Philly set to welcome NFL draft in grand way

Posted April 22, 2017

I think he is being overlooked in the draft process, and he is one of the few tackles in this class who has starting upside in the League. That means they have a huge gap after picking No. 18.

The guys at SB Nation reported that should the Carolina Panthers opt to let McCaffrey pass at No. 8 overall draft selection, an unnamed organization is "currently picking in the teens" has guaranteed the Castle Rock, Colorado native that they will draft him.

Raptor's Take: Well, the Kittle Klub (yeah, I just named you - you're welcome!) will be happy about this pick, and I don't blame them.

In his "Grade A" mock draft, where Kiper lays out ideal scenarios for all 32 teams, Kiper has the Lions drafting Mixon in the second round. After dominating the Senior Bowl and Combine, Reddick is a surefire first round pick and more than likely going in the top 20. The Colts could look to move up to nab an edge rusher, but would they be willing to part ways with the 46th pick in order to do so?

Sure, there will be teams looking to trade down in the draft, particularly at the top.

Jalen "Teez" Tabor - Day Three pick? He has the athleticism (4.48 40) and versatility to be a difference-maker.

Philly set to welcome NFL draft in grand way

And post-first round, Adam Shaheen of Ashland (Ohio), Gerald Everett of South Alabama and Jake Butt of MI could go during Day 2.

"I can understand how teams are going to pass on him because of the risk of using a first-round pick on a player that you think could potentially quit on you", McShay said.

Which side of the ball, as the Eagles look at "the best players on the board who fit our needs", is primed for the most help?

That resulted in some pretty interesting picks for the Bucs, including a name we have not seen mocked to the Bucs in round one before, ever. That's a product of the schemes they played in, which were very focused on playing as fast as possible. I wouldn't be surprised if Cook comes off the board after the aforementioned Mixon.

It's worth noting that Fournette is just one year removed from a monstrous sophomore season, as the former Tigers standout rushed for 1,953 rushing yards on 300 carries (6.5 ypc avg) and a whopping 22 rushing touchdowns in 12 games. The question is, will coach Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch spend draft capital on a potential upgrade, or will they take the long view and make a run at Kirk Cousins in free agency next offseason?