With the first week of free agency just about in the books and most of the big-name players already locked up, it’s time to turn our attention to the NFL draft. By making few moves of consequence during the signing frenzy, the Philadelphia Eagles sent a clear message the draft is where they will target the pieces to continue building a championship contender.
Nothing the Eagles have done since the market opened last Tuesday altered their team needs. Every option that would’ve been on the table seven days ago still projects to be on the table come the draft this May.
Of course, how other teams went about filling their needs might’ve changed who’s available for the Eagles, particularly in the first round.
Plus, our view on some of the players from the incoming draft class and what round they could be taken have changed. This is my first attempt at an Eagles mock since three weeks prior to the NFL Scouting Combine. In the meantime, stocks have risen and fallen, lending a fresh feeling to some of the analysis.
So without further adieu, here is the latest stab at projecting the Eagles’ draft, complete with some news names and even a few surprises.
* All combine results via NFL.com.