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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Philadelphia Eagles Select DE Joey Bosa at No. 8

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With the eighth pick in the 2016 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select...

Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State

The selection and write-up were made by Bizono:

With new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, the Eagles will be switching from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 defense. While they do have adequate edge rushers in Connor Barwin and Brandon Graham, both of them were outside line backers in Jim Davis' defense. The Eagles don't lack depth at defensive end, but Barwin and Graham are better suited at OLB and teams can never have enough quality pass rushers.

Joey Bosa may not be the top edge rusher in the draft (that nod goes to Buckner, who went 5th to Jacksonville), but he is the best natural 4-3 defensive end, the best run-defending defensive lineman, and the best player available. It is highly unlikely that Bosa slips this far in the draft, but if he does, the Eagles would be foolish not to add a player of his caliber.

Playing down line from Bennie Logan and Fletcher Cox and under Schwartz' tutelage, Bosa would be an immediate impact player and the odds-on favorite to become the 2016 Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Added bonus: as an Ohioan living in the Philadelphia metro area for the last 16-17 years, I'd absolutely love this pick for the Eagles, as it would mean that I get to watch one of my favorite Buckeyes play on Sunday's for the local team.

We're at a point where it makes sense for the Eagles to take the best player available, and I think Bosa's ceiling would be too high for them to pass up. As for whether the team can recover from whatever the hell Chip Kelly did to their roster a year ago, who knows.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are up next, led by Ezweav.

2016 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)

Pick Team Player Position School Username
1 Tennessee Titans Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss aszabo1
2 Cleveland Browns Jared Goff QB California Robo Dawg
3 San Diego Chargers Jalen Ramsey DB Florida State Crawford_T
4 Dallas Cowboys Myles Jack OLB UCLA Manly and Loving It
5 Jacksonville Jaguars DeForest Buckner DE Oregon Bob Stalnaker
6 Baltimore Ravens Vernon Hargreaves III CB Florida pt_999
7 San Francisco 49ers Carson Wentz QB North Dakota St. apocrylle
8 Philadelphia Eagles Joey Bosa DE Ohio State Bizono
9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ezweav
10 New York Giants mrwhitman
11 Chicago Bears Barnestorm
12 New Orleans Saints Rube Sports
13 Miami Dolphins Brocolis154033
14 Oakland Raiders makeaplay59
15 Los Angeles Rams michael.hamper
16 Detroit Lions Mean Ol' Pete
17 Atlanta Falcons Mudville
18 Indianapolis Colts fjblessi
19 Buffalo Bills GratefulDawg
20 New York Jets troy145
21 Washington Redskins Greg"TheDropper"Little
22 Houston Texans Royce Groff
23 Minnesota Vikings MissinTheVicius
24 Cincinnati Bengals OhioCityBrownsBeliever
25 Pittsburgh Steelers Legoman0721
26 Seattle Seahawks Southern Cali Dog
27 Green Bay Packers Matt Wood
28 Kansas City Chiefs Ted Washington's Belly
29 Arizona Cardinals a2342432a
30 Carolina Panthers Suppa Bob
31 Denver Broncos poultman
32 Cleveland Browns Adam Rice