In Mel Kiper’s second post Super Bowl Mock Draft, he projected the Eagles selecting Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams with the 14th pick in the first round. With free agency and the combine still to come, this projection is strictly based on the needs of the team today. Although there is still a lot to play out before draft day, Williams would be an instant spark plug for the Eagles and the fan base. Some analyst believe that Williams will be a top 10 pick but if he does fall to the Eagles at 14, he would be a much-needed upgrade at possibly the Eagles’ weakest position group from last season.
The biggest need for the Eagles this offseason is to get a weapon (or two) to pair with Carson Wentz to allow him to develop in his second season. Although there are many wide receiver free agents that the Eagles are likely to pursue, pairing Wentz with a rookie of Williams’ caliber could be a perfect pairing for years to come. The NFC East already holds a dynamic young duo in Dallas with Prescott and Elliot. If the Eagles hope to compete for a division title year in and year out, a Wentz, Williams duo may be a cornerstone of their future. There is still a lot to play out before draft day, but if the Eagles are lucky enough to have the opportunity to draft Williams at 14, they should jump all over him.
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