March 5 still seems like it is an eternity away, but we can at least discuss some different scenarios while we wait for real moves to happen. I put together one version of an off-season plan. This isn't my ideal scenario. This is a combination of players/moves I like, what the Eagles like to do and an effort to keep things somewhat realistic. I'd love to have Eric Berry fall to pick 24, but that will happen about the time that I announce my engagement to Megan Fox.
I'm going to ignore the quarterback situation for now. I know that situation is going to be a huge part of things, but I'd rather deal with what we know than speculating about a bunch of moves based on a possibility. If the Eagles trade Donovan McNabb and get a high pick or combination of picks and players it will greatly alter the off-season. For now, let's just set that aside.
I will add in one pro personnel move. In this scenario I have the Eagles signing a free agent to take over the left defensive end spot. You can have that be Aaron Kampman, Julius Peppers or some other capable veteran. Now that we've bagged a quality pass rusher via free agency let's head on to the draft. Defensive end is no longer a priority, but we still have plenty of holes to fill on that side of the ball.
1st Round - CB Kyle Wilson, Boise State
2nd Round - S Reshad Jones, Georgia
3rd Round - OT Jared Veldheer, Hillsdale (Pick acquired from Seattle)
3rd Round - RB Ben Tate, Auburn
4th Round - S Kurt Coleman, Ohio State
4th Round - WR Jeremy Williams, Tulane (Pick acquired from New York Jets)
6th Round - LB Lee Campbell, Minnesota (Pick acquired from Indianapolis)
7th Round - LB Joe Pawelek, Baylor (Compensatory pick likely to be awarded by the league)
7th Round - QB Levi Brown, Troy (Compensatory pick likely to be awarded by the league)
To read about each of these players and why they fit with the Eagles, click here.
-- Posted by Tommy Lawlor, 9:57 p.m., February 22