2011 NFL Mock Draft Full 2nd-Round Picks including Eagles Taking Marcus Gilchrist
The Philadelphia Eagles passed on Colorado’s cornerback Jimmy Smith in favor of Baylor offensive lineman Danny Watkins.
While it isn’t the sexiest pick, the Eagles and head coach Andy Reid know football and can see talent.
Now that the offensive line got some help, it’s time to help the defensive secondary by drafting a cornerback.
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The perfect fit here for Philadelphia would be Clemson cornerback Marcus Gilchrist. He isn’t afraid to tackle people, which seemed to befuddle the eagles secondary last season.
Gilchrist is a sold coverage corner with great anticipation. He is not afraid to block you off the line and play physical, but he has good speed to avoid being beat deep.
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|33. New England Patriots: LB Brooks Reed
34. Buffalo Bills: DE Da'Quan Bowers
35. Cincinnati Bengals: QB Andy Dalton
36. Denver Broncos: DT Marvin Austin
|49. Washington Redskins: WR Leonard Hankerson
50. San Diego Chargers: WR Titus Young
51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: OLB Martez Wilson
52. New York Giants: OLB Bruce Carter
|37. Cleveland Browns: CB Brandon Harris
38. Arizona Cardinals: OLB Akeem Ayers
39. Tennessee Titans: DT Stephen Paea
40. Dallas Cowboys: CB Aaron Williams
|53. Indianapolis Colts: S Rahim Moore
54. Philadelphia Eagles: CB Marcus Gilchrist
55. Kansas City Chiefs: LB Mason Foster
56. New England Patriots: RB Ryan Williams
|41. Washington Redskins: RB Mikel Leshoure
42. Houston Texans: OLB Jaabal Sheard
43. Minnesota Vikings: DT Christian Ballard
44. Detroit Lions: CB Ras-I Dowling
|57. Seattle Seahawks: OG Rodney Hudson
58. Baltimore Ravens: OLB Justin Houston
59. Cleveland Browns: TE Kyle Rudolph
60. New England Patriots: DE Allen Bailey
|45. San Francisco 49ers: QB Colin Kaepernick
46. Denver Broncos: OT Benjamin Ijalana
47. St. Louis Rams: WR Greg Little
48. Oakland Raiders: C Stefen Wisniewski
|61. San Diego Chargers: OT Marcus Gilbert
62. Chicago Bears: WR Torrey Smith
63. Pittsburgh Steelers: TE Luke Stocker
64. Green Bay Packers: WR Randall Cobb