The Philadelphia Eagles own the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, and there are several key positions the organization should be targeting. A big-play wide receiver may be essential if Riley Cooper is not re-signed, and a pass-rushing outside linebacker is necessary given Trent Cole’s impending salary hit.
The secondary played fairly well in 2013, but there’s no dominant defender for coordinator Billy Davis’ backfield, and there are a handful of safeties in the draft who could start on Day 1. Players like Jadeveon Clowney and Sammy Watkins won’t be found on this list since they aren’t likely to be available at pick No. 22, but these are five reasonable candidates the Eagles could take, all of whom would start in the opening week.