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Thanks to the trade of Kevin Kolb last summer, the Eagles actually have two picks in the second round. They have the 46th and 51st overall pick of the draft, and have a great chance to make a splash in the second round.
I see the Eagles going all defense with their first three picks.
The Eagles could reach on a player like Joe Adams, a speedy wide receiver out of Arkansas.
Adams may seem like a reach right now, but he had an outstanding week at the Senior Bowl and is also projected to put up good numbers at the NFL Combine. His potential to be an immediate impact as a slot receiver and a dynamic punt returner will have some teams giving him a second-round grade; right now he is a third-round grade.
The Eagles also could go after Brandon Boykin, a corner out of Georgia, or Chandler Jones, a defensive end out of Syracuse.
Boykin has good return ability, but has impressed scouts more with his ability to press receivers at the line despite his 180-pound frame.
Jones is also a very impressive prospect as well. At 6'5", he has the length the Eagles could use at defensive end, plus he has a really quick first step, and isn't afraid to use his strength and speed to get past linemen.
I like the positions, just not the players for these picks.
Chase Minnifield, a corner out of Virginia, is a better fit for the Eagles.
Actually, he is a good fit anywhere.
Minnifield can excel in both zone and press man coverage. He has excellent hands and rarely misses a tackle. His tackling would be a much-welcomed skill for the Eagles' secondary that rarely demonstrated that in 2011.
Minnifield could play on the outside right away when Nnamdi Asomugha matches up against tight ends. He would also be his eventual replacement in a year or two when Asomugha hits the downside of his career.
Vinny Curry would be a great pick at 51.
Curry, a defensive end out of Marshall, is an excellent pass-rusher with a good strength and speed combo at the position. He was the focus of Marshall's defense the past two seasons, and still racked up 39.5 tackles for loss and 23 sacks the last two seasons. He would come in and force the Eagles to make a tough decision on whether or not to cut one of their current five defensive ends.