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January 17, 2015

Eagles mock draft roundup

Opinions vary on Eagles’ potential top pick

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The Super Bowl isn't even over yet, and mock draft season has already begun. Like fat kids in a candy store, we can't help but lose self control. So we click on them.

Here's a roundup of who the draft guys have the Eagles taking:

Mel Kiper, ESPN: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

"I wouldn't say the Eagles were a total mess at cornerback last season, but Brandon Boykin was arguably the best performer for them, though that was in a little more than 500 snaps. They really need to add talent at the position, and, in that regard, Peters is arguably the best cornerback in the entire draft. He's strong, can press, has outstanding awareness and has big-time ball skills. His footwork can be sloppy, but that's a symptom of a guy with the talent to make up for it. Peters has question marks when it comes to coachability, as he was dismissed from the team at Washington. The draft process will tell us whether that's construed as "competitive" or "hard to deal with," but there's no question the kid can play."

#JimmyNote: To begin, I would absolutely say the Eagles were indeed a total mess at cornerback last year. As for Peters, however, there's no way in hell. Enormous character concerns. Chip isn't touching this guy with a 10-foot pole.

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: Landon Collins, S, Alabama

Collins would be a huge upgrade in Philadelphia and his physical play style fits the NFC East."

#JimmyNote: I'd be surprised if Collins fell to 20, but if does, sure, go get him. The Eagles' need at safety has been obvious for almost a decade now, and Collins can play.

Chris Burke, Sports Illustrated: Kevin White, WR, West Virginia

"Let's go ahead and assume the Eagles re-sign Jeremy Maclin, one way or another. He and Jordan Matthews form a solid 1-2 punch in the passing game. White could push the WR unit over the top. Standing 6-3 and possessing the talent to win at any level of the field, White would be the outside threat Philadelphia thought it had in Riley Cooper."

#JimmyNote: Again, I'd be surprised if White fell to 20, but Burke's reasoning for the pick is dead on. A trio of Maclin-White-Matthews would be very difficult for opposing defenses to deal with.

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