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Eagles NFL Draft 2017: Ourlads' Founder Offers Team Projections

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A few draft projections regarding the Philadelphia Eagles

 

By Ourlads’ founder Thomas Hepler


This projection regarding the Philadelphia Eagles was made on April 19, 2017 after providing the computer algorithm with the team needs as defined in Ourlads’ Guide. Notice, all choices in this one produce different results from the previous version (below) save for pick number 194. Observe also that the fields identified as ‘rating’ and ‘adj’ are the same. In future that will most likely not be true, the former are constant (frozen) ratings as published by Ourlads’; the latter will reflect any differences that might be necessitated by injuries, off-field incidents, or other factors that cause players to move all over draft boards in the closing days.

 

We do this for fun and as a way to further familiarize ourselves with players. We share it with the hope that you will enjoy it as well.


club

round

pick

player

posn

alt

prj

college

rating

adj

hght

wght

speed

trades

Philadelphia

1

14

Conley, Gareon

DB

CB

Ohio St.

9.40

9.40

6000

195

4.46

(from Min)

Philadelphia

2

43

Awuzie, Chidobe

DB

CB

Colorado

8.99

8.99

5117

202

4.43

Philadelphia

3

99

Watkins, Carlos

DL

DT

Clemson

7.38

7.38

6035

312

5.01

(from Bal)

Philadelphia

4

118

Biegel, Vince

LB

O

Wisconsin

6.98

6.98

6031

242

4.69

Philadelphia

4

139

Glasgow, Ryan

DL

DT

Michigan

6.80

6.80

6027

299

5.2

(from Cle)

Philadelphia

5

155

Switzer, Ryan

WR

North Carolina

6.35

6.35

5084

179

4.5

Philadelphia

6

194

Davenport, Julie'n

OL

T

Bucknell

5.20

5.20

6066

318

5.46

Philadelphia

7

230

Travis, Damarius

DB

SS

Minnesota

4.89

4.89

6007

206

4.61

This projection was made on April 17, 2017 before considering team needs. In truth it was only performed to ensure that the computer program had not forgotten how to do it after being mothballed for that past eleven months.


club

round

pick

player

posn

alt

prj

college

rating

rate

hght

wght

speed

trades

Philadelphia

1

14

White, Tre'Davious

DB

CB

LSU

9.55

9.55

5111

191

4.51

(from Min)

Philadelphia

2

43

Willis, Jordan

DL

DE

Kansas St.

9.00

9.00

6036

255

4.57

Philadelphia

3

99

Vanderdoes, Eddie

DL

DT

UCLA

7.45

7.45

6031

320

4.99

(from Bal)

Philadelphia

4

118

Brown, Blair

LB

I

Ohio U

6.85

6.85

5114

234

4.65

Philadelphia

4

139

Taylor, Vincent

DL

DT

Oklahoma St.

6.85

6.85

6025

304

5.1

(from Cle)

Philadelphia

5

155

Hairston, Nate

DB

CB

Temple

6.30

6.30

5117

196

4.52

Philadelphia

6

194

Davenport, Julie'n

OL

T

Bucknell

5.20

5.20

6066

318

5.46

Philadelphia

7

230

McGuire, Elijah

RB

HB

Louisiana-Lafay'te

4.80

4.80

5094

212

4.57

After letting things settle down, it was decided to adjust some player ratings to reflect the dynamics working its way through the draft. The most notable change was the downgrading of running back Joe Mixon to something akin to a 4th Round grade. But there were more than a few other changes reflecting injuries, or at least those we were aware of. Some players, mostly with special skills were upgraded as well.


club

round

pick

player

posn

posalt

posprj

college

rating

rate

hght

wght

speed

trades

Philadelphia

1

14

Barnett, Derek

DL

DE

Tennessee

9.55

9.55

6030

259

4.88

(from Min)

Philadelphia

2

43

Jackson, Adoree'

DB

CB

USC

8.90

8.90

5100

186

4.41

Philadelphia

3

99

Adams, Montravius

DL

DT

Auburn

7.40

7.40

6033

308

4.89

(from Bal)

Philadelphia

4

118

Biegel, Vince

LB

O

Wisconsin

6.98

6.98

6031

242

4.69

Philadelphia

4

139

Sutton, Cameron

DB

CB

Tennessee

6.75

6.75

5112

188

4.55

(from Cle)

Philadelphia

5

155

Hairston, Nate

DB

CB

Temple

6.30

6.30

5117

196

4.52

Philadelphia

6

194

Wheeler, Chad

OL

T

USC

5.25

5.25

6070

306

5.49

Philadelphia

7

230

Gibson, Shelton

WR

West Virginia

4.89

4.89

5106

191

4.5

This draft was done early 4/26 after deciding to downgrade Gareon Conley on a whim even if there may be “no there there.” However it will not be resolved before or even during the draft. Teams will be a bit edgy in the event there is a “there there.” It is interesting to note the ripple effect regarding the Eagles, based on the previous effort, which only kicked in at Round 3, had no effect on the first choice in Round 4, and changed everything after that save for pick 194 in Round 6.


club

round

pick

player

posn

alt

prj

college

rating

rate

hght

wght

speed

trades

Philadelphia

1

14

Barnett, Derek

DL

DE

Tennessee

9.55

9.55

6030

259

4.88

(from Min)

Philadelphia

2

43

Jackson, Adoree'

DB

CB

USC

8.90

8.90

5100

186

4.41

Philadelphia

3

99

Watkins, Carlos

DL

DT

Clemson

7.38

7.38

6035

312

5.01

(from Bal)

Philadelphia

4

118

Biegel, Vince

LB

O

Wisconsin

6.98

6.98

6031

242

4.69

Philadelphia

4

139

Williams, Jamaal

RB

HB

BYU

6.69

6.69

6000

211

4.58

(from Cle)

Philadelphia

5

155

Jones, Josh

DB

FS

North Carolina St.

6.25

6.25

6013

220

4.41

Philadelphia

6

194

Wheeler, Chad

OL

T

USC

5.25

5.25

6070

306

5.49

Philadelphia

7

230

Etta-Tawo, Amba

WR

Syracuse

4.93

4.93

6012

198

4.52

Thomas Hepler is the founder of Ourlads NFL Draft Guide. Although I retired after the 2004 NFL Draft, he still consults with the magazine on specific matters. You can read more about Ourlads in sportscaster Bill Werndl's autobiography: No Curveballs: My Greatest Sports Stories Never Told, which is available on Amazon.

 

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