2010 FC Mock NFL Draft: At No. 24, The Philadelphia Eagles Select..

March 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

…Carlos Dunlap, defensive end from the University of Florida.
But the choice wasn't as cut and dried as Eagles fans might think.
As it stands, the Eagles’ biggest needs are on defense. They want a complement for sack machine Trent Cole on the other side of the defensive line, need a true SAM linebacker, and, even with Marlin Jackson aboard, could use another safety.
So when we got to around No. 22, the team (myself and fellow Eagles FCs Will Holt and Gary Suess) began debating heavily and came up with some interesting possibilities. Figuring both New England and Green Bay would be looking for rushers for their 3-4 schemes, we put together a board.
Dunlap was our No. 1 choice, as DE seemed the biggest need—but we had contingency plans. USC safety Taylor Mays was in the convo as he has been for weeks, and I suggested Fresno State RB Ryan Mathews, who could be the dominant inside runner the Birds desperately need.
Gary thought Florida center Mau...

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