2011 NFL Mock Draft: The Philadelphia Eagles Select...

With the twenty-third pick of the 2011 CSC Community Mock Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles (represented by DeuceisLoose926) select...

Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

This was a tough selection for me, being that I watch the Eagles most every game of the season and know the ways of Andy Reid's waistline.  The Eagles could go a number of different ways with this selection, but when it comes down to it the potential of the 6'8" Solder was too much to pass up.  Last year, an OT named King Dunlap started a number of games for the Eagles, and he was filling in for longtime Eagles great Winston Justice, the man who once gave up six sacks in one half to Osi Umenyiora.  

Jimmy Smith, the cornerback from Colorado was also given serious consideration. The defense definitely needs help after last season and they have a new DC, Juan Castillo, who also happens to have been the team's offensive line coach for the past 15 or so years.  In the Eagles' defense, O-line coach is probably the one spot that could make the transition over to the defensive side of the ball.

However, when it comes down to it, this team needs to do a better job of protecting Mike Vick...Vick himself must also help with that role.  While Solder is considered to be a bit of a project, he is 6'8" and is extremely athletic (he was recruited to Colorado as a TE).  The Eagles have Jason Peters, who was a Pro Bowl left tackle last season.  Solder may be able to sit for a year or two with Justice still under contract...or the team may try and allow him to protect Vick's blindside.  The potential of Solder was just too much for the Eagles to pass up and that's why they go with much needed o-line help in the first round.    


Thanks to all the CSC members who participated in this years community mock draft. Without your help, none of this would be possible. 

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft. 

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2011 CSC Community Mock Draft Section.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Carolina Panthers  QB Cam Newton - Auburn DatFan 35%
2 Denver Broncos  DT Marcell Dareus - Alabama Jeff.l.b 71%
3 Buffalo Bills  QB Blaine Gabbert - Missouri SpreeGoogs 52%
4 Cincinnati Bengals  DE Da'Quan Bowers - Clemson coldpizza 73%
5 Arizona Cardinals  CB Patrick Peterson - LSU GRIZZ 61%
6 Cleveland Browns  DE Cameron Jordan - Cal theprogrammerman 11%
7 San Francisco 49ers  LB Von Miller - Texas A&M who dat patate 68%
8 Tennessee Titans  WR A.J. Green - Georgia shipgoalie05 48%
9 Dallas Cowboys  CB Prince Amukamara - Nebraska saints fan in cowboyland! 67%
10 Washington Redskins  WR Julio Jones - Alabama VAsaintsfan 56%
11 Houston Texans  DE/OLB Robert Quinn - UNC Jon Banks 62%
12 Minnesota Vikings  OT Tyron Smith - USC HansDat 46%
13 Detroit Lions  OT Anthony Castonzo - BC NorthFan 48%
14 St. Louis rams  DT Nick Fairley - Auburn hakimdropstheball 54%
15 Miami Dolphins  RB Mark Ingram - Alabama SpreeGoogs 48%
16 Jacksonville Jaguars  DE J.J.Watt - Wisconsin Jay Preece 41%
17 New England Patriots OT Derek Sherrod - Mississippi St. FriarBob 27%
18 San Diego Chargers DT Muhammad Wilkerson - Temple DrewBreesManCrush 39%
19 New York Giants OL Mike Pouncey - Florida mknkachow 64%
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Adrian Clayborn - Iowa iori125883 45%
21 Kansas City Chiefs DT Phil Taylor - Baylor YESSaints/iori125883
22 Indianapolis Colts DT Corey Liuget - Illinois MobileSaint
23 Philadelphia Eagles OT Nate Solder - Colorado DeuceisLoose926
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