Jerry Hughes, OLB - TCU
Pick made by TehRhino:
Hughes might be considered a bit of a reach with players like Everson Griffen and Sergio Kindle still on the board, but Hughes gets the nod over those guys with his work ethic and coverage skills (essential for covering divisional foes Chris Cooley and Jason Witten). Hughes played DE for TCU, but has experience at linebacker from his high school days, and has repeatedly told teams that he's willing to play anywhere on the field. Even if he is a reach, trading down and getting Hughes in the early to middle second round would be a major gamble for the Eagles, considering the Colts could make great use of him as an end in the 4-3.Hughes is 6'2, 255, which puts him on the larger end of Philly's current linebacking corps. He also possesses good speed, better than the 4.69 he posted at the Combine. That speed and size will make him a versatile addition to the Eagles' defense, which has historically relied on an unpredictable pass rush.
How will he impact the 2010 Eagles?
Hughes should win the starting weakside linebacker position vacated by Will Witherspoon, and while his sack totals may not win him any postseason accolades in 2010, he'll cement his position as a starter for years to come.
If Hughes is taken #24 by theLaDainian Tomlinson)., he would be the 1st LB taken in the first round by the Eagles since 1979, when they selected overall. He would also be only the 2nd first round pick from TCU since 1971 (
Hughes's Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft
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|1||St. Louis||Jimmy Clausen||QB||Notre Dame||TouchdownColts|
|2||Detroit||Russell Okung||OT||Oklahoma St.||coltsfan723|
|3||Tampa Bay||Ndamukong Suh||DT||Nebraska||TheAngelsColts|
|4||Washington||Sam Bradford||QB||Oklahoma||Colts Homer|
|5||Kansas City||Eric Berry||S||Tennessee||sanders_fan89|
|6||Seattle||Gerald McCoy||DT||Oklahoma||shake n bake|
|11||Denver||Derrick Morgan||DE||Georgia Tech||JPBarnett|
|12||Miami||Dez Bryant||WR||Oklahoma St.||fpacheco|
|13||San Francisco||Joe Haden||CB||Florida||BlueVol03|
|14||Seattle||Charles Brown||OT||USC||shake n bake|
|15||N.Y. Giants||C.J. Spiller||RB||Clemson||gizzardfanny|
|16||Tennessee||Jason Pierre-Paul||DE||South Florida||Addai Another Day|
|17||San Francisco||Mike Iupati||G||Idaho||BlueVol03|
|18||Pittsburgh||Kyle Wilson||CB||Boise St.||LV Steelers Fan|
|22||New England||Jared Odrick||DE||Penn State||skywalker|
|23||Green Bay||Trent Williams||OT||Oklahoma||bracketismyboy|
What do you think of pick #24 by the Eagles?
Correct pick. Fills a positional need with the best player available (14 votes)
OK pick, but a bit of a reach for Hughes (32 votes)
OK pick, but other positions could have been addressed first (8 votes)
Wrong pick. Way too early for Hughes. (36 votes)
90 total votes