EAGLES DRAFT WR JEFFERSON, EDGE ANAE IN MOCK FROM NFL.COM!

By Peter Brennan

History’s first virtual NFL draft is only eight days away, and everybody has put out a mock version of what will happen.

But here’s what NFL.com thinks for the Eagles:

Round 1: No. 21 overall — Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
Round 2: No. 53 — Bradlee Anae, edge rusher, Utah (above)

There’s not much to say about the Birds’ need at receiver that hasn’t already been said 1,000 times.

Jefferson fills Nelson Agholor’s vacated spot, contributing as a complement to DeSean Jackson (if the veteran’s healthy) and Alshon Jeffery before coming into his own late in his rookie season or in Year 2.

Anae is a similar player to current Eagles Derek Barnett and Brandon Graham — not the most athletic player on the field but tough-minded, active and reliable.

The team can fill their other needs (stack linebacker, center, another receiver, running back) with their third-round compensatory pick and three fourth-round selections.

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