Eagles mock draft: Glancing at the most popular picks

Ross Houston
April 5, 2017

At this late stage in the 2017 NFL Draft process, we have a pretty good idea as to who will be among the top picks in the annual event later this month.

Jones who was slated to be a mid-first rounder, will fall back a round or two after suffering an Achilles injury during Washington's pro-day.

The Bears have improved defensively each season under Fox, finishing the 2016 season with the league's 15th best defense in terms of yards allowed, and could very well look to add an instant impact player to the defensive side of the ball with the No. 3 overall selection in the upcoming draft. He has the ability to play man on tight ends like Martellus Bennett and Kyle Rudolph, whom he would face twice a season in Chicago. The Bears have been missing one of those for the longest time.

The Tigers three-year starter amassed 209 tackles, 18 tackles for a loss, five interceptions, two forced fumbles, and two sacks, and proved himself a leader during his time in Baton Rouge. Arians displayed hesitation over Trubisky by questioning his 13 college starts. If he's available, it is going to be hard for Ryan Pace to pass him up.


Matt Verderame of FanSided wrote today that Mahomes' stock is starting to rise. Despite this, Thomas has incredible finesse. The Browns made that a lot easier with him being gone.

Ereck Flowers is proving himself to be a bad pick to play left tackle, so the Giants could be back to looking for another blind side blocker in this year's draft.

His versatility, strength, and speed is a deadly combination. You don't have to coach up his attitude, and his type of aggressive playing style would quickly make him a fan favorite. Bleacher Report also reported the Panthers are trying to move up to pick up Fournette or Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas.

The San Francisco 49ers have a number of options at their No. 2 overall pick in the impending 2017 NFL Draft.


The 49ers are converting to a 4-3 defense from the 3-4 they've run under their last three head coaches. He is really explosive for an interior rusher, though there are questions about his size as a defensive tackle.

Allen is the best positional fit out of any of the defensive lineman for the Bears to select.

To say the Jets are hoping to trade out of the number 6 spot in this months upcoming National Football League draft would hardly be breaking news as General Manager Mike Maccagnan has publicly voiced his desire to move down in round one to accumulate more picks.


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