Here's a look at several players who would make sense as Eagles draft picks at key positions:
1. Mike Evans, Texas A&M
2. Brandin Cooks, Oregon State
3. Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
4. Marqise Lee, USC
5. Allen Robinson, Penn State
6. Cody Latimer, Indiana
7. Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State
All of these guys have long-term starter potential and the playmaking ability to make a run at replacing DeSean Jackson.
Evans, Cooks, Beckham and Lee would have to be first-round picks, while they'd have to hope for slides in order to get Robinson, Latimer and Benjamin in Round 2.
Latimer and Benjamin are wild cards, though, so I really think they'd be best landing a receiver late in the first round.
1. James Hurst, North Carolina
2. Michael Schofield, Michigan
3. Seantrel Henderson, Miami
4. Justin Britt, Missouri
The isn't an immediate need for the Eagles, so they can afford to draft a project.
We've listed some talented middle-round targets who could potentially become solid right tackles when Lane Johnson eventually moves to the left side in relief of Jason Peters.
Hurst and Schofield would probably be steals, while Henderson has a ton of upside. Britt is an ideal long-term right tackle, and all are solid in pass protection, which is key with Nick Foles.
1. Spencer Long, Nebraska
2. Chris Watt, Notre Dame
3. Anthony Steen, Alabama
4. Brandon Linder, Miami
Again, they don't need an NFL-ready prospect here. The idea should be to find a solid run-blocker who could relieve Evan Mathis or Todd Herremans in a couple of years.
They should be thinking about tackles and guards in Round 5, maybe Round 4. All of the guys listed above have lost draft value because they aren't necessarily pro-ready or are coming off injuries.
That means they can be good value picks for Philly, who won't likely need them this year anyway.
1. Dee Ford, Auburn
2. Marcus Smith, Louisville
3. Trent Murphy, Stanford
4. Kyle Van Noy, BYU
5. Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech
The Eagles will emphasize versatility, but if a guy like Ford drops to them in Round 2, he'd be almost impossible to pass up. The same might apply to Kony Ealy, but Ealy is even less versatile.
Smith gets the No. 2 spot instead, simply because the guy appears to be exactly what defensive coordinator Bill Davis needs. Smith could even be up for grabs in Round 3, alongside Murphy, who is a big, versatile sack machine with the ability to hold his own in coverage.
Van Noy possesses a similar skill set.
1. Dontae Johnson, NC State
2. Antone Exum, Virginia Tech
3. Walt Aikens, Liberty
A lot of folks put cornerback up there with Philly's top needs. We don't see it that way. Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher are solid, Brandon Boykin is a young stud and Nolan Carroll could surprise a lot of people.
However, they'd be smart to add a solid cover guy in the middle rounds, just to cover themselves in case Fletcher leaves and Williams fades in the coming years.
Here, we've listed the top potential fourth- and fifth-round picks who are big and physical, per Chip Kelly's requirement.
1. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
2. Calvin Pryor, Louisville
3. Terrence Brooks, Florida State
4. Deone Bucannon, Washington State
5. Marqueston Huff, Wyoming
6. Dion Bailey, USC
7. Ed Reynolds, Stanford
8. Dontae Johnson, NC State
9. Ahmad Dixon, Baylor
10. Brock Vereen, Minnesota
Clinton-Dix has the versatility that Davis desires, while Pryor might be less reliable overall, and especially in coverage.
If they can't land either, they'll have to focus on a shallow safety class in Round 2 or Round 3 (latest).
The way we see it, those next three guys would become the only viable starting-caliber safeties with that No. 54 overall pick, with Bailey, Reynolds, Johnson, Dixon and Vereen serving as long-term options in Round 3 or Round 4.