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Eagles' mock draft 7.0 : Is it time to finally address the LB position?

After the close out of the Week 13, the Philadelphia Eagles walked away from MetLife Stadium with a victory. A lot of unknowns are still surrounding this team, but particularly at the QB position. Even with the unknowns, there are many facts that have become more and more glaring as this season comes to it last final games.

As stated earlier, the Eagles came out with a victory in Week 13, but as we have wrote about prior there are other things at that Philly fans should be paying attention to. The Eagles currently have not just their own first-round pick, but they also have the Dolphins and the Colts. Both of those team also won this past week, so let’s see were that put the Eagles draft capital.

It was possibly an outlook that the Birds were looking at three top ten draft picks, but after this weekend they have none. The Eagles currently have the 12th, 13th, and 16th overall draft picks, which greatly changes up some game plans of who we originally thought this team can get.

Okay, let’s see who we can pick up.

12th overall pick – The Philadelphia Eagles select:
Andrew Booth, CB – Clemson.

Being one of the top prospects in this upcoming draft, Booth has all the tangibles to be CB2 for the Eagles. We have all seen that Steve Nelson has become the weak link of that secondary and for that Booth has been a common name attached to this team, especially by us here at FPF.

Booth has an extremely high motor and is considering to be an absolute elite competitor. He is sticky in coverage and rarely gives a cushion to the opposing receiver. He is a quick twitch always watching for the ball and is a solid player in the run game as well.

13th overall pick – Via Dolphins – The Philadelphia Eagles select:
David Ojabo, Edge – Michigan.

Lining up on the other side of the field from the other first-round draft pick, Aidan Hutchinson, Ojabo has been an extremely interesting story. The 6’5 and 250 pound edge rusher has been working his way up the draft board for some time. Originally thought to be a day two pick, the Nigerian native has been making his case game after game.

Ojabo has pure raw athletic ability and has both speed and power to get around any tackle or through any guard to make a play on the ball. His biggest draw back is that he is fairly new to the game, but he has the potential to have an extremely high ceiling.

16th overall pick – Via Colts – The Philadelphia Eagles select:
Devin Lloyd, LB – Utah.

This possibility has been ever growing in my mind for the past week or so. As most Philly fans know the Eagles not only have not put much capital into the linebacker position, they have not drafted one in the first round since 2014 and that was Marcus Smith. Smith only played 5 total seasons in the NFL and just was a bust. 1989 was the last time before then that Philadelphia drafted a linebacker.

With new defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon bringing the MIKE position linebacker to his defensive scheme, Utah’s star linebacker Devin Lloyd would be the prize to get for Gannon. Lloyd is a quick and powerful linebacker who has incredible football I.Q. He has all the traits that any team would hope for in the position and even has the speed to run down almost anyone from sideline to sideline.

Who would you guys draft? Let us know!

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