The 2012 NFL draft is so close you can taste it. A new mock draft comes from somewhere every five minutes at this point. Every prospect has been dissected and broken down. By now every team has their big board settled and at this point teams are just looking over their notes and discussing possible trade routes.
The Eagles draft board will be based on two key elements. The overall talent of the player, and if he is a good fit for the scheme. A player like Dont'a Hightower will be high on a lot of 3-4 teams' boards because he is a great fit as a 3-4 inside linebacker, but in a 4-3 scheme he is only a two-down linebacker.
I have compiled a list of the best player at each position for the Eagles heading into the draft. The Eagles have specific expectations out of each position they may or may not draft. They won't be looking for an elite middle linebacker in the draft in the first round with DeMeco Ryans on the roster. They will be looking for a similar player at the position who could be a serviceable backup and a future starter down the road.
Here are the best fits in the draft at each position.