When looking at the Philadelphia Eagles’ previous habits and patterns leading up to the NFL draft, one can start to discern a few things that may give us some insight as to what they might do come draft day.
The Eagles are very difficult to predict when it comes to their first round pick. This is because of perhaps their most notorious tendency when it comes to the draft: the “smoke screen.” They are the masters at keeping their first round target surrounded by numerous possible targets.
The more potential first round players they can attach their name to, the better. Private workouts and pre-draft visits are not only the Eagles doing their due diligence, it’s also putting the thought out there that they could be considering drafting the player.
Let’s re-cap the Eagles’ last three first-round players: Danny Watkins, Brandon Graham and Jeremy Maclin.
In 2011, the consensus was that the Eagles were going to either take a cornerback or offensive lineman with their f...