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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Philadelphia looking to the future with 8th pick in Phinsider community mock

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With the eighth pick in the Phinsider Community Mock Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select...

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The Phinsider Community Mock Draft finally saw the first quarterback come off the board when the San Francisco 49ers picked Carson Wentz with the seventh overall selection. How long will it be until the next passer comes off the board? Not very.

The Eagles come into the Draft needing to address the cornerback position as the top priority. They also need to address the offensive line and find a running back. A lot of mock drafts from around the web have Philadelphia picking up running back Ezekiel Elliott in this spot, a position previously held by the Miami Dolphins but traded to the Eagles in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerback Byron Maxwell. Elliott is not the way dolphinfan4lyfe, who is making the selections for the Eagles in our community mock, is looking with the pick, however.

With the eighth overall pick in the Phinsider Community Mock Draft, dolphinfan4lyfe selects for the Philadelphia Eagles, Jared Goff, quarterback, California.

The Eagles really luck out here with the way the draft has fallen, and get their Quarterback of the future. While they have Sam Bradford, and signed Chase Daniel in the offseason, the former can rarely stay healthy, and the latter has limited experience. Goff has the size and speed the team needs going forward and can take advantage of sitting until his number is called. Be it this year, or next. Fills a need while setting this team up for the future.


Sam Bradford is clearly not the quarterback of the future for the Eagles, though it could be argued that Chase Daniel, who follows new Philadelphia head coach Doug Pederson from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Eagles, is the quarterback the Philadelphia coaching staff wants. That said, Goff sitting on the board this late in the selection process could be too tempting for Philadelphia to not take another quarterback. The selection would guarantee the Eagles carry three quarterbacks into the season. Bradford signed a two-year contract with the Eagles in March, so Goff could find himself sitting the bench for two seasons before getting a chance to take over as the top man on the depth chart - assuming Daniel is not the heir apparent by that point (though the Eagles would save $13 million against the cap by cutting Bradford before 2017, with $9 million in dead money). It probably is not the best pick in terms of players who could make an impact on the team in 2016, but it might prove to be a good pick down the road.

Completed Draft Picks:

1 - Tennessee Titans - Phinaholic - Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
2 - Cleveland Browns - xkar25 - DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
3 - San Diego Chargers - Blaze453 - Jalen Ramsey, S, Florida State
4 - Dallas Cowboys - tapp35 - Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
5 - Jacksonville Jaguars - Agent J 78 - Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
6 - Baltimore Ravens - scrappy the wildcat - Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida
7 - San Francisco 49ers - Andy in Omaha - Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
8 - Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami) - dolphinfan4lyfe - Jared Goff, QB, Cal

Next Picks:

9 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - SUTTON - Posting Monday morning
10 - New York Giants - darrel.owen - Posting Monday afternoon