Yesterday, we noted Eagles’ general manager Howie Roseman’s comments lamenting the lack of depth in this year’s crop of safeties, and today, NFL Network’s Mike Mayock echoes that sentiment, per Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com. Allowing that Ha Ha Clinton-Dix will likely be off the board, and that Calvin Pryor doesn’t the Eagles scheme, Mayock doesn’t see Philadelphia walking away from the draft having improved their safety position. “From my perspective, they’re looking for a guy that can play strong or free safety, has to have both those skill sets,” said Mayock, noting that perhaps Terrance Brooks of Florida State could be a third-round option.
More from around the NFC East:
- Regarding Peter King’s report that the Eagles might be interested in trading up for Odell Beckham Jr., Mosher concurs (in a separate post), noting that Roseman has mentioned he would trade up for “the right guy.” Sheil Kapadia of PhillyMag.com disagrees, however, citing Philadelphia’s lack of draft picks, the deep receiver class, and Chip Kelly’s ability to mold mediocre talent into production as reasons why an Eagles trade up would not make sense.
- Kapadia and Tim McManus of PhillyMag.com each listed the top three most likely Eagles first-round selections, but due to their congruent opinions, only listed four players in total: Marqise Lee, Kyle Fuller, C.J. Mosley, and Brandin Cooks.
- The 2014 draft is important for Giants general manager Jerry Reese as he tries to rebuild his reputation as an excellent talent evaluator, writes Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. Recent Giants draft picks have been affected by injuries, and Reese observes that there is no such thing as a “safe” player. “You try to limit what risk you take, but any time you pick a player, there’s a risk,’’ said the GM. “There have been can’t-miss players and people have missed drastically with players. We try to get more right than we get wrong.”
- Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com doesn’t think the Cowboys should draft a late-round quarterback, citing the recent study undertaken by Bears GM Phil Emery.
- Head coach Jason Garrett’s contract situation could affect the Cowboys’ draft approach, writes Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News.