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2010 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft: The Philadelphia Eagles Select...

The twenty-fourth pick in the inaugural edition of the Cincy Jungle Mock Draft is brought to us by member FSUBengal, selecting for the Philadelphia Eagles. His explanation for the pick is after the jump. Thank you for your participation FSUBengal.

With the twenty-fourth pick in the 2010 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select...

Sean Weatherspoon, OLB, Missouri

The Eagles did some nice work this offseason to shore up some of their areas of concern with the trade for DE Darryl Tapp from the Seahawks and the acquisitions of S Marlin Jackson and RB Mike Bell. Bell should take the Eagles out of the hunt for a first round running back and the trade for Tapp should allow them to look away from the defensive line if the first round, especially with the draft being deep on the defensive line. This leaves the Eagles main areas of concern at LB, CB, and G.

With the loss of Sheldon Brown this season and Brian Dawkins last, the Eagles have needs in the secondary. With the top 3 safeties and top 2 cornerbacks off the board, I believe the Eagles will look for a little more value with the pick. I also looked at C/G Maurkice Pouncey to help shore up the line after the Andrews brothers’ project but felt that more value could be gained by looking elsewhere. I believe that the Eagles biggest need is leadership. The losses of Brian Dawkins, Brian Westbrook and Donovan McNabb have left the Eagles without three of their most respected and vocal leaders of the last 10 years. This is why I believe the pick at 24 will be Sean Weatherspoon. The Eagles linebackers certainly don’t jump out on paper and this is the one need the Eagles chose not to address this offseason. Weatherspoon was known for being a vocal leader and locker room presence during his days at Missouri and his production was off the charts. He can walk in a start from day one and begin to reestablish an identity for a suddenly young team.

Sean Weatherspoon Highlights:

(via ProDraftParty)