The 2012 NFL Draft is almost here, finally. We have been discussing and dissecting the draft since last December. Now, we are just days away from the first round of what should be a very exciting draft.
The 2012 draft class is loaded at almost every position. It's a special class from top to bottom. There will be players outside of the first four rounds that will develop into Pro Bowl players. There will also be some elite players taken in the first round.
Outside of quarterback, tight end, offensive tackle and safety, every position is loaded from top to bottom. The more picks you have, the better. This year, the Eagles have nine picks including three in the first 51 picks and six picks in the first five rounds.
The Eagles are in great position heading into the 2012 NFL Draft. They don't have to draft based on needs. They don't have any pressing needs at the moment, even with All-Pro Jason Peters suffering a season-threatening Achilles injury.
The general manager of the Eagles, Howie Roseman, can approach every draft pick with a "Best Player Available" type of mentality. The front office will be looking at the best players at each individual selection and figuring out if they can fit into the team's current schemes.
It's not about finding nine players that could help at the nine weakest positions. It's about finding the best players available at each pick. If they are as talented as the scouting reports suggest, the coaching staff will find a way to get them on the field.