Currently, the Philadelphia Eagles hold the No. 25 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Surveying the available prospects, Howie Roseman hopes to secure a difference maker. However, the executive vice president of football operations previously stated the range for such players lies somewhere between the first selection and the twentieth. Assuming that’s still the case, one can expect the franchise to move up in the order.
Attempting to ‘shake things up’ as ESPN puts it, there are several options Roseman may have an affinity for in this year’s class. It just so happens that two of those are Oklahoma Sooners.
Due to an injury, Marquise Brown failed to participate in any drills at the combine. Despite being cleared to run earlier this year, a lack of measurables on paper continues to plague the receiver as Brown dropped to a first round/early second round projection. Obviously within the grasps of the Eagles, only one questions remains on the table. Does Roseman gamble by holding on to the current pick or trade up to guarantee Brown a spot on the roster?
The second option Philadelphia may be eyeing is none other than Cody Ford. Playing all over the offensive line, the prospect has the potential to settle in at tackle or guard in the NFL. A nasty run blocker, Ford also showcased a knack for winning against defenders in pass protection. The versatility on numerous levels continues to propel the lineman up the draft board for several organizations. With injuries in the unit, the Eagles could easily move up to take Ford as well.
The NFL Draft is scheduled for April 25th through the 28th. Until a name is called, it’s all speculation. May the odds ever be in your favor!