Philadelphia Eagles-Only Seven Round Mock Draft

8 of 9

7.) TE Jesse James – Penn State

Nov 15, 2014; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions tight end Jesse James (18) runs with the ball during the third quarter against the Temple Owls at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Temple 30-13. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

Brent Celek will hang up the cleats sooner or later. When that does occur, the Eagles will be left with a significant need of a block-first tight end option. Despite Zach Ertz putting in as much work as possible to refine that area of his game, it is clear Chip Kelly requires a high-end blocking tight end to execute his scheme. Though James does not have the offensive capabilities of Celek, he did make some big catches for the Nittany Lionns in 2014 and will have no issues taking up Celek’s mantle as the primary blocking tight end for the Eagles.