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WCG Mock Draft- Philadelphia (#26)

#26 - Philadelphia Eagles - Aaron Ross, CB, University of Texas.

Bear with me for a moment.  I don't actually believe that the Eagles will end up with Aaron Ross, I believe that they will pick a Safety and I think that either Griffin or Meriweather will be on the board when they select at 26.  While the Eagles' most pressing need may be at WR, they have a short-term memory when it comes to draft busts and the last time the Birds took a WR in the draft (the same draft where the Bears were blessed with David Terrell), they ended up with Freddie Mitchell, who was substitute teaching last I heard (I'm not making this up).

With the departure of Michael Lewis, the Eagles are in need of a Strong Safety to be the last line of defense with all-world FS, Brian Dawkins.  However, considering that there seems to be a major dropoff in Safeties after Michael Griffin (Eric Weddle of Utah is the next highest-rated), the Eagles could look to secure their pass coverage by picking Aaron Ross.  Although the Birds have starting CBs Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown locked in until 2011, Sheppard has had a number of injuries and their nickel corner right now is Will "Don't call me Will Peterson" James.  Thus, they could be tempted by a solid, playmaking CB like Ross.

It should be stated that the Eagles are every bit as cheap as the Bears, and probably would have reservations about throwing that much $$$ in the CB position (I don't have them selecting an OLB, more of a need than CB, for the reason that they are already paying Jeremiah Trotter and Takeo Spikes handsomely).  But it's a mock draft, so what the hell?

Drafter- SouthernSlam

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2007 NFL Mock Draft - First Round
Pick Team Player Pos. College Drafter
1 Oakland Raiders JaMarcus Russell QB LSU bears fan louie
2 Detroit Lions Joe Thomas OT Wisconsin South Side Irish
3 Cleveland Browns Calvin Johnson WR Georgia Tech elagoalie11
4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gaines Adams DE Clemson NoisewaterMD
5 Arizona Cardinals Alan Branch DT Michigan Chad
6 Washington Redskins Jamaal Anderson DE Arkansas Skin Patrol
7 Minnesota Vikings Brady Quinn QB Notre Dame IrishGush
8 Atlanta Falcons LaRon Landry S LSU Coach Owens
9 Miami Dolphins Amobi Okoye DT Louisville McRipper
10 Houston Texans Adrian Peterson RB Oklahoma Scruffy Lefty
11 San Francisco 49ers Patrick Willis LB Ole Miss RME JICO
12 Buffalo Bills Paul Posluszny LB Penn St. Brian G
13 St. Louis Rams Adam Carriker DE Nebraska tyger1147
14 Carolina Panthers Greg Olsen TE Miami RME JICO
15 Pittsburgh Steelers Leon Hall CB Michigan shawngoldman
16 Green Bay Packers Marshawn Lynch RB California chad
17 Jacksonville Jaguars Reggie Nelson S Florida River City Rage
18 Cincinnati Bengals Brandon Meriweather S Miami elagoalie11
19 Tennessee Titans Robert Meachem WR Tennessee quartz77277
20 New York Giants Darrelle Revis CB Pittsburgh Coach Owens7
21 Denver Broncos Ted Ginn Jr. WR Ohio State Devin47
22 Dallas Cowboys Jarvis Moss DE Florida IrishGush
23 Kansas City Chiefs Dwayne Bowe WR LSU tomas21
24 New England Patriots Michael Griffin S Texas tyger1147
25 New York Jets Zach Miller TE Arizona State DTK
26 Philadelphia Eagles Aaron Ross CB Texas SouthernSlam