While the Philadelphia Eagles are busy devising a blueprint for the NFL’s impending free-agent period beginning on March 11, the truth is the team would much rather supplement their talent with spending. The building blocks for a true championship contender are more likely to come from May’s draft.
The core of this team as it stands right now was built through the draft, and the Birds would like to keep it that was as much as possible. Of course, the front office has to find and identify players who will make it at the next level, which is often easier said than done.
It’s a two-part process. First, hone in on a need. Second, locate personnel that fits the game plan.
It’s still very early in the process, with the college all-star games just wrapping up with the Senior Bowl over the weekend. The combine, pro days, film evalutations and even what happens during free agency will shape and mold what teams do when draft day finally arrives.
That said, we’re honing in on the biggest needs and potential fits for the Eagles here in January, and to help us, we’re using pro player comparison videos to help us equate college stars to today’s pros. Here are just a few of the draft-eligible players who would look in midnight green come next season.