As if a future fourth-round pick (that can become a third) wasn't enough for Bryce Brown, the Buffalo Bills kindly allowed Philly to move up 13 spots in the seventh round, too. It might not sound like much, but it's something.
As for the pick, Wisconsin's Beau Allen rounds out the draft, and I like the pick. Bennie Logan was very effective at nose tackle last season, and he's bulking up. But who would play there if Logan went down?
Last season, it would've been Damion Square, an undrafted free agent out of Alabama. That would be a disaster. Square barely made a dent in the little bit of playing time he got last season, and probably isn't big enough to anchor the middle of a defense anyway.
If there's one thing Beau has, it's size—plenty of it in fact. He's 6'2", 333 pounds, which is both ideal height and weight for a nose. He'll occupy blockers with sheer size, but isn't so big they'll be able to get underneath his pads.
He's not a guy who's going to fill out the stat sheet, but he can come spell Logan, or Logan can even move outside for a proper a "heavy" or goal-line package. My guess is the Eagles were eying him all along, which is why the move up actually ended up being important.
My only concern with the pick, which prevents this from being an "A" grade, is that the team did not come up with an offensive guard in this draft. Oh well.