Why not… there isn’t a ton to do these days, and with a bad taste still leftover from this year’s draft there’s never been a better time for a mock of a draft 350+ days away.

Round 1

Andre Cisco – S, Syracuse

The Eagles get their ball hawk to play centerfield and replace Rodney McLeod. Andre Cisco is a stud who can cover sideline-to-sideline and has the coverage instincts you want out of your free safety—12 interceptions, 23 PBUs over two seasons is proof of that.

QBs learned to avoid him as a sophomore, and expect more of the same as a junior. Beyond elite ball skills, he has the size (6’0” 205) and physical nature to be a real presence in the run game. He has some pretty impressive hits on tape, and is a sound tackler—125 tackles (87 solo) over two years.

He’s pretty much the full package. Barring a disaster in his junior year he’ll be a first round pick, and the Eagles could use a guy like this in the secondary long term.

Round 2

Quincy Roche – EDGE, Temple/Miami

Roche dominated in his junior season at Temple—13 sacks, 19 TFL—after tallying 13 sacks and 20.5 TFL over his freshman and sophomore seasons combined. Instead of entering the NFL Draft, he chose to transfer to Miami for his final season of eligibility to play in what that figures to be an elite defense in 2020.

At 6’4” 235 lbs., Roche is explosive and lightning quick off the edge, but he could stand to get stronger. He has impressive pass rush tools already, but he’ll need to hit the weight room in his senior year to fill out his frame and prove he can hang for three downs in the NFL.

He has NFL length, athleticism, and an impressive pass rush skillset; but overall strength and motor concerns could definitely push him to day two.

Round 3

Seth Williams – WR, Auburn

The Eagles added speed in Reagor, Highsmith, and Watkins; and in 2021 they’ll elect to grab more size. Seth Williams is a physical wideout (6’3” 225) with nice athleticism and soft hands. He’s not a burner, nor is he lightning quick, but he’s an easy, fluid route-runner with good vision and feel for picking up yards after the catch.

What’s most exciting about Williams is how athletic and effortless he is at the point of catch—he’s always in control, and capable of adjusting to make easy grabs from a variety of platforms. He’s at his most impressive winning balls above the rim, where he uses his size, leaping, and high-point ability to make plays where others can’t.

He’s a perfect replacement for Alshon—Williams can use his size to win outside and on intermediate routes, and to excel as a threat on contested balls downfield and in the red zone.

West Chester University graduate with a degree in Communications

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