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NFL Draft Day 2: Eagles pick DB Eric Rowe and LB Jordan Hicks

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The Eagles traded up to make Eric Rowe their first selection in the 2nd round.

Day 2 of the 2015 NFL draft saw the Eagles move up to get a versatile defensive back in Utah’s Eric Rowe with their second-round selection, and more depth at linebacker with Texas’ Jordan Hicks in the third round.

Philadelphia moved up from 52 to the 47th pick overall, trading with the Dolphins, to get Rowe (6’1, 205).  He has played both safety and corner, and what do you know–the Eagles need help at both. Continue reading ‘NFL Draft Day 2: Eagles pick DB Eric Rowe and LB Jordan Hicks’

2011 Draft: Who Will the Eagles Pick First? A Look at Aaron Williams

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We mentioned earlier this week that ESPN’s Mel Kiper and SI.com’s Don Banks think the Eagles will pick Gabe Carimi with their first round selection in this year’s draft. What are the predictions of other experts?

NFL.com’s Charles Davis believes that the Birds will move to first pick a corner. He has the Eagles taking Aaron Williams of Texas with their selection at #23 overall. NFL Draft Bible gives the following profile of Williams:

NFL defensive coordinators that place as much emphasis on cornerbacks stopping the run as they do playing the pass will love Williams. Standing at 6’1” and 192 pounds, he puts as much pride on his tackling skills as he does his pass defense. What makes him such a fantastic prospect is that for such a young player (true junior in 2010) he has very refined technique—Williams keeps his head up when he tackles and has a smooth, efficient backpedal. Williams has prototypical length and good musculature, but he is still skinny. At 6’1” many NFL types would like to see the Texas product check in at closer to 205 pounds; Williams would be wise to hit the weight room in Austin and add a good 10 to 15 pounds of muscle weight over the next year or two. Considering his size, fluid hips and run-stuffing ability are what many defensive coaches dream of in their cornerbacks, Williams appears headed towards the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, should he declare.

Williams had the following results from the combine:

40 yard dash: 4.55
20 yards: 2.55
Vertical jump: 37 1/2
Broad jump: 1o’7″
Bench press reps: 18

Combine results courtesy of nfldraftscout.com