PFF draft board: Philadelphia Eagles

Analysts John Breitenbach and Josh Liskiewitz take a pick-by-pick look at the prospects that best fit the Eagles' needs.

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PFF draft board: Philadelphia Eagles

PFF is putting together team-specific draft boards for all 32 teams, using our draft rankings and our evaluation of how each player fits in specific schemes.

Included are three ideal targets for each team with their first-, second- and third-round picks, along with the complete team-specific draft board including every player in PFF’s draft rankings.

Here is the entry for the Philadelphia Eagles:

Round 1 (second overall)

Jared Goff, QB, California

The assumption moving forward is that Goff goes first overall to Los Angeles. However, should the Rams select Carson Wentz to be their franchise signal-caller instead, the Eagles will happily turn in their draft card with Goff’s name on it. He is the clear top QB in the draft, and some within the walls of PFF are willing to call him the best quarterback prospect in some time. He posted the second-highest grade among FBS QBs last season, and did so in 47 less drop-backs than the highest-graded quarterback, Bowling Green’s Matt Johnson.

Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State

While Goff should be considered the top prospect on Philadelphia’s board, the Eagles are clearly comfortable with Wentz at the helm long-term, considering how much they gave to Cleveland to get to the second pick. Wentz checks off all the physical and athletic traits NFL teams covet at the position, and while his accuracy and timing isn’t quite on par with Goff’s, his arm-strength and hand-size is better-suited to handle inclement-weather games outdoors in Philadelphia. Average Wentz’s 2015 grade out over the course of a full college season (he only played seven games last year), and he surpasses Johnson and Goff as the highest-graded QB of the campaign.

Round 3 (79th overall)

Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State

With the Eagles seemingly locked onto QB at the top of the first round, they should consider adding a dynamic threat on the second day. Braxton Miller is an unexperienced pass-catcher, but offered promise in that regard in 2015. He broke eight tackles on just 26 receptions, highlighting the threat he poses after the catch. More surprisingly, perhaps, he flashed strong hands, catching a number of misplaced passes while allowing only one to hit the ground. Miller’s route-running remains raw, but the same can be said of a number of other receivers in the class with much more experience than the former QB. Jordan Matthews is expected to get reps on the outside in 2016, opening up the slot position for Miller.

Darius Latham, DT, Indiana

The defensive tackle class is so stacked that explosive interior lineman are likely to still be available in the third round. Latham certainly fits that description. He is at his best penetrating upfield, where the former Hoosier can use his lateral agility to collapse the pocket. The Eagles have a pair of starters on the interior in Fletcher Cox and Bennie Logan, but little depth to back them up.

Steven Daniels, LB, Boston College

The aggressive defensive front employed by Schwartz puts a lot of pressure on the linebackers to shed blocks. As promising as Jordan Hicks’ rookie season was, he was a much better fit in the previous scheme, especially at middle linebacker. Hicks would be more protected on the weak-side, where he would relegate Mychal Kendricks to a backup role. Steven Daniels is the prototypical two-gap MIKE linebacker. His short, thick stature is reminiscent of Stephen Tulloch, Schwartz’s middle linebacker in Detroit, and he sheds offensive lineman in a similar manner. 

