Another day, another mock draft.
This one is courtesy of Don Banks at SI.com. Banks has the Eagles taking Florida offensive lineman Mike Pouncey with the 23rd pick:
University of Miami cornerback Brandon Harris would address a need, but the offensive line also requires some attention. This pick would make Pennsylvania a two-Pouncey state, with 2010 rookie Maurkice Pouncey going 18th overall to the Steelers last April. If the Eagles don't want to spend at this level for the interior of the offensive line, Mississippi State offensive tackle Derek Sherrod is a prospect to keep in mind.
Some people had the Eagles going after Maurkice Pouncey in last year's mock drafts.
Center is not a huge area of need for the Eagles. Jamaal Jackson is the guy if he's healthy. And Mike McGlynn showed that he could fill in if need be. He lacked consistency, but was fine as a backup and could get a shot to start at guard also.
Mike Pouncey is listed as a center/guard. Specifically, it'll be interesting to see what the Eagles do at right guard, where Nick Cole and Max Jean-Gilles both played last season.
Pouncey is listed at 6-4, 310 pounds.
FRANCHISE TAG UPDATE
Gregg Rosenthal at Pro Football Talk attended a 10-reporter meeting at the NFL offices today in New York. One of the things that came out of the talk was clarification on the use of the franchise tag:
The league expects the franchise tag to be in use for clubs this year in February, just as it has been in previous seasons.
Les Bowen over at Eagletarian has reported that the Eagles cannot extend Michael Vick without first using the franchise tag.
Rosenthal's report indicates that a franchise tag deadline will be set in the coming weeks.
If you missed it earlier, I took a look at the Eagles' special-teams in 2010 and who some of their best performers were.
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