NFL Mock Draft 2012: Eagles Get Defensive

Here's what we know about the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft: Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III will be the first two players off the board. After that, it's a little less clear what will happen.

But, for one last look at an educated guess, here's a pair of mock drafts from SBNation.com's Ryan Van Bibber and MockingTheDraft.com.

Van Bibber sees the Eagles targeting cornerback Stephon Gilmore of South Carolina: "If Kuechly is still on the board, Philly should take him. In this trip, he is not available, but a really good cornerback is. Asante Samuel is gone. DRC may be gone after this season, his last under contract. Gilmore now looks like the second-best corner in the draft."

MTD, meanwhile, also believes the Eagles will aim for a defensive player, with Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly as the primary target: "What's old is new again for this choice. Kuechly was long-considered the Eagles' choice until the team acquired DeMeco Ryans. But as good as Ryans should be for Philadelphia, he's only one linebacker. At the weak side, Kuechly would be a big-time upgrade over Brian Rolle or Casey Matthews. It won't be a stunner if Kuechly is gone by the time this pick happens."

For more on the Eagles, please be sure to check out Bleeding Green Nation and SB Nation Philly for all the latest news and updates. For more mock draft information, check out Mocking The Draft. Prospect profiles can also be found at the National Football Post, an SB Nation partner.

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