Philadelphia Eagles: Ranking Top 10 Most Likely Candidates for First-Round Pick

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Philadelphia Eagles: Ranking Top 10 Most Likely Candidates for First-Round Pick
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Much of what the Philadelphia Eagles do in the NFL draft will depend on how the team approaches free agency. The Eagles have been aggressive thus far since the season ended, ensuring the top talent on the team stays intact.

Deals have been signed for a handful of other veterans—an extension for center Jason Kelce and offensive tackle Jason Peters, plus a multi-year deal for wide receiver Riley Cooper. There are also talks of a one-year, prove-it deal for receiver Jeremy Maclin. The Eagles are also thought to be preparing for a run at a premier safety in free agency, seeing this is far and above the organization's biggest positional need (per csnphilly.com).

Should the Eagles sign a player like Jairus Byrd or T.J. Ward, it remains less likely that a safety becomes the team's first-round draft pick. So while it is difficult to know yet what Philadelphia will do in the spring, here's a glimpse at the 10 most likely candidates for the Eagles to take with their first-round pick.

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