Saturday, March 7, 2009

Weird Rumor + Mock Draft

PFT reported last night that Steelers CB Bryant McFadden had narrowed his choices down to 4 teams. They listed the Eagles as one of the teams. I'd love to think that is just the agent using our name as bargaining leverage with another team.

There is a possibility we're interested. It isn't a secret that Sheldon isn't thrilled with his pay. He's a high character guy though and isn't going out of his way to make an issue of the situation. If we dealt Sheldon we'd need a capable replacement. I doubt this is the case, but it isn't completely unbelievable.

I think the Eagles will keep Sheldon around for 2009 as they try to figure out how good Jack Ikegwuonu can be. I'm sure we'll add a CB somewhere in the draft as well.

Mock Draft

I posted a new 2-round mock draft over at .

I went ahead and did a full mock draft for the Eagles.

1 - Brandon Pettigrew, TE - Okla. State
1 - Hakeem Nicks, WR - UNC
2 - Rashad Jennings, RB - Liberty
3 - Cedric Peerman, RB - Virginia
4 - Xavier Fulton, OT/OG - Illinois
5 - Quinn Johnson, FB - LSU
5 - David Bruton, S - Notre Dame
5 - Jack Williams, LB - Western Illinois
5 - Joe Burnett, CB - UCF
6 - CJ Davis, C/G - Pitt
6 - Terrence Knighton, DT - Temple
7 - Rulon Davis, DE - Cal

Here's the thinking...

* Pettigrew gives the team a complete TE. He'll help the running and passing game.
* Nicks is the future starter opposite of DeSean. He has the size that Jackson doesn't. Great RAC ability.
* Jennings comes from a small school, but he's got big time talent. At 6'1, 234 he gives us a big back, but he is athletic as well.
* Peerman is an insurance policy. He can catch and run. He has KOR ability. He has played in a rotation.
* Fulton is a former DT that played LT at ILL. He can develop into a good backup all over the OL.
* Quinn is the best FB in the draft.
* Bruton offers immediate impact on STs.
* Williams is tough enough to be the SAM, but athletic enough to play WLB. Good backup.
* Burnett is a playmaker and RS. He'd be great value at this point.
* Davis can play C or G.
* Knighton is big at 6'3, 321. He could be the #4 DT or could be a good practice player at the least.
* Davis is 6'5, 281. He would be a project for backup LDE in the future.


Stephen said...

For our first pick, would you prefer Pettigrew over Moreno, or do you just think Moreno won't be there at that point?

I also noticed no early OL, are you thinking that Shawn is going to come back now since we got Stacey? If so that would really free up our early picks for those offensive guys.

Tom Ballman said...

If only we could fast forward to April with this mock...
Skill positions from the first four picks. Bing, bang, boom, and then possibly another bang with Perrman after that.

Please say so AR and staff!

Anonymous said...

Question Tommy: do you really foresee the Eagles making 12 picks? I know they've done this before (they did draft ten in 2004 and eleven last year) but I thought they acquiring extra picks to move up in certain rounds.

InsultComicDog said...

1st four picks on offensive skill positions seems like a stretch to me considering the history of this regime...

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InsultComicDog said...

Arizona. McFadden.