NFL Draft Day Two: Possible Targets for the Philadelphia Eagles


After a successful Round One of the NFL Draft with picking up DT Fletcher Cox, the Philadelphia Eagles have 3 picks in Day 2 of the Draft.

Round       Overall         Notes

2                  46                   own selection

2                  51                   from Arizona

3                  88                   from Houston

Who are some players that the Eagles might target?

CB Janoris Jenkins of North Alabama ( (5-10, 193) is said to be a top 10 talent but fell out of the first round of the draft due to off-field issues. Will the Eagles take a risk and make a move for Jenkins? After the “trade” (read: giveaway) of Asante Samuel to Atlanta, Philadelphia could use depth at the corner position, as Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s contract has just one more year.

The Birds could also use depth on the offensive line. Some possibilities there include Georgia’s Cordy Glenn (6-5, 345) and Jonathan Martin of Stanford  (6-5, 312).

Even with the acquisition of DeMeco Ryans from Houston, the Eagles will be on the hunt for a linebacker. Some strong prospects remain, including California’s Mychal Kendricks (5-11, 239) and Nebraska’s Lavonte David (6-1, 233).

Now that we can exhale knowing that Ryan Tannehill will be Miami’s problem, the Eagles may look to score a QB on Night 2. Some compelling choices remain on the board, including Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins (6-3, 214).

Sure, DeSean Jackson has finally signed his long-term deal but that doesn’t mean that the Eagles won’t pickup a wideout tonight. And one very attractive possibility survived night one, Georgia Tech’s Stephen Hill (6-4, 215). He will go early in Round 2.

Ronnie Brown was supposed to give Philadelphia some depth and versatility at the RB position but that didn’t turn out so well. Lamar Miller of Miami (5-11, 212) is highly rated and available, but will the Eagles want to use their picks in rounds 2 and 3 to address this need?

For an in-depth assessment of the best players remaining in the draft, check out Pete Fiutak’s rankings here.

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