Heading to the podium now, flapping his arms as though they are wings, and wearing far too much green face paint is gm.in.waiting. He's representing the Philadelphia Eagles in this mock draft, and here's who he has selected on Philly's behalf.
With the 22nd pick in the 2014 BRB Mock Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select Odell Beckham, Jr. (WR--LSU).
The Eagles had a breakthrough 2013 season under rookie head coach and offensive trailblazer Chip Kelly. While they have multiple positions on defense that could be upgraded, as faux GM my decision came down to two important factors:
1. Nick Foles: As much success as he enjoyed last season and despite having Jeremy Maclin back this year, I cut his most dynamic playmaker in DeSean Jackson. The sophomore slump is a very real thing in quarterback world, and I just would not be able to sleep at night knowing I hadn't put Foles in the best position to shine in year two. Enter Beckham.
2. Chip Kelly: Our team is in great position for sustained success with no real glaring holes, which allows me to spoil Kelly with home run hitters. I hired Kelly not just to run a cool-to-watch, up tempo offense. I hired him to ruin the lives of defensive coordinators league wide, every damn Sunday. Enter Beckham.
The words you hear when it comes to Beckham are smooth, explosive and vision. These are all key components to the slot position in Kelly's system. Beckham racked up over 2,200 all purpose yards last season in a pro style, grind-it-out SEC offense, and my brain trust is salivating at the idea of what we can do with him in our space-creating offense. One of the knocks on Beckham is that he only scored 12 career touchdowns at LSU, but that absolutely will not be a problem in the City of Brotherly Love. Once acclimated in our system, you can expect to see him in the end zone early and often.
I would be lying if I said I didn't very seriously consider both Dee Ford and Kyle Fuller here but the thought of adding this kind of athleticism with Chip's creative mind was too much fun to pass on. Keeping our offense stacked with weapons (LeSean McCoy, Beckham, Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Zach Ertz) is the best formula to keep BRB's neighbor to the north out of the playoffs for another decade or more (hopefully).
BRB, you're welcome, from the NFC East.
Strengthening the strengths. What do you think of the pick?
The Kansas City Chiefs and MrCatPants are next. That pick is due to me by 7 p.m. CDT this evening.
Recapping the draft:
1. Houston Texans--Sammy Watkins (WR--Clemson)
2. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)--Jadeveon Clowney (DE--South Carolina)
3. Jacksonville Jaguars--Johnny Manziel (QB--Texas A&M)
4. Cleveland Browns--Teddy Bridgewater (QB--Louisville)
5. Oakland Raiders--Khalil Mack (LB--Buffalo)
6. Atlanta Falcons--Anthony Barr (LB--UCLA)
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers--Eric Ebron (TE--UNC)
8. Minnesota Vikings--Greg Robinson (OT--Auburn)
9. Buffalo Bills--Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (S--Alabama)
10. Detroit Lions--Mike Evans (WR--Texas A&M)
11. Tennessee Titans--Justin Gilbert (CB--Oklahoma State)
12. New York Giants--Aaron Donald (DT--Pittsburgh)
13. St. Louis Rams--Jake Matthews (OT--Texas A&M)
14. Chicago Bears--Timmy Jernigan (DT--Florida State)
15. Denver Broncos (TRADE WITH STEELERS) --C.J. Mosley (LB--Alabama)
16. Dallas Cowboys--Morgan Moses (OT--Virginia)
17. Baltimore Ravens--Marqise Lee (WR--USC)
18. New York Jets--Calvin Pryor (S--Louisville)
19. Miami Dolphins--Zack Martin (OG/OT--Notre Dame)
20. Arizona Cardinals--Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE--Washington)
21. Green Bay Packers--Darqueze Dennard (CB--Michigan State)
22. Philadelphia Eagles--Odell Beckham, Jr. (WR--LSU)
23. Kansas City Chiefs--MrCatPants
24. Cincinnati Bengals--hlc1221
25. San Diego Chargers--f22a4bandit
26. Cleveland Browns--FreedomRide
27. New Orleans Saints--H&Hguy
28. Carolina Panthers--Nashmeister
29. New England Patriots--37bp
30. San Francisco 49ers--TexansDC
31. Pittsburgh Steelers (TRADE WITH BRONCOS) --Steel Blue Crew
32. Seattle Seahawks--UprootedTexan
33. Houston Texans--bhsman