Monday, March 12, 2007

Eagles Draft Preview

Eagles needs this year are very broad. They need talent in many areas for immediate and future help. They need a Safety badly. Dawk is getting old quick and Considine is average at best. As usual Linebacker is a glaring concern. Trotter is to old to do all the things he does. If he has some good talent around him it will hide his weakness', and on the other hand its time to look for his replacement. I'm fine going into next season with Gaither but there is a gaping hole on the other side. And theres not a salesman in the world that can sell Chris Gocong as a starter. Then theres the need at RB, DE, DT, QB, amongst other postions. So with that, here is a list of players who I would love to see wearing green next season. I'm going to go with my top 5 and then finish the list with the rest of the players I like.

1) Laron Landry, LSU, S, 6-2, 205:

Yea its wishful thinking, but this guy is an animal. Hes big, fast, and has all the tools to be the next big safety in the NFL. This guy will be way gone by the time the Eagles are on the clock but seeing this guy next to Dawkins next season would put a smile on my face. To compliment his great abilities, Landry is a born leader. He was a 4 year starter at LSU, and has the ability to be the QB on defense. Someone who is vocal and will demand that his teammates work as hard as he does. Heres a quick look at Landry. You can find more on YouTube.

2) Brandon Meriweather, MIA, S, 6-0, 192:

Meriweather is an all around good safety with the upside to be as good as Ed Reed. Yes, Ed Reed. Meriweather is bar none the best cover safety in the draft. He is exactly what the Eagles need, and theres a very good chance he will be avalible to the Eagles. Even if he didn't start at Safety he has the skills to play the nickel. He has some character issues, stomping people in the Fla. International Brawl. Besides that incident, I'm fine with him. We are talking about Brian Dawkins replacement here. He can hit and cover. Theres no video avalible for Meriweather.

3) Brian Leonard, RUT, RB/FB, 6-1, 240:

Heres the thunder that the Eagles need in there offense. Leonard played RB and FB in college and excelled at both postions. He was a huge part of Rutgers success in the last couple of years. He could be the best pass catching RB in the draft. He would fit nicely in Andy Reid's west coast offense. You could line him and Westbrook in the backfield and shift either out or hand off to either. He also can double as a FB. he is a Hybrid running back who should be very high on the Eagles board and could be their second round pick.

4) Rufus Alexander, OKL, OLB, 6-1, 228:

Alexander is very good against the outside run and can shed blocks nicely. Some compare him to Lance Briggs from Chicago. He can hit, is very athletic, and is above average in coverage. He would be a nice fit in Dhani Jones' old spot.

5) Robert Meachem, TEN, WR, 6-3, 210:

Is an all round good wide out. Clocked a 4.32 in the 40 at the combine. Is a very smart player who can read coverage and adjust to such. He is made for the west coast offense, and would contribute from day one. Could be a big time NFL WR in 2 years.

Best of the Rest:


Kevin Kolb, Houston
Jordan Palmer, UTEP
Jared Zabransky, Boise St.


Antonio Pittman, Ohio St.
Chris Henry, Arizona
Tony Hunt, Penn. St.
Dwayne Wright, Fresno St.


David Bowe, LSU
David Ball, New Hampshire
Jason Hill, Washington St.
Steve Smith, USC
Anthony Gonzalez, Ohio St.


Greg Olsen, Miami


Chris Houston, Arkansas
Aaron Ross, Texas
Aaron Rouse, Virgina Tech.
Marcus McCauley, Fresno St.
Reggie Nelson, Flordia
Michael Griffin, Texas


Justin Durant, Hampton
David Harris, Michigan
H.B. Blades, Pitt.
Stewart Bradley, Nebraska

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