The Philadelphia Eagles are having an outstanding 2012 NFL draft. On Day 1, they made a great move by jumping up three slots to snatch DT Fletcher Cox. On Day 2, the Eagles followed up with two good picks and a nice trade.
Notice I said two good picks? But, didn’t they take three players? Yes, they took three players, I’m just not thrilled with the Eagles’ third-round pick. However, more on that later.
At pick No. 46, the Eagles selected California linebacker Mychal Kendricks. He’s 5′ 11″, 240 lbs and has great athleticism. He was one of the players I was hoping the Eagles would target on Day 2 because I still saw linebacker as the biggest need.
Here is a great quote from Pro Football Weekly about Kendricks:
A fast, physical, powerful, high-motor stalwart, Kendricks smells blood in the water, hits with thump and has a desirable makeup. Is a scheme-versatile, seek-and-destroy ’backer who stands out on tape and could make an impact readily.
Hmmm, “smells blood...