Post-Combine Edition: Complete 7 Round 2011 Mock Draft for Eagles (Version 3.0)

Jason KarlAnalyst IIIMarch 1, 2011

Post-Combine Edition: Complete 7 Round 2011 Mock Draft for Eagles (Version 3.0)

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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Cam Newton participates in the vertical jump during the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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    With the NFL Scouting Combine now complete, and the likelihood of no free agency before the draft, unless a CBA is worked out by Thursday night, the Eagles will have to have an above average draft to keep up with the rest of the league.

    There are needs all across the defense, though the offense seems set, other than a few tweaks needed on the offensive line.

    Here is a post-combine edition of an Eagles seven round mock draft:

    (First two editions of the mock draft)

Round 1 Pick 23: CB Brandon Harris

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    MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 9: Jermaine Thomas #38 of the Florida State Seminoles eludes the tackle of Brandon Harris #1 of the Miami Hurricanes to score a touchdown on October 9, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
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    Even though I hope Jimmy Smith will be available when the Eagles pick at 23, he will most likely be selected after a strong showing at the Combine. Smith has character concerns, but with all that talent and potential, he will be gone in the top 20.

    Brandon Harris though is no slouch. He is a great ball hawking cornerback with great coverage skills, something desperately needed across from Asante Samuel.

    Harris is 5'10'', 192 pounds, and ran in the mid 4.4's at the Combine.

    Unlike Samuel, Harris is willing to sacrifice his body in run coverage.

Round 2 Pick 54: OG/OT Marcus Cannon

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    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 28:  Marcus Cannon #61, Kyle Dooley #72 and Alonzo Adams #81 of the TCU Horned Frogs raise the Mountain West Regular Season Championship trophy at Amon G. Carter Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Ronal
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    At 358 pounds, Marcus Cannon is the biggest offensive lineman in this draft.

    Cannon showed he has quick feet in drills and even posted a solid 5.20 in the 40-yard dash.

    Right guard is the biggest hole on the Eagles offensive line, especially with the inconsistent play of both Max Jean-Gillies and Nick Cole.

    Cannon could even play tackle if needed, as that was his college position at TCU.

Round 3 Pick 85: LB Quan Sturdivant

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    ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 04:  Quan Sturdivant #52 of the North Carolina Tar Heels against the LSU Tigers during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Georgia Dome on September 4, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    Quan Sturdivant played inside linebacker at UNC, but should have the speed to play weakside linebacker for the Eagles.

    Sturdivant recorded 62 tackles and 3 sacks, while only playing in seven games.

    He is a tackling machine and is attracted to the ball.

    Sturdivant may not be a flashy linebacker, but he does provide consistency. He will not miss assignments and is solid in coverage, something the Eagles have lacked at weakside linebacker for a long time.

Round 4 Pick 103: S DeAndre McDaniel

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    AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 18:  DeAndre McDaniel #2 of the Clemson Tigers against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    McDaniel seems to be falling especially with his character concerns.

    He is a big hitter in the secondary and is solid enough in coverage, though most would not characterize that as his best asset.

    McDaniel is 6'1'' and 217 pounds and ran in the mid 4.6's at the Combine.

    Though you would like him to be faster, McDaniel can impact the defense with his bone-crushing hits.

    He would be a capable complement to the faster, coverage safety Nate Allen.

Round 4 Pick 119: OT Chris Hariston

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    AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 18:  Chris Hairston #61 of the Clemson Tigers against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    At 6'7'', 328 pounds, Hariston has a huge frame and build. He has incredibly long arms at 35' and benched 33 times at the Combine.

    Hariston could come in right away and play right tackle.

    There were major questions surrounding Hairston after his junior year, but he answered those questions leading the way for the duo Jamie Harper and Andre Ellington.

    Hariston plays very smart on the line. He is a great run blocker and a solid pass blocker.

    Hariston needs to improve on his footwork, but he has all the tools to be a right tackle for the next decade.

Round 5 Pick 146: RB Noel Devine

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    LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 20:  Noel Devine #7 of the West Virginia Mountaineers runs with the ball during the Big East Conference game against the Louisville Cardinals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo b
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    Devine is arguably the best pass catching running back in this draft.

    Due to his small size (5'8'', 180 pounds), Devine will probably fall in the draft.

    If there is a season next year, that guarantees free agency will take place before the season. Jerome Harrison will have suitors lining up to be a starting back or at least a capable backup that will be used. So, the Eagles need a backup to star LeSean McCoy.

    Though Devine was not asked much to return at West Virginia, he showed flashes of brilliance when given the opportunity.

Round 5 Pick 140: CB Richard Sherman

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    PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 21:  Shane Vereen #34 of the California Bears tries to run around Richard Sherman #9 of the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on November 21, 2009 in Palo Alto, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    Sherman is a bigger corner at 6'3'', 195 pounds, but impressed with his late season coverage.

    He recorded 49 tackles, one forced fumble, and four interceptions.

    With an impressive Senior Bowl, Sherman proved to be a playmaker at the corner position. He ran a 4.50 in the 40-yard dash, a more than solid number.

    The Eagles may need multiple additions to the secondary, and Sherman is talented enough to also play safety. 

Round 7: LB Mark Herzlich

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    CHESTNUT HILL, MA - SEPTEMBER 04:  Mark Herzlich #94 of the Boston College Eagles blocks Erik Walker #83 of the Weber State Wildcats on September 4, 2010 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Boston College defeated Weber State 38-20.  (Photo
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    Mark Herzlich is a story everyone should be rooting for. Herzlich missed the entire 2009 season because he was diagnosed with cancer in his leg.

    Herzlich though, ran a 4.99 at the Combine, to further hurt his sliding draft stock. At Boston College, he was slow in coverage and over pursued many plays. Herzlich also was caught up by many blockers, and was at times overpowered.

    He would come in with a chip on his shoulder, so that would be an added plus to an Eagles team that lacks fire and leadership.