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The Eagles will look very closely at all 10 of these prospects and a few others before the first round opens up on April 26th. Every player that sneaks into the top 15 will chance their draft strategy and every pick that a Fletcher Cox and Melvin Ingram get passed over push the Eagles closer and closer to trading up and getting their coveted pass rusher.
Fletcher Cox- 25%
If Fletcher Cox is still on the board at 15, then the Eagles would be 100 percent likely to take him. I don't that happening no matter what happens on draft day, so this is more a 25 percent chance the Eagles trade up into the top 10.
Melvin Ingram- 5%
The Eagles would love to have the best defensive end in the draft, but I doubt he last past the top 10. The Eagles need a pass rushing defensive tackle much more then they need a defensive end. If he falls closer to the their 15th overall pick then I believe they pull the trigger.
Quinton Coples- 20%
Coples is a great fit for the Eagles wide-9 scheme. He can play defensive tackle and defensive end. He is actually a better pass rusher on the inside. Criticism about his lack of effort and motor will drop him outside of the top 15. Three of the next four picks before the Eagles run a 3-4 defense. Coples is a much better for the 4-3 defense. If he drops out of the top 10, the chances he falls to the Eagles 15th pick is very likely.
Luke Kuechly- 15%
Andy Reid has never put much priority on linebackers. Having said that if Luke Kuechly is on the board at 15 and prospects like Fletcher Cox, Quinton Coples and Melvin Ingram are not then Kuechly makes sense. It would give the Eagles a very deep linebacker core and the potential to have a top 10 defense with a loaded secondary and pass rush. The fact that the NFL has become a pass happy league will drop Kuechly's value and almost certainly guarantee he is still on the board for the Eagles.
Dontari Poe- 10%
I have no idea what Jim Washburn thinks of Dontari Poe and his potential as a superstar in the wide-9. I do know that Andy Reid would listen to Washburn if he really wanted Poe. It's not a safe pick with Poe but the potential is there to make this the steal of the first round. If Washburn believes he can be a dominant force, that may be enough for him to pull the trigger.
Michael Floyd- 5%
The Eagles don't need Michael Floyd to have a top five offense this season. But man what it makes this offense really deadly. He probably doesn't get out of the top 10, but if he does last to the Eagles pick I see them either drafting him or trading down with another team that covets Floyd and getting a lot of picks in the process.
Coby Fleener- 15%
If the Eagles trade down in the first round, Fleener is probably the guy they will be targeting. He is an immediate red zone target that gives the Eagles two very good receiving tight ends who can also block. Add that to an offense that already has Pro Bowl caliber players in LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin for Michael Vick to target and this offense has the potential to be the best in NFL this season.
Dont'a Hightower- 1%
Hightower would bring a physical presence to the Eagles defense. Andy Reid has never drafted those type of players early in the draft, at least not in the first round. Nothing is out of the question with these 10 prospects, but it isn't likely they take Hightower in the first round.
Janoris Jenkins- 3%
The Eagles will eventually trade Asante Samuel to free up cap space. They can draft the next best thing in Janoris Jenkins. He anticipates routes just like Samuel does but he is a much more willing tackler. If they want another crack at having three elite cornerbacks in their defense then they could take Jenkins late in the first round and get an extra pick or two in the process by trading down.
Mohamed Sanu- 1%
I don't think the Eagles will spend a first round pick on a wide receiver who will play in the slot early in his career. It isn't a position of need and he doesn't have the star potential that Michael Floyd has. There will be plenty of big, athletic receivers available in the second and third rounds so I don't think the Eagles make the move on Sanu here. However, no receiver in this class is better at catching the ball in traffic and that has been something missing from the current Eagles receiving core.