1st pick (somewhere 10-14): Martellus Bennett TE Texas A&M
With Schobel in a contract year and LJ on his way out, the Eagles desperately need a playmaking TE on the roster. The lack of offense, imo, has really come down to the absence of a solid tight end, especially in the middle of the field. Bennett is an underclassmen who will skyrocket up the draft board after the NFL combine (think Vernon Davis). 6'7 size, excellent hands and very good atheleticism. Bottomline, this offense needs a playmaker, and someone future QB Kevin Kolb and grow with. Bennett is also a very solid blocker as well. He is the complete package and the best tight end in the draft. I got a feeling about Bennett. I think he has Antonio Gates potential. Why? He's another great basketball player turned football player and I think he's in the same exact mold, and maybe even more athletic.
Other considerations for the first pick: DE Miami Calais Campbell, OT USC Sam Baker
2nd Pick: WR Desean Jackson CAL
The deficiencies of the offense have been displayed constantly this season. I think Reid will continue to go away from what he has drafted on, and go with Kelly. First, I believe Kelly will be the WR that may slip this season. Many teams will see him as another Sidney Rice due to inconsistency and youth. Desean Jackson has immense quickness and speed to be an elite NFL wide receiver. Second, I think the Eagles need towards the route of obtaining a very solid punt/kick off returner, and this is the guy. Some scouts even say Jackson has more punt/kick off return ability than Devin Hester. I think the Eagles need to continue on trimming the fat off this roster, especially on offense. Guys like Hank Baskett, Greg Lewis, Reno Mahe, etc should not be on this roster. Jackson replaces Lewis and Mahe instantly is gives the offense another down the field threat playmaker they desperately need.
Other considerations: OLB USC Keith Rivers, DE Florida Derrick Harvey, CB Zona Antoine Cason, S Arizona State Josh Barrett
3rd Pick: S Michigan Jamar Adams
I have suspition that Brian Dawkins may be one and done after this season due to his age and health concerns. With AJ or Kolb starting next season, the Eagles have the opportunity to focus on rebuilding, which means they don't have to bring in any high priced veterens until 09 or even 2010. I highly doubt the Eagles bring in any high priced safeties, due to the solid showings JR Reed and Quintin Mikell have shown this season as starters. The Eagles desparately need another talented player in the defensive backfield and Adams may be the guy. Standing at 6'2 and weighing 214 pounds, Adams has a good frame and good speed along with excellent size to fill in at the backfield.
There it is. My first three picks. The Eagles really need playmakers on offense, and guys to fill around a developing Kevin Kolb. They do that by adding Bennett and Jackson. They help out the defensive secondary by adding a big, strong safety Jamar Adams who has close ties with Jason Avant.