With this new draft format, it’s now Friday and the Eagles are heading into the second and third rounds of the 2010 NFL Draft. Before yesterday, the Eagles were scheduled to make four picks today. However, that number has been cut in half as the Eagles traded both of their third round selections (along with the 24th overall pick) to move up to 13th overall and take Brandon Graham.
That brings us to the second day of the draft, where the Eagles will try to address more of their needs. The good thing is that the Eagles will be picking very quickly after the draft begins as they have the fifth selection in the second round, also known as the “Donovan pick.” It should be interesting to see what they do with this pick.
After the first day, there are plenty of players that didn’t get picked that teams would like to get their hands on. This means that teams with picks early in the round will see a lot of trade offers. The interesting thing will be to see if the Eagles are high enough on a player to use the 37th overall selection or will they trade back. Trading back might be a consideration now that they lost both their third round selections.
If they do pick at 37, you would think they will look for a defensive back. At safety, Taylor Mays is still on the board along with Nate Allen and Chad Jones. At corner, Chris Cook is the only real option worth the 37th pick at this point. They could take Cook and then possibly trade up a few spots with their next second round pick to take a safety.
Today will be a very important day for the Eagles, probably more so than yesterday was. I say this as the Eagles will make more than just one pick tonight and finding viable talent in the later rounds is essential.
Howie Roseman’s first draft is definitely drawing talks so far, but we will really get to see what he’s made of tonight and tomorrow.
What do you think the Eagles should do in tonight’s portion of the draft?