PlayerPositionSchoolPFF Draft BoardPhiladelphia Eagles Draft Board
Jalen RamseyCBFlorida State31
Jared GoffQBCal42
Joey BosaEDGEOhio State13
DeForest BucknerDIOregon24
Myles JackLBUCLA65
Ezekiel ElliottRBOhio State76
Laremy TunsilOTOle Miss57
Sheldon RankinsDILouisville88
Corey ColemanWRBaylor99
Carson WentzQBNorth Dakota State1410
Josh DoctsonWRTCU1011
Chris JonesDIMississippi State1212
William Jackson IIICBHouston1513
Cody WhitehairGKansas State1714
Sterling ShepardWROklahoma2315
Jaylon SmithLBNotre Dame2516
Reggie RaglandLBAlabama2617
Jonathan BullardDIFlorida2717
Vernon HargreavesCBFlorida1819
Shaq LawsonEDGEClemson1120
Jack ConklinOTMichigan State1321
Sheldon DayDINotre Dame3422
Jarran ReedDIAlabama2023
Leonte CarrooWRRutgers3523
Ronnie StanleyOTNotre Dame1625
Rashard HigginsWRColorado State4026
Michael Thomas (OSU)WROhio State2427
Robert NkemdicheDIOle Miss4428
Hunter HenryTEArkansas3329
Leonard FloydEDGEGeorgia1930
Eli AppleCBOhio State3131
Laquon TreadwellWROle Miss2832
Kalan ReedCBSouthern Miss5433
Vernon ButlerDILouisiana Tech3234
Karl JosephSWest Virginia3035
Mackenzie AlexanderCBClemson2136
Michael Thomas (SM)WRSouthern Miss3837
Maliek CollinsDINebraska6138
Adolphus WashingtonDIOhio State4339
Paxton LynchQBMemphis5540
Andrew BillingsDIBaylor2241
Scooby Wright IIILBArizona7142
Kenneth DixonRBLouisiana Tech4742
Noah SpenceEDGEEastern Kentucky3644
Jerell AdamsTESouth Carolina5945
Joshua GarnettGStanford5046
Paul PerkinsRBUCLA4946
Jordan HowardRBIndiana5648
Nick VanHooseCBNorthwestern8849
Bronson KaufusiEDGEBYU6650
Jason SpriggsOTIndiana4650
Hassan RidgewayDITexas5752
Kenny ClarkDIUCLA5852
Joe ThuneyOTNC State5154
Darius LathamDIIndiana8455
Christian WestermanGArizona State8555
Connor CookQBMichigan State7557
Isaac SeumaloGOregon State6358
Daniel BravermanWRWestern Michigan6258
Shilique CalhounEDGEMichigan State2960
Taylor DeckerOTOhio State5261
Austin JohnsonDIPenn State3962
Ryan KellyCAlabama4263
Kamalei CorreaEDGEBoise State7864
Malcolm MitchellWRGeorgia6764
Nick MartinCNotre Dame4566
Nick KwiatkowskiLBWest Virginia7667
Xavien HowardCBBaylor8068
Steven DanielsLBBoston College10169
Willie HenryDIMichigan9969
Su'a CravensLBUSC4871
Javon HargraveDISouth Carolina State7971
Tyler BoydWRPittsburgh8271
Jeremy CashSDuke5374
Alex CollinsRBArkansas8775
Joshua PerryLBOhio State8675
Will FullerWRNotre Dame6077
Dean LowryDINorthwestern9778
Pharoh CooperWRSouth Carolina9678
Devin LucienWRArizona State9278
Braxton MillerWROhio State9878
De'Vante HarrisCBTexas A&M6982
Keyarris GarrettWRTulsa6483
Brandon DoughtyQBWestern Kentucky10984
Cyrus JonesCBAlabama7785
Kevin ByardSMiddle Tennessee State7386
Shon ColemanOTAuburn9187
Spencer DrangoGBaylor10788
Kentrell BrothersLBMissouri10888
Tavon YoungCBTemple11590
Kevin DoddEDGEClemson7091
Ronald BlairEDGEAppalachian State10291
A'Shawn RobinsonDIAlabama4193
Matt IoannidisDITemple12493
Joe SchobertEDGEWisconsin7495
Kevin PetersonCBOklahoma State9496
Cre'Von LeBlancCBFlorida Atlantic9396
Emmanuel OgbahEDGEOklahoma State3798
Joe DahlOTWashington State11298
Le'Raven ClarkOTTexas Tech119100
Thomas DuarteTEUCLA89101
Aaron BurbridgeWRMichigan State138102
Austin HooperTEStanford125103
Anthony ZettelDIPenn State114104
Darian ThompsonSBoise State83105
Demarcus AyersWRHouston150106
Vonn BellSOhio State90107
Jordan PaytonWRUCLA118108
Kyler FackrellEDGEUtah State65109
Matt SkuraCDuke128110
Darron LeeLBOhio State81111
Sebastian TretolaGArkansas126111
Carl NassibEDGEPenn State68113
Jake McGeeTEFlorida123114
Nelson SpruceWRColorado145115
Germain IfediOTTexas A&M182116
Darrell GreeneGSan Diego State157117
David MorganTEUTSA153118
Tajae SharpeWRUmass180119
Jakeem GrantWRTexas Tech173119
Austin BlytheCIowa203121
Devon CajusteTEStanford174122
Will AnthonyEDGENavy132122
Cardale JonesQBOhio State222124
Kyle MurphyOTStanford72125
Cody KesslerQBUSC106126
Derrick HenryRBAlabama95127
Devontae BookerRBUtah103128
C.J. ProsiseRBNotre Dame105128
Henry Krieger-CobleTEIowa230130
