Philadelphia Eagles Draft: Final Seven-Round Mock Draft

Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the stage and podium before the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the stage and podium before the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 2, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; San Diego State offensive lineman Nico Siragusa speaks to the media during the 2017 combine at Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

Round 5 (#155 overall): Nico Siragusa, G, San Diego State

One of our 10 Senior Bowl players to watch from a post long past, here’s what we had to say about Siragusa:

"A multi-year starter, Siragusa’s got a thick lower half and plays with nice leverage, often winning off of the snap. He moves with surprising agility for a man his size (though nobody would exactly call him a fluid athlete), and he can pull effectively in the run game. He shows nice power when down blocking or moving to the second level."

Siragusa, however, really impressed during Combine week, coming in bigger and more agile than I expected:

I thought he had trouble anchoring in pass protection at San Diego State, but those explosiveness numbers in his lower half (110″ Broad, 32″ Vertical) impressed, and really assuage my concerns regarding his ability to build and maintain a base. His power moving people in the run game was never questioned.

His angles in the second level are still very concerning, as despite his agility, he struggles to tag linebackers and secondary players on pulls and climbs, two important aspects of Philly’s ground scheme. Twists and stunts also throw him off, but time working with wily incumbents C Jason Kelce and G Allen Barbre may help him there.

Siragusa adds nice depth and starting potential to the interior of the Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive line, which is in the midst of some significant turnover.

Alternate Realities:

1) How The Mighty Have Fallen: Sean Harlow, Oregon State. Remember when Philly took Isaac Seumalo out of Oregon State last year and we were all a bit surprised? Fellow Beaver Sean Harlow is getting just as little hype, and is just as talented. Swing G/T potential and really nice work in open space, along with some aggressionmake him a solid prospect as an Allen Barbre replacement.

2) They Be Reachin’: Danny Isidora, Miami. Wish I was a bigger fan of Isidora, as some analysts are, but I just can’t get my head there. If his shot is lined up hat-to-hat, he’s a people mover with a great base. But with absolutely no movement skills of which to speak, Isidora’s ceiling is very limited, and I can’t imagine Philly investing in such a poor athlete on an otherwise athletic line.

3) Please, Dear God, Not: Damien Mama. Read Isidora’s bit, just make it sound worse. Ugh.

4) The Dark Horse: Jordan Morgan, Kutztown. My 6th overall interior offensive lineman with a Round 4 value may not go until the 6th, but I’ll stand here tooting my horn in 2020 when he develops into a starting guard with tackle swing ability. Length, recognition, foot speed, violence, and targeting in space–everything is there save for the balance. A chronic waist-bender, this small-school product could reach incredible heights if NFL coaching can get him to settle his weight.