With the eighth pick of the 2016 BRB user mock draft, the Eagles – led by our very own bigfatdrunk – have bolstered their defense with one of the most promising defensive back prospects in this entire class.
Round 1 – Pick #8: (CB) Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida
Chip Kelly: Philadelphia Eagles :: General Sherman: Atlanta
After Kelly's reign of error, "new" General Manager Howie Roseman has been pounding the Ctrl-Z (undo) function all off-season. So far, he's done a pretty dadgum good job of rebuilding
Atlantathe Eagles, but he still has a way to go. In a sorry, talent-less NFC East, the Eagles should quickly be back and compete for the division title.
Offensively, there's a lot to like about the squad aside from the starting QB. Sam Bradford simply isn't a good QB, and I definitely admit to feeling a strong urge to go QB with this pick. If Goff was still in play, he'd be my guy. Otherwise, the offensive line will be one of the best in the NFL, and there's talent at both WR (need depth) and TE. RB, currently manned by perennial underachiever Ryan Matthews, is another concern.
Defensively, the Iggles have talent at all three levels, though CB is in bad shape. Eric Rowe, Nolan Carroll, Ron Brooks, and Leodis McKelvin frighten not a single offensive coordinator in the league. Replacing the replacement-level Nigel Bradham is also a thought.
Currently, common wisdom has the Eagles taking Ezekiel Elliott. This makes sense, of course. What makes less sense is taking a RB over a CB with this pick. I simply can't see the team looking at the 29 year old Carroll, who's coming off of an injury, and thinking "he's my #1 or #2 CB".
Thus, the Philadelphia "Booing Santa Claus" Eagles select Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and denerrigoli are now officially on the clock. Their pick will be posted at 10:00 AM CDT tomorrow morning.
1. Tennessee Titans--Laremy Tunsil (OT--Ole Miss)
2. Cleveland Browns--Joey Bosa (DE--Ohio State)
4. Los Angeles Rams--Carson Wentz (QB--NDSU)
5. Jacksonville Jaguars--Myles Jack (LB--UCLA)
6. Baltimore Ravens—DeForest Buckner (DL—Oregon)
7. San Francisco 49ers—Jared Goff (QB—California)
8. Philadelphia Eagles--Vernon Hargreaves III (CB--Florida)
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers--denerrigoli
10. New York Giants--H&Hguy
11. Chicago Bears--C.Nelson42
12. New Orleans Saints--Lionlocker
13. Miami Dolphins--Free2shred00
14. Oakland Raiders--BostonianToro
16. Detroit Lions--Huggy The Bear
17. Atlanta Falcons--athens_murder
18. Indianapolis Colts--FreedomRide
19. Buffalo Bills--Texstros9495
20. New York Jets--Houstonkingo
21. Washington Redskins--whiteiron
22. Houston Texans--BRB Staff
23. Minnesota Vikings--King_of_the_Gridiron
24. Cincinnati Bengals--Summer of Watt
25. Pittsburgh Steelers--GannonNash
26. Seattle Seahawks--thepencilneck
27. Green Bay Packers--FeedEmToTheWolves1099
28. Kansas City Chiefs--Senor Stan
29. Arizona Cardinals--HovaFlow
30. Carolina Panthers--Vance87
31. Denver Broncos--viper17d