekend to keep building. Find out how the picks may influence the NFL betting odds at Mybookie.ag.
The Eagles have 8 picks in the draft, which this year is moving from New York to Chicago. Here’s a list of the eight picks that the Eagles and staff will have when the draft kicks off, this is unless the team makes a deal to give away or even add more picks to try and get their roster where they want to be.
Round 1 (20), Round 2 (52), Round 3 (84), Round 4 (113), Round 5 (145), Round 5 (156), Round 6 (196), Round 7 (237).
There’s still a few areas of needs for the team as they get ready to compete in the always competitive NFC East in 2015.
The biggest need for the team in the minds of many is at cornerback, where the club could easily look to spend that first pick in the first round.
Bradley Fletcher was okay last season, but the team really should long term look to put him in more of a role of a nickel or dime corner on the teams defense.
Cary Williams has been average at best, but he’s probably gone as a free agent in 2016. The club needs either an All-Pro safety or corner on defense to slow opposing offenses down some.
Another spot that needs filled is that of strong safety, another important piece in the teams defense getting set for 2015.
The team was able to snag Malcolm Jenkins, but they still need help, with Nate Allen playing the role of strong safety, though, he was drafted as a free safety 37th overall in 2010.
He has not been the impact player the team needs at the position, and the Eagles do not have strong CBs presently on the roster, so they had better make this position better in 2015.
Overall beyond free-agent addition Byron Maxwell, the Eagles’ CB cupboard will be empty after 2015, so finding a starter is probably the most important piece of the pie for the Birds.
The Eagles are getting old on the left side of their O-line, so they could look for Evan Mathis’ replacement at left guard. Philadelphia has size at WR but lacks a dynamic playmaker, and finding more speed off the edge at OLB will always be a priority for the team.
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