The Philadelphia Eagles will pick 15th in the upcoming NFL draft, and many believe that it's time for the team to look defensive.
ESPN's Todd McShay, who recently released his latest mock draft, doesn't disagree, but offers up a handful of scenarios the team will have to consider when the draft commences in two weeks:
- He projects that Alabama safety Mark Barron - the top rated player at his position - will be the pick for Philadelphia, although he suggests that the Eagles would be thrilled if Iowa offensive tackle Riley Reiff were to fall this far. The Eagles recently signed Demetress Bell to replace the injured-Jason Peters, but may still look to add line depth through the draft.
- McShay believes the Eagles may look for a defensive tackle, although his top two interior defensive line prospects - Dontari Poe of Memphis and Fletcher Cox of Mississippi State - are already off the board in his mock, opening up the possibility of Philly trading back to acquire multiple picks and a next-tier player like Jerel Worthy from Michigan State.
- Finally, should Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly somehow slip this far, McShay says he "might be too good to pass" up, despite the fact that the Eagles recently traded for DeMeco Ryans.
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