1.15 - Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
Wanted Fletcher Cox, but Brockers just gives Philly a different dimension than Cox would've...and he sure will protect Ryans. Looks even better with Derek Landri back on the team.
2.46 - Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah St.
A bit shorter than you'd like as an SLB, but he's got seriously long arms, is solid in coverage, tackles, fights nicely through trash, and is ridiculously athletic for someone so jacked. Not at all bad.
2.51 - Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
From where I'm sitting, the Eagles really need a guy like Sanu to glue together the receiving corps. He'll be a threat on intermediate routes, which will help Maclin/Jackson and the TEs all do their thing. Great hands, terrific blocker, excellent YAC stuff...and he's exactly the kind of dependable WR who'll make Philly's post-Vick QB happy.
3.88 - Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida St.
Couldn't not take him here, what with the problems Philly's faced at OT. Give Howard Mudd a year or two with this guy (Eagle Scout, second chair viola in high school, und so wieder), and I'm guessing he starts to look like the second- or third-best LT in this class.
4.114 - DeQuan Menzie, DB, Alabama
Philly needs a slot corner, and Menzie could be an absolute killer in that role. Wanted Brandon Boykin in the third, largely because Philly's fan base seems sold on him (me, not so much). Wanted Chase Minnifield badly in the fourth, but what the heck, he went to Chicago.
5.153 - Michael Smith, RB, Utah St.
7+ ypc, 4.33 speed, built like a tiny little truck...what's not to like? Rather than adding a big thumper to complement Philly's waterbug RBs (I kinda like Dion Lewis, but he's cut from exactly the same cloth as McCoy), I went with a perimeter-threatening speed demon with excellent raw power, vision, and balance.
6.172 - Jordan Bernstine, S/KR, Iowa
He's a big-school sleeper with an excuse: a string of injuries, none of them recurring, kept Bernstine from developing much of a career vector at Iowa. But once he got healthy and seized a starting role, damn, he was good; not many big-hitting strong safeties are also good return men, but Bernstine's just that athletic. Could challenge early for the starting SS role, and he'll be a ST demon in the meantime.
6.194 - Derrius Brooks, CB, Western Kentucky
Didn't intend to double up on CBs. But Brooks is insanely fast, terrifically quick and athletic, and though he's a shade short, he's got monkey arms (so do I; it's not a slur). With DRC unsigned for next year, and Scrabble getting older, I went with the most intriguing athlete on the board, even at the risk of cramming the roster a bit. As far as that goes, Brooks does look more pertinent if Menzie's more of a FS with the Eagles, and he's every bit the slot-CB type that Menzie is. Also, between Smith, Bernstine, and Brooks, the Eagles can now unleash hell in the return game.
6.200 - Louis Nzegwu, DE, Wisconsin
Could've gone with a QB, but outside of the top two, no rookie's going to give the Eagles an actual backup to Michael Vick this year. And an undrafted rookie doesn't look much less promising to me than a late-sixth-rounder. Brooks and now Nzegwu, though, do look like serious investments in the future: one's a converted WR who played at a small school, the other is back from a knee injury and led the defense that held JJ Watt to 7 sacks or so his senior year. Those are the mitigating circumstances; on his own merits, Nzegwu's an explosive DE who can contribute a bit right away, and who the Eagles can develop over time.