2012 NFL Mock Draft: What Will the Philadelphia Eagles Do at No. 15 Overall?

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2012 NFL Mock Draft: What Will the Philadelphia Eagles Do at No. 15 Overall?
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The 2011 season was quite disappointing for the Philadelphia Eagles as they finished with a mediocre 8-8 record and failed to make the playoffs—despite being known as the "Dream Team."

However, there is some good news for the Eagles—they're an incredibly talented team and have only a few minor holes that need to be touched up. 

With that being said, the Eagles hold the No. 15 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft and could go in several different directions with the pick. 

Earlier this week, I released my final seven-round mock draft and today we're going to take a look at whom I have going to Philly at No. 15. 

 

No. 15: Michael Brockers, LSU, DT

Heading into the draft this Thursday, I currently have Michael Brockers as the No. 2-rated defensive lineman. He should be quite the addition for the Eagles, as they could use some help starting alongside Cullen Jenkins.

Brockers has elite size at 6'6" and 306 lbs. Overall, Brockers is a pretty athletic defensive lineman as he can play both the 3- and the 5-techniques.

While at LSU, Brockers displayed his skills of being very difficult to block as he's such an overwhelming force and almost impossible to blow off of the line. 

The most impressive trait to Brockers' game is that he anticipates plays and is such a playmaker—which is something that I believe will translate well into the NFL.

All in all, this is a pretty safe yet solid selection for the Eagles, and I could definitely see Brockers making a productive impact in 2012 with Philadelphia. 

 

Tony Santorsa's 2012 NFL Mock Draft:

1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck

2. Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III

3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil

4. Cleveland Browns: Trent Richardson

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne

6. St. Louis Rams: Fletcher Cox

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Melvin Ingram

8. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill

9. Carolina Panthers: Justin Blackmon

10. Buffalo Bills: Michael Floyd

11. Kansas City Chiefs: David DeCastro

12. Seattle Seahawks: Luke Kuechly

13. Arizona Cardinals: Jonathan Martin

14. Dallas Cowboys: Quinton Coples

15. Philadelphia Eagles: Michael Brockers

16. New York Jets: Courtney Upshaw

17. Cincinnati Bengals: Dre Kirkpatrick

18. San Diego Chargers: Cordy Glenn

19. Chicago Bears: Nick Perry

20. Tennessee Titans: Stephon Gilmore

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Peter Konz

22. Cleveland Browns: Kendall Wright

23. Detroit Lions: Riley Reiff

24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Adams

25. Denver Broncos: Dontari Poe

26. Houston Texans: Whitney Mercilus 

27. New England Patriots: Harrison Smith

28. Green Bay Packers: Jerel Worthy

29. Baltimore Ravens: Dont'a Hightower

30. San Francisco 49ers: Coby Fleener

31. New England Patriots: Devon Still 

32. New York Giants: Zach Brown

 

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