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Who Will Be On The Board At No. 52?


The Eagles have the 20th pick of the second round on Friday night. Here is a look at the top 20 players available, according to NFL Network and Eagles preseason analyst Mike Mayock. The number is the overall rank Mayock listed each player at along with my thoughts on how each player would fit in Philadelphia.

17. G/C James Daniels, Iowa - A two-year starter with experience at both center and guard. Doesn't turn 21 until after the start of the regular season. Would offer depth along Eagles interior line.

18. DE Harold Landry, Boston College - Posted 16.5 sacks to lead the nation in 2016. Returned for senior season but was plagued by injuries. Never can have enough pass rushers even after using top pick on Derek Barnett last year.

28. RB Derrius Guice, LSU - Rushed for over 2,600 yards and scored 26 touchdowns over last two seasons. An angry runner in the mold of a Marshawn Lynch would add a different dimension to rushing attack.

29. G Will Hernandez, UTEP - Four-year starter, all at left guard. Didn't miss a game. A massive and nasty mauler. Added insurance for quarterback Carson Wentz.

33. CB Isaiah Oliver, Colorado - Took over as a starter in 2017. Notched 29 pass deflections in last two seasons. Long corner who has a track background. Another young prospect to grow and develop in secondary.

34. S Ronnie Harrison, Alabama - Two-year starter who didn't miss a game in that stretch despite an aggressive playing style. More of a classic strong safety despite being listed as a free safety at Alabama. Eagles need young depth behind starters Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod.

36. RB Nick Chubb, Georgia - Overcame tough knee injury as a sophomore to finish career with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. Impressive athlete at position despite injury. Three-year captain. Would benefit from Eagles' running back-by-committee approach.

37. QB Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State - Eagles not using second-round pick on a quarterback. Moving on.

39. G Austin Corbett, Nevada - Four-year starter at left tackle who likely projects to guard in the NFL. First-team All-Mountain West selection as a senior. Two-time team captain.

40. G/T Connor Williams, Texas - Started all 28 career games at left tackle. Knee injury limited his junior season. Measurables might indicate a switch to guard in NFL.

41. WR Courtland Sutton, SMU - Alshon Jeffery-like wideout at 6-3, 218 pounds. Over 2,300 yards and 22 touchdowns past two seasons. Eagles need to develop a young, outside receiver as Mike Wallace is here on a one-year deal.

42. DT Maurice Hurst, Michigan - Disruptive interior lineman who would fit Eagles' scheme. Had 25 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks over last two years. Reportedly flagged for a heart condition at Combine which would be something to watch.

43. DT Nathan Shepherd, Fort Hays State - Canada native who was out of football for two years for financial reasons. Started all 36 games in final three seasons after returning to action. Division II prospect who would fare best in an upfield, aggressive scheme like the one the Eagles run.

44. CB Josh Jackson, Iowa - One of the bigger surprises to fall out of the first round. Led the country with eight interceptions and 26 passes defended in only year as a starter in 2017.

46. DT Harrison Phillips, Stanford - Led the Cardinal in tackles, tackles for loss, and sacks as a nose tackle in 2017. Wow.

47. DT Derrick Nnadi, Florida State - Doesn't have size of typical nose tackle but played the role well for Seminoles. Questions about how much he'll provide as a pass rusher in NFL.

48. WR Christian Kirk, Texas A&M - Three-year starter who was primarily a slot receiver and a returner on special teams. Consistent producer with 900 yards and 7 touchdowns in each of his college seasons.

49. WR James Washington, Oklahoma State - Numbers improved in each of four seasons. Finished with 74 catches for 1,549 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2017. Didn't miss a game in that span. Won Biletnikoff Award as nation's top receiver.

50. WR Anthony Miller, Memphis - Immense production from both the slot and outside. Posted 191 catches, 2,896 yards, and 32 touchdowns over past two seasons as Tigers' primary offensive threat. Limited in pre-draft process with foot injury.

51. LB Lorenzo Carter, Georgia - Experience as both off-ball linebacker and defensive end. Should be an outside linebacker in NFL regardless of scheme who offers some pass rush and coverage ability.

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