Philadelphia Eagles: 3 players to target in the second round

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After being awarded to the Philadelphia Eagles in seemingly hundreds of 2018 mock drafts, maybe the team gets their men in the second round and picks up a 2019 second in the process.

At this point it’s pretty well documented how great a fit Derrius Guice is in Doug Pederson‘s scheme, as his size, speed, and violent running style can ravish opposing defensive lines and give the team flexibility in the offensive backfield should they not feel comfortable extending Jay Ajayi on a long-term deal because of his knees.

But would the LSU product even be there when the Eagles pick at 52?

I guess we will find out soon enough.

For whatever reason, Howie Roseman loves to move around the draft board and has traded back in the first round before only to trade up in the second round if a player he likes starts to slip.

Last year, the Eagles feverishly tried to trade up in the second to acquire Dalvin Cook, but ultimately missed out on him after the Minnesota Vikings jumped them, but still, the team ultimately traded up in the fourth to acquire Donnel Pumphrey who I guess they assumed someone else was going to take. Additionally, all the way back in 2014 in Roseman’s last draft as GM before Chip Kelly took over control, he traded back in the first to acquire a second round pick and draft Marcus Smith, only to then traded both of the team’s second-round picks to move up to 42 and grab Jordan Matthews, a player they could have just grabbed at the original draft spot.

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Simply put, you never know what’s going to happen on draft day, especially if Howie Roseman is calling the shots, so if you’re bummed out that Derrius Guice isn’t rocking midnight green, there’s still a chance that he could end up an Eagle.

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