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Mock draft option A and option B with both involving a trade with the Eagles

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TD has only taken 2 offensive lineman in the first round during his tenure with the Falcons and both were Seniors. Dimitroff is on record for saying "these days offensive lineman come out of college less developed with college offenses being more spread than back in the day when it ran more pro sets." "When OL come in the league with the current CBA, it's less padded practices for them to develop like they need to." He also said "guards transition to the NFL faster than tackle." Out of the offensive linemen we visited or worked out Jawaan Taylor, Cody Ford, Andre Dillard, Chris Lindstrom, Kaleb McGary, Tytus Howard, Nate Davis, the 2 Wisconsin guards and 2 Oklahoma guards only 2 were Juniors (Taylor and Ford). Everyone else were Seniors. TD values experience it seems.


TD at the Senior Bowl scouting the OL.



With all that being said we can get a tackle with NFL experience via trade, that has filled in for Lane Johnson and Jason Peters at RT and LT, Halapoulivaati Vaitai. Vaitai is on the last year of his rookie contract and we could possibly get him for a 4th or 5th round pick. Eagles has shown real interest in rookie prospect Tytus Howard. In my two mocks I will offer the Eagles a 4th (compensatory pick) for Vaitai. 


I'll start with option B since it less likely you find a trade partner to move down than it would be to move up. In option B I will choose the Texans since they have 2 2nd round picks (picks #54 and #55) and have a strong need at OT. If a tackle they like is on the board around #12/13 they may want to get in front of the Panthers.


We move from pick #14 to #23 for the Texans first 2nd round pick and their 5th. The Saints moved from 27 to 14 last year and gave the Packers a future 1st and and 4th from last year draft. 


Option B mock


1st round #23 DT - Jefferey Simmons: 


Simmons was consider a top 5 prospect pre-injury. He will probably not play this season but with Quinn running the defense he usually only carries 4 DT's during the season anyways. With the addition of Davison he essentially will take the place of McClain and do what McClain was signed to do last year. Crawford who is on the last year of his deal could remain in the rotation and be the DT in nickel alongside Grady Jarrett.






2nd round #45 FS - Darnell Savage Jr:


This kid is all over the field like Earl Thomas. He basically can play FS and NCB. Allows Quinn to play more cover 1.



2nd round #54 OG/C - Erik McCoy:


The benefit of moving back and acquiring another pick is we could possibly get Alex Mack successor. McCoy could allow us to cut either Fusco 4M or Schweitzer 2M dollars off the books since he can play LG, RG, and C. Quinn and co. would probably keep Fusco since he's more versatile whereas Schweitzer only played decent at LG. McCoy faced Quinnen Williams, Christian Wilkins, Dexter Lawrence and Jeffery Simmons and this is what he said.



McCoy said playing eventual national champ Clemson along with so many great tackles in the SEC helped when teams started looking at tape. … McCoy said Mississippi State’s Jeffery Simmons was the toughest defensive tackle he faced.




3rd round #79 CB - Isaiah Johnson:


Isaiah Johnson is another corner with length that Quinn covets. 



4th round #117 WR/RS - Mecole Hardman:


Offers the team speed at receiver and in the return game. Koetter loves his screen game and Mecole is a nice weapon to have.



4th round #137 - Traded to the Eagles for - OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai


Vaitai stepped in when Peters went down during the Eagles SB run and played decent. He can play LT as well as RT and can challenge Sambrailo in camp.


He handle Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter in the NFCCG and Trey Flower in the SB.



5th round #152 DE - Maxx Crosby:


Crosby could use some developing. With Beasley, Clayborn, and Means all on 1 year deal he has some time to learn.



5th round #172 TE - Foster Moreau:


LSU did not utilize him in the passing game. He was strictly a blocker in college but as his combine testing shows he is very athletic. 



6th round #186 DL - Michael Dogbe:



7th round #230 LB - BPA



1.    Jeffery Simmons - DT

2a.  Darnell Savage Jr - FS

2b.  Erik McCoy - OC/OG

3.    Isaiah Johnson - CB

4a.  Mecole Hardman - WR/RS

4b.  Halapoulivaati Vaitai - OT (Trade)

5a.  Maxx Crosby - DE

5b.  Foster Moreau - TE

6.    Michael Dogbe - DL

7.    BPA LB 



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In this mock I will assume Ed Oliver is on the board with the #8 pick. If what Josh Norris is hearing is true than the mock would go as such.




Option A mock


1.    Ed Oliver - DT



2.    Sean Bunting / Justin Layne - CB


3.    Traded to the Lions

4a.  Mecole Hardman - WR/RS

4b.  Halapoulivaati Vaitai - OT (Trade)

5a.  Maxx Crosby - DE

5b.  Traded to the Lions

6.    Michael Dogbe - DL

7.    BPA LB

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