Eagles can go many directions in the draft


 

I think Washington’s ecstatic, because they get a quarterback that can step in and play Day 1, and they can take a left tackle with the fourth overall pick. The trade didn’t cost them a first-round selection.

Philly, meanwhile, continues to get younger and stockpile draft choices, which is exactly what Andy Reid wants.

You start talking about the Eagles at pick No. 24 and at pick No. 37, these key early picks, I think you’re going to wait and see how the board plays out.

I think you’ll see them target cornerback, defensive end and offensive line and if they need to move up and take a player of significance, they have the firepower to do so.

At No. 24, I think Jason Pierre-Paul, Derrick Morgan and Brandon Graham will all be gone from the defensive end position, leaving possibly an Everson Griffen. I think among corners, Joe Haden and Kyle Wilson will both be gone at that point. Depending on how you have Devin McCourty, Patrick Robinson and Kareem Jackson lined up, one of those three could be your pick.

Don’t forget, I think four offensive tackles will be gone by the 24th pick, but there is quality with Mike Iupati and Maurkice Pouncey, the two interior offensive linemen.

One of those names will likely be the Eagles’ selection if they stay put.

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