On the Clock: Philadelphia Eagles (#21 Overall)

Needs: OL, WR, LB, S

   The Iggles are forever one step away from a Super Bowl title. However, I can’t help but get the feeling that the window of oppourtunity is closing for Eagles. Donovan McNabb is 32 and Brian Westbrook will be 30 by September. The Eagles need to protect the cornerstones of their offense with an offensive lineman. The Eagles also need to replenish their defense which has lost CB Lito Sheppard and S Brian Dawkins during the off-season.  

Choice #1: Michael Oher, OL, Mississippi

   The best offensive lineman available at this point of the draft will be Oher. Oher can begin playing in the offensive line rotation within the first couple weeks and has the potential to anchor a line for the next ten years. The Eagles have always been known for having a solid o-line however, their current line is young and not very deep. Oher will add talent to a line that isn’t very talented.

Choice #2: Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois

   Philly’s secondary has fallen apart this past off-season. Lito Sheppard and Brian Dawkins, two Philly favorites, have left for other teams. If the Eagles are content with the state of their line, they could look to ultra-talented Vontae Davis to boost the talent of defense. Davis is 6 foot and weighs just over 200 pounds and runs a sub 4.5 40 yard dash. He isn’t very tall, but makes up for it in speed and aggressiveness. Davis is experienced, having started all three years at Illinois, and an excellent tackler. The past two seasons, Davis racked up more than 75 tackles in each, which is more than most linebackers make in the NCAA. Whoever nabs Davis late in the first round, they are going to get a real gem.


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