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Mock draft round-up: 10 mocks, 10 different players for the Eagles

The NFL Draft is still 7 weeks away, and opinions of what players the Eagles might pick are all over the map. Here are 10 mocks drafts, with 10 different picks for the Eagles, none of which are on the offensive side of the ball. A minimum of 9 of the below predictions will be incorrect. Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan St.

Mock draft round-up: 10 mocks, 10 different players for the Eagles

Eagles general manager Howie Roseman (right) and head coach Chip Kelly. (Clem Murray/Staff Photographer)
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman (right) and head coach Chip Kelly. (Clem Murray/Staff Photographer)

The NFL Draft is still 7 weeks away, and opinions of what players the Eagles might pick are all over the map. Here are 10 mocks drafts, with 10 different picks for the Eagles, none of which are on the offensive side of the ball. A minimum of 9 of the below predictions will be incorrect.

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan St.

Blurb: "Dennard had an average combine workout, but he's very consistent on tape."

Still on the board: Teddy Bridgewater, Marqise Lee, Dee Ford

Pat Kirwan, CBS: Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame

Blurb: "Tuitt is a versatile big man who can play any of the three spots on the Eagles defensive line. He fits better in a 3-4 than a 4-3 but he still had 17 sacks in his last two years in South Bend."

Still on the board: Marqise Lee, Brandin Cooks, Odell Beckham, Dee Ford, C.J. Mosley

Mel Kiper, ESPN: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville

Blurb: "The Eagles made a move in free agency and added Malcolm Jenkins from the Saints. In terms of starter-worthy talent at the position, I'll say that means one down and one to go. Pryor is the obvious solution here, a player who can hold his own in coverage but will come downhill against the run and be effective in the box. The Eagles are going to score points. They could use another option at wide receiver, but it's a deep draft there, and I think the focus will be on defense early."

Still on the board: Marqise Lee, Dee Ford.

Todd McShay, ESPN: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

Blurb: "The best values at this spot for Philadelphia are going to be at cornerback -- outside linebacker and safety can wait until later, especially if the top two safeties are off the board as they are in this scenario. Roby needs to be coached up, as he got burned several times this season as a result of poor discipline, but his size, speed, athleticism and playmaking ability make him capable of developing into a shutdown corner on the outside."

Still on the board: Odell Beckham, Brandin Cooks

Rob Rang, CBS: C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama

Blurb: "The Eagles took a significant step in improving upon their 30th-ranked pass defense by landing former New Orleans Saints' safety Malcolm Jenkins but reinforcements are needed. Every team in the league is looking defenders with Mosley's degree of toughness, versatility and leadership."

Still on the board: Calvin Pryor, Odell Beckham, Marqise Lee, Timmy Jernigan

Will Brinson, CBS: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

Blurb: "Philly keeps building a sneaky-good defense, and adding a cover corner like Verrett, even if he lacks a little in size, will only serve them better for the future."

Still on the board: Odell Beckham, Marqise Lee, Dee Ford, Brandin Cooks

Eric Edholm, Yahoo: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

Blurb: "The Eagles don’t play a true strong and free safety; they are seeking interchangeable parts at the position in order to be flexible and help disguise coverages and pre-snap intentions. Clinton-Dix has the range, length and instincts to play opposite Malcolm Jenkins and form a far more formidable duo than the team had at any point last season."

Still on the board: Brandin Cooks, Marqise Lee, C.J. Mosley

Doug Farrar, Sports Illustrated: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri

Blurb: "Philly relied on Trent Cole and Connor Barwin for its pass rush in 2013, but defensive coordinator Bill Davis could use a physically imposing player who works well in Davis’ preferred hybrid fronts. The 6-4, 273-pound Ealy disappears at times, but he has enough quickness and overall awareness to get better, and he’s also built up a nice résumé as a deflector of passes at the line."

Still on the board: Odell Beckham, Eric Ebron (!), Brandin Cooks, Timmy Jernigan

Evan Silva, Rotoworld: Ra'shede Hageman, DE, Minnesota

Blurb: "An edge-setting five technique at 6-foot-6 and 310 pounds with nearly 34-inch arms, Hageman fits the Eagles' profile with a prototypical build. Snap-to-snap consistency concerns may keep Hageman out of the top-20 selections, but he would add high-ceiling talent to an Eagles defensive front seven that should be the cream of the crop in the NFC East this season. After locking up Riley Cooper, Jason Kelce, Jeremy Maclin, and Jason Peters, look for the Eagles to attack defense in the draft."

Still on the board: Darqueze Dennard, Justin Gilbert, Odell Beckham , Marqise Lee

Ourlads.com: Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State

Blurb: "Chip Kelly goes back to the PAC 12 for another productive player. Bucannon led the Pac-12 in tackles with 109. A physical run-through tackler who added 5 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles, and 4.5 tackles for loss to his resume` this year. Plays the ball well down the field with range and good ball skills. Will be in the running for the top strong safety in the 2014 draft. Smart, versatile, tough, and motivated. Supports the run like a wrecking ball slamming into a building. He is not only a hitter but a wrap up tackler. Has the feet and flexibility to run with tight ends and backs. Collected 15 interceptions in his career." 

Still on the board: C.J. Mosley, Odell Beckham, Brandin Cooks, Marqise Lee

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