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Philadelphia Eagles to Pick #3 in 2013 NFL Draft?
What a season it has been for the Philadelphia Eagles. This team once dubbed “The Dream Team” in 2011, has been a total Nightmare. Coach Andy Reid seems to have lost the hand on this team, and once again quarterback Michael Vick has been injured and missed games.
The defense has struggled as well. Last night against the Carolina Panthers we all saw how uncomfortable the Eagles defensive players look in their scheme. Trent Cole and Jason Babin used to be one of the most disruptive duos at defensive end, now they seem nonexistent. The defensive backs seem to have multiple communication errors every drive. All of those errors of course lead to easy touchdowns, four of which Cam Newton cashed in himself as they threw the dirt on the Eagles 2012 season.
With the loss the Eagles are now third in the draft and the question begs an answer.
Who will they pick?
Note: My new mock is coming either later today or early tomorrow so this pick may change there.
1. QB Matt Barkley, USC.
I know Eagles fans don’t want to admit it but this team is cooked. It’s over. This group of guys isn’t working well together, and all of that starts at quarterback and head coach. Of which the Eagles can grab a top QB relatively easy. Jacksonville picks #2 right now and will likely stay with Gabbert/Henne… leaving #1 Kansas City to take Geno Smith and the Eagles would get their pick of the remaining quarterbacks.
2. Manti Teo, Notre Dame
Some times a team says “screw it” and takes the highest rated player on their board, and worries about the rest later. The Broncos did it in 2011 when they took OLB Von Miller #2 over a more pressing need at DT and have reaped huge rewards. Would the Eagles just take Teo and find a quarterback later? It isn’t out the question.
3. Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
The Eagles need to sure up that offensive line no matter who is the quarterback. King Dunlap is not very good… and that is me trying to be nice with my adjectives. It is time to replace King. With the #3 pick Philly can get a top tier tackle and worry about the rest later.
Eagles fans, who do you want?