With the 15th pick in the 2012 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, Travis Parker selected for the Philadelphia Eagles, who earned the 15th overall pick by finishing the 2011 season with an 8-8 record.
With the No. 15th pick in the 2012 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select...
Mark Barron, S, Alabama
In 2011 Vince Young referred to his new team as a ‘Dream Team', due to all of the talented free agent accusations made in the offseason. Many fans and national media outlets began to pencil the Eagles in as the years NFC Superbowl representative. Fast forward one year and there many reasons to point at as to why the Eagles missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007. From offensive turned defensive coordinator Luis Castillo, who ran the much maligned ‘Wide-9' defense, to losing multiple fourth quarter leads throughout the season.
Whatever the reason for the ‘Dream Team's' downfall, the need for playmakers on the defensive side of the ball is obvious. Before the start of this years free agency, Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly seemed like a perfect fit with the Eagles. Andy Reid and company were able to fill that particular roster opening with former Texans MLB, DeMeco Ryans virtually elminating the need to draft Kuechly. With the recent news of the season ending injury to Jason Peters, many fans will point to offensive line as an immediate need. However backup tackle King Dunlap will be able to slide into that position temporarily. Or perhaps they would like to spend the 15th pick on a rotational defensive tackle. With the addition of Safety Mark Barron, they receive a day one starter with the ability to be an instant game changer, and the last line of defense for Castillo's ‘Wide-9' defense.
Mark Barron Highlights:
Joe Goodberry's Instant Analysis:
Eagles go with the majority number one safety in this draft in Barron. They have an emerging star in Nate Allen at the FS spot and Barron should complete their secondary. I would've liked to see what last year's 2nd round pick Jaiquawn Jarrett could've done but Barron is an instant upgrade. I like the fit, but I wonder if the Eagles can afford to pass on an OT after Jason Peters ruptured his achilles.
|#||Team||Picked By||Name/Positon of Pick|
|1||Indianapolis||Alex Neyer||Andrew Luck QB|
|2||Washington||David Farrelly||Robert Griffin III QB|
|3||Minnesota||Palewook||Matt Kalil OT|
|4||Cleveland||Jason Garrison||Justin Blackmon WR|
|5||Tampa Bay||Andrew Bernius||Morris Claiborne CB|
|6||St. Louis||Jim0ijk||Quinton Coples DE|
|7||Jacksonville||AK513||Melvin Ingram DE
|8||Miami||Dan Lockhart||Trent Richardson RB
|9||Carolina||Jason Blanton||Luke Kuechly LB|
|10||Buffalo||Casey Penn||Michael Floyd WR|
|11||Kansas City||Kenneth Taylor||David DeCastro OG|
|12||Detroit (projected trade)||Andrew Perrotta||Stephon Gilmore CB|
|13||Arizona||Dan Wolford||Riley Reiff OT|
|14||Dallas||Joshua Foster||Michael Brockers DT|
|15||Philadelphia||Travis Parker||Mark Barron S|
|16||New York Jets||Kenneth Taylor|
|17||Cincinnati (from Oakland)||Jason Garrison|
|18||San Diego||Anthony Knox|
|22||Cleveland (from Atlanta)||Jason Garrison|
|23||Seattle (projected trade)||Jared Egner|
|27||New England (from New Orleans)||Anthony Knox|
|28||Green Bay||Travis Castleman|
|30||San Francisco||Chris Brown|
|31||New England||Anthony Knox|
|32||New York Giants||Matt Leitner|