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Arrowhead Pride Community Mock Draft -- Pick #49 by the Philadelphia Eagles

And with the 49th pick in the 2008 Arrowhead Pride Community Mock Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select:

Indiana WR James Hardy

Draft Profile

styg50 with the pick:

I'm surprised Hardy fell this far, but it is definitely understandable. After having a run in with the law (domestic disturbance) and subsequently being suspended by his coach, it is a tough choice for a lot of teams to consider.

But Philadelphia won't be able to pass something like this up. They have tried several times to get help for McNabb at WR, and it has yet to pan out. The hope here would be that for this combination of size and athleticism, they would have a golden opportunity to put the past behind them, for good.

Enter Hardy. He is a big guy, very similar in style to Plaxico Burress. He plants and cuts well, even though he tends to round off his routes, which is a major no-no. He has really nice hands, and the long arms to reel the ball in. He doesn't have breakaway speed, but he does show an ability to break tackles and move chains, and he is guaranteed to win his share of jump balls. He also understands well his ability to frustrate defenders, and while he needs to toughen up some to beat the jam, once in coverage he routinely gets the DB to draw an interference penalty, leading the NCAA last year.

All in all, he needs to gain maturity and about 10-15 lbs, but if he is up to that task, the Eagles have a spot at #1 WR they would like to groom him for.

1. Miami Dolphins - QB Matt Ryan
2. St. Louis Rams - OT Jake Long
3. Atlanta Falcons - DT Glenn Dorsey
4. Oakland Raiders - DE Chris Long
5. Kansas City Chiefs - DT Sedrick Ellis
6. New York Jets - RB Darren McFadden
7. New England Patriots - DL Vernon Gholston
8. Baltimore Ravens - OT Ryan Clady
9. Cincinnati Bengals - OLB Keith Rivers
10. New Orleans Saints - CB Mike Jenkins
11. Buffalo Bills - CB Leodis McKelvin
12. Denver Broncos - OT Chris Williams
13. Carolina Panthers - DE Derrick Harvey
14. Chicago Bears - RB Rashard Mendenhall
15. Detroit Lions - OT Jeff Otah
16. Arizona Cardinals - CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
17. Minnesota Vikings - DE Philip Merling
18. Houston Texans - OG Branden Albert
19. Philadelphia Eagles - FS Kenny Phillips
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - WR/RS DeSean Jackson
21. Washington Redskins - WR Limas Sweed
22. Dallas Cowboys - RB Felix Jones
23. Pittsburgh Steelers - OL Gosder Cherilus
24. Tennessee Titans - WR Devin Thomas
25. Seattle Seahawks - WR Malcolm Kelly
26. Jacksonville Jaguars - DE Lawrence Jackson
27. San Diego Chargers - RB Jonathan Stewart
28. Dallas Cowboys - CB Aqib Talib
29. San Francisco 49ers - WR Mario Manningham
30. Green Bay Packers - CB Brandon Flowers
31. New York Giants - LB Jerod Mayo

32. Miami Dolphins - OT Carl Nicks
33. St. Louis Rams - CB Antoine Cason
34. Atlanta Falcons - QB Brian Brohm
35. Kansas City Chiefs - WR Jordy Nelson
36. New York Jets - DE Quentin Groves
37. Atlanta Falcons - OT Sam Baker
38. Baltimore Ravens - CB Justin King
39. Cincinnati Bengals - DT Kentwan Balmer
40. New Orleans Saints - LB Dan Connor
41. Buffalo Bills - TE Martin Rucker
42. Denver Broncos - WR Earl Bennett
43. Carolina Panthers - QB Joe Flacco
44. Chicago Bears - OT Duane Brown
45. Detroit Lions - DE Calais Campbell
46. Cincinnati Bengals - OLB Xavier Adibi
47. Minnesota Vikings - OT Anthony Collins
48. Atlanta Falcons - CB Reggie Smith
49. Philadelphia Eagles - WR James Hardy

Position count: QB (3), Off. tackle (9), Off. guard (1), Def. tackle (3), Def. end (6), Running back (4), Linebacker (4), Corner back (7), Safety (1), Wide receiver (8), Tight end (1)

On the clock: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (arrowheadaddict) Geez how many times can I screw this up? Too much cutting and pasting I suppose. Jimme is up next for the Arizona Cardinals.

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