Reader’s Mock Draft: Philadelphia Eagles are on the Clock

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Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) scores a second quarter touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL draft will be here before we know it.  Now that Free Agency has settled down, team needs have come into focus.  That could mean only one thing – it’s time for another mock draft!  But rather than us sitting back and throwing darts at the wall, we thought we’d let you join in the fun.  We’ll roll through the draft order and give each team choices based on team needs and the best players available and you’ll vote on the picks for each team. On with the countdown…

22. Philadelphia Eagles (10-6)

Personally knowing many Eagles fans, I can confidently say that this fan base is very difficult to please. However, there’s a lot to be excited about in Philly – so get off the ledge Philly fans. Chip Kelly’s first season as head coach produced a major turn around from a dismal 4-12 in 2012 to 10-6 in 2013, and an NFC East division title. A major factor in last season’s turn around was the play of QB Nick Foles, who lost the preseason quarterback competition and starting job to Michael Vick to start the season. It took an injury to Vick for Foles to come in, and the Eagles were certainly thankful for that – along with every dog lover in the country. With the help of the freakish running skills of RB LeSean McCoy and Chip Kelly’s fast paced offense, the Eagles finished #2 in the NFL in total offense and #1 in the NFL in rushing offense. Unfortunately, their season ended with a first round disappointing playoff defeat to the Saints. The 2013 Eagles looked like an NFC elite at times in 2013, but if they’re going to have continued success in 2014, they have to turn around their 29th ranked defense…

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