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2012 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft - The Philadelphia Eagles Select...

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.
Grade: B-
Value: -7

Draft Overview:

# 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
19 Chicago Steve Whited
20 Tennessee Jeff Welch
21 Cincinnati Jason Garrison
22 Cleveland (from Atlanta) Jason Garrison
23 Seattle (projected trade) Jared Egner
24 Pittsburgh Jason Garrison
25 Denver Jared Morgan
26 Houston Brett Kollman
27 New England (from New Orleans) Anthony Knox
28 Green Bay Travis Castleman
29 Baltimore Jason Garrison
30 San Francisco Chris Brown
31 New England Anthony Knox
32 New York Giants Matt Leitner