With the 22nd pick in the 2014 Dawgs By Nature Community Mock Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select...
Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
This selection and write-up was made by Ted Washington's Belly:
When I found out I was going to be the GM of the Philadelphia Eagles, I ran into my boss's office, spat in his face, and told him I was quitting. I then sold my house for pennies on the dollar and moved my family to the wonderful City of Brotherly Love. It was only when I showed up at the Philadelphia Eagles' front office and was arrested for trespassing that I realized I had made a huge mistake. Luckily, now that everyone I have ever held dear in life despises me, I have some free time to ponder over this pick.
Let's take a look at the Eagles. They have some guy named Chip Kelly as their head coach. I don't know who that is, but I am glad we never tried to bring him to town. Anyways, in Kelly's first year the Eagles' offense ranked 2nd in yards per game and 4th in points per game. (So, just like the Browns, the Eagles had a top 27 offense). Nick Foles emerged as a potential franchise QB in Kelly's offense. LeSean McCoy ran wild. Other guys did stuff. Needless to say, my preseason prediction for the Eagles was not entirely accurate:
The Eagles cut their most dynamic receiver, Desean Jackson, this offseason. They will be getting Jeremy Maclin back from injury and have young, emerging pass catchers in Zach Ertz and Riley Cooper. Still, receiver is a need to keep the high octane offense moving.
On the other side of the ball, the defense gave up a lot of yards. The Eagles ranked 29th in yards allowed and 17th in points allowed. The Eagles' pass defense struggled, especially in 3rd down situations. Pass rusher and defensive back are both needs. I considered Dee Ford and Kyle Fuller here.
In the end, I settled on Brandin Cooks for the pick. Cooks can step in and fill the void left after Jackson's departure. I think it makes sense for the Eagles to keep the offensive momentum going and help Foles build on his successful season. Cooks is very quick, clocking in with a 4.33 40 time, and was extremely productive in college, leading the nation in receiving yards this past season. Cooks is a big play threat all over the field and is a more refined receiver than Jackson was when he entered the league. I think Cooks would fit in perfectly in the Eagles offense.
Wide receiver or cornerback seem like the most likely options for the Eagles, but I can't decide which position the team would rather address. Do they support their offensive-minded head coach, or work to improve a defense that was a sight for sore eyes last year?
The Kansas City Chiefs are up next, led by Legoman0721.
2014 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)
|St. Louis Rams
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|New York Giants
|St. Louis Rams
|Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
|The Beast Mode
|New York Jets
|Green Bay Packers
|Manly and Loving It
|Ted Washington's Belly
|Kansas City Chiefs
|San Diego Chargers
|New Orleans Saints
|New England Patriots
|San Francisco 49ers