Brandon AllenQBArkansas104131
Matt JohnsonQBBowling Green110132
Vernon Adams, JRQBOregon111132
D.J. ReaderDIClemson162134
Demarcus RobinsonWRFlorida140135
Daniel LascoRBCal141135
Will RedmondCBMississippi State116137
Jack AllenCMichigan State122138
B.J. GoodsonLBClemson146139
Byron MarshallWROregon121140
Terrell ChestnutCBWest Virginia129141
Trevone BoykinQBTCU142142
Jihad WardDIIllinois159143
Jatavis BrownLBAkron131144
Will ParksSArizona100145
Kendall FullerCBVirginia Tech139146
Joe HaegOTNorth Dakota State117147
Jacoby BrissettQBNC State151148
Kevin HoganQBStanford143148
Jeff DriskelQBLouisiana Tech149148
Kenyan DrakeRBAlabama135151
Jonathan WilliamsRBArkansas137151
Max TuerkCUSC113153
Tyrone HolmesEDGEMontana130154
Artie BurnsCBMiami144155
Eric MurrayCBMinnesota154155
Taveze CalhounCBMississippi State147155
Jayron KearseSClemson120158
Nile Lawrence-StampleDIFlorida State148159
Charles TapperEDGEOklahoma136160
D.J. WhiteCBGeorgia Tech155161
Tyler MatakevichLBTemple185162
Trevon ColeyDIFlorida Atlantic186162
Perez FordLBNorthern Illinois188162
Tyler GrayLBBoise State160165
Terrell LathanDITCU167165
Graham GlasgowGMichigan158165
Cory JohnsonDIKentucky156165
Ryker MathewsGBYU164165
KeiVarae RussellCBNotre Dame171170
Corey TindalCBMarshall172170
Eddie YarbroughEDGEWyoming192172
Keanu NealSFlorida176173
Landon TurnerGNorth Carolina133174
Connor WujciakDIBoston College204174
Nick VigilLBUtah State205174
Kyle RoseDIWest Virginia168177
Sterling BaileyDIGeorgia170177
Delvon SimmonsDIUSC175177
Brennan ScarlettDIStanford178177
Adam GotsisDIGeorgia Tech177177
Jhurell PressleyRBNew Mexico179177
Kolby ListenbeeWRTCU181177
Dadi Lhomme NicholasEDGEVirginia Tech161184
Aaron WallaceEDGEUCLA166184
Eric StrikerEDGEOklahoma165184
Dak PrescottQBMississippi State221187
Miles KillebrewSSouther Utah187188
Jordan JenkinsEDGEGeorgia127189
Caleb AzubikeEDGEVanderbilt209189
Cody CoreWROle Miss184191
Kenny LawlerWRCal193191
Rees OdhiamboGBoise State190191
DeAndre WashingtonRBTexas Tech194191
Tyler ErvinRBSan Jose State197191
Justin SimmonsSBoston College163196
Nila KasitatiGOklahoma152197
Yannick NgakoueEDGEMaryland134198
Rashard RobinsonCBLSU200199
Donte DeayonCBBoise State199199
Bryson AlbrightEDGEMiami (OH)195201
Travis FeeneyEDGEWashington196201
Alex LewisOTNebraska183201
Quniton JeffersonDIMaryland210204
Blake MartinezLBStanford198204
Ted KarrasGIllinois213204
Connor McGovernGMissouri202204
Teddy RubenWRTroy212204
Joey HuntCTCU189209
Roger LewisWRBowling Green224210
D.J. PettwayEDGEAlabama211211
Curt MaggittEDGETennessee207211
Tyler RobertsLBTroy215213
Jenson StoshakWRFlorida Atlantic214213
Jordan WilliamsWRBall State218213
D.J. FosterWRArizona State216213
Alex McCalisterEDGEFlorida169217
Clayton FejedelemSIllinois201218
Tanner McEvoySWisconsin206218
Ian SeauEDGENevada219220
Matt JudonEDGEGrand Valley State220220
Nick ArbuckleQBGeorgia State242222
Prince Charles IworahCBWestern Kentucky225223
Jalen MillsCBLSU247223
Brandon ShellOTSouth Carolina191225
Boston StiversonGKansas State237226
Jarell BroxtonGBaylor238226
Vadal AlexanderGLSU243226
Vincent ValentineDINebraska234226
Martavius FosterDIColorado State240226
Deion JonesLBLSU250226
Mitch MathewsWRBYU226226
Charone PeakeWRClemson229226
Josh FergusonRBIllinois235226
Chris MooreWRCincinnati236226
Trevor DavisWRCal239226
Alex EricksonWRWisconsin227226
Wendell SmallwoodRBWest Virginia228226
T.J. GreenSClemson217239
Praise Martin-OguikeEDGETemple208240
Mike RoseEDGENC State223241
Victor OchiEDGEStony Brook244241
Cory LittletonEDGEWashington246241
John TheusOTGeorgia231241
Jerald HawkinsOTLSU232241
Justin MurrayOTCincinnati249241
Jimmy BeanEDGEOklahoma State248241
Mike HiltonSOle Miss233248
Jesse ChapmanCAppalachian State241248
Jake BrendelCUCLA245248

  • NAJ

    Wentz 34th on Eagles draft board? Looks like they have him in the top 2…

  • Tim Edell

    Why even do a teams draft board and have the player they traded up to get rated 14th on their board??