Philadelphia Eagles potential first round draft picks

Taking a look at three players who could become first round draft picks in 2017 for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Jan 2, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Wisconsin Badgers offensive lineman Ryan Ramczyk (65) blocks Western Michigan Broncos defensive end Keion Adams (1) in the third quarter at AT&T Stadium. The Badgers won 24-16. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 2, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Wisconsin Badgers offensive lineman Ryan Ramczyk (65) blocks Western Michigan Broncos defensive end Keion Adams (1) in the third quarter at AT&T Stadium. The Badgers won 24-16. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Despite ending the season much sooner than anyone would have wanted, it is now time to turn our attention to most fans second most favorite time of year. The NFL Draft. This year, the Eagles front office won’t have far for their phone call to travel with the draft taking place in Philadelphia.

Growing ever closer by the day, many fans have already begun to turn their focus towards the upcoming NFL Draft. While free agency remains between the draft and us at this current moment, the draft is the only area where the team controls it’s own destiny, at least in some sort of form.

With the Draft now just over two months away, we are closing in on the second best part of the NFL year. All that remains in the evaluation process is the combine and individual workouts. After that, we will be arriving in Philadelphia for draft day. So without further ado, we present week five of the “Philadelphia Eagles potential first round draft picks.”


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3. Ryan Ramczyk — Offensive Tackle — Wisconsin

Potentially in need of some offensive line help this offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles could land their replacement for Jason Peters with this pick. While Ryan Ramczyk will be having hip surgery before the draft, their is no denying the talent that he possesses as a future left tackle in the NFL. With the tackle position seeing a drop in placement during most mock drafts, Ramczyk looks likely to be available when Philly makes their selection.

One of the best left tackles in college football last season, Ramczyk had a different college career than most. Attending UW-Stevens Point for his first two years, Ramczyk sat out his junior year when he transferred to the University of Wisconsin. However, that season off did nothing to damper his on field performances.

While Ramczyk could fall off the board with a restructuring of Jason Peters contract, the fact that the deal hasn’t been confirmed yet makes this pick a possibility for the Philadelphia Eagles.

2. Quincy Wilson — Cornerback — Florida

A one-year starter at the University of Florida, Quincy Wilson rocketed up draft boards this year due to his solid combination of speed and size. Taking over for Vernon Hargreaves last season, Wilson played extremely well in Florida’s great secondary. Nabbing three interceptions and six pass deflections, Wilson looks to be a first round cornerback.

While the depth of the cornerback class in both free agency and this year’s draft looks to be extremely deep compared to past years, the Philadelphia Eagles could go with a first round cornerback selection right here. Possibly the second best corner in this years draft, Quincy Wilson definitely warrants a first round selection.

The biggest question is who will use their first round selection on him. With the Eagles in need of two starting cornerbacks for next season, I will be looking for Philly to strongly consider selecting a cornerback with their first round pick.

1. Mike Williams — Wide Receiver — Clemson

In need of some added talent at the wide receiver position for next season, it would not be shocking to see the Philadelphia Eagles select a wide receiver in the first round of this years draft. With Mike Williams stock falling a bit in recent weeks, it looks like the first receiver taken during this years draft could be when the Eagles make their first round pick.

While the team could sign some talented receivers during free agency, it is unlikely that they will pass on the chance to take someone so young and with so much talent. Adding someone with youth, talent and top end skill like Williams would give the Eagles some needed depth and talent at their wide receiver position.

Considering Williams draft stock has fallen a bit in recent weeks, he does remain as the best receiver in this draft class. If he remains available when the Eagles make their first round selection, he will likely be their pick.

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