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Ever since participating in the Bleacher Report Community draft a few weeks ago I’ve come to respect the art of drafting more. It’s easy to target players you like. It’s even easier to assume certain players will be drafted within certain ranges.
What is rarely thought of with a mock draft is that each talent evaluator is likely to view players differently, leading to surprises across the board. Also not taken into account is that the team itself likely isn’t evaluating its own roster the way we all do.
Before getting into the picks I’d like to preface by saying that I believe Asante Samuel will be traded for a later round pick. For this mock I have him traded for Tennessee‘s fifth-rounder, pick No. 153. I also executed the first round little differently from most mock drafts.
It’s extremely rare that the Eagles ever do what people think in the first round. Rarer still that mock drafters end up guessing right with the Philadelphia pick. I believe t