To continue our own mock draft, the Philadelphia Eagles are on the clock now with the 19th Pick in the draft.
The Eagles have some very obvious needs. The Eagles need a wide receiver badly, but the last time the Eagles drafted one was Mitchell which seem like eons ago. They appear to loathe blowing a pick on a WR and a position that usually takes two years to mature and three years in the league before making a giant leap. For more see the phantom of the opera tickets london.
There are plenty of WR's in a solid but not too spectacular class. Will they take a WR or go in a different direction?
Most likely the Eagles will choose to opt away from the WR position and players such as Limas Sweed and DeSean Jackson. With Dawkins increasing the overall average age of the defense alone the Eagles may consider taking Phillips at safety. Mayo at ILB would also be a consideration due to his tenacious ability and versatility. He'd make a defensive coordinators dreams come true by adding an extra dimension to making a designed play in the book a reality. Taking a LB over an OL would seem over kill at this point as the Eagles constantly look to protect their QB and rightfully so with McNabb.
Ultimately, the best OT's are off the board and the Eagles who know how to get pressure on the QB may look at DE. The Giants have shown the path to success and for a team that cut "The Freak" Jevon Kearse a pass rushing defensive end would be a great fit. Calais Campbell the last of the top DE's would be a great fit opposite Cole. The Eagles boast a proud rich tradition of DE's from Reggie White to Clyde Simmons and Hugh Douglas. Having two book end pass rushers wreaking havoc on teams would bring back a dominating Eagles identity in the NFC East Division.
Tampa Bay is now on the clock with the 20th pick.