Now that the Philadelphia Eagles have their shiny new DT Fletcher Cox, who are some players they could target on Day 2 of the 2012 NFL draft?
The Eagles currently hold three picks on Day 2: Nos 46, 51 and 88. There are several good players still on the board, many of which could be potential targets. I’m going to break it down by players the Eagles should and will be looking at.
Even before they took Cox in Round 1, I still believe linebacker is the biggest need for this team. Therefore, I’m hoping the Eagles agree and will target one in Round 2. Other possibilities include CB, DE, WR and KR/PR (possibly a CB or WR who doubles as one).
There is also the chance they consider a quarterback on Day 2, but I’m strongly rooting against that notion for reasons I described here.
Players that I strongly want the Eagles to target on Day 2:
LB Lavonte David
LB Mychal Kendricks
LB Bobby Wagner
LB Demario Davis
DE Vinny Curry
DE Andre Branch
CB Brandon Boykin
CB Josh Robinson
CB Trumaine Johnson
WR T.Y. Hilton (PR/KR)
Additional players I think will be on the Eagles’ board:
QB Kirk Cousins
QB Brock Osweiler
WR Stephen Hill
OT Mike Adams
OT Jonathan Martin
OT Jeff Allen
C/G Ben Jones
CB Janoris Jenkins
TE Coby Fleener
OLB/DE Courtney Upshaw
If I had my choice, I’d love to walk away with Lavonte David, Vinny Curry and Josh Robinson. David would be our new SAM, Curry would make a great tandem with Cox, and Robinson would compete for the slot CB position as well as return punts and kicks.
Unfortunately, all three of them will be second-round picks and we only have two. Therefore, I’d take two of those three players and go with either Demario Davis or T.Y. Hilton in the third round. There’s a chance Bobby Wagner lasts into the third round as well.
If we land two players from my “strong list”, I’ll be extremely happy…especially if it’s David and Curry. Both players will go in the second round but it’s highly questionable that each of them would be available at slots 46 and 51.
The only picks I’d be extremely disappointed in would be either of the QBs and/or Fleener. I just see no need or value in picking them. While I wouldn’t be overly excited about an OL pick, I could certainly understand it as they could use some depth there.
However, if I had my druthers, I’d go defense all the way. Defense, defense, DEFENSE!