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NFC South draft needs; another Eagles name

As the NFL draft continues to get closer, here is the second look at our series of team-by-team draft needs, focusing on the NFC South.

The key is below, with a 1 meaning the position is a low priority and a 5 meaning the position is a high priority.


1 - Count your blessings
2 - Estate planning
3 - Depth issue
4 - Needs to be upgraded ASAP
5 - Call 911

To see the Eagles, NFC East draft needs, click here.


As the variations and updated editions of mock drafts continue to circulate, here is another name that we have not seen tied to the Eagles -- North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples. That comes from version 6 of Sports Illustrated's Don Banks' mock draft released today. Coples is 6-6, 285. (Banks' colleague, Peter King, also has Coples going to the Eagles.

Writes Banks, "Though a defensive tackle like Michael Brockers or Dontari Poe are options here, the Eagles probably wouldn't pass on a prospect with rare pass-rush skills. Coples has critics when it comes to his inconsistent motor, but Eagles defensive line coach Jim Washburn doesn't take the quiet approach to those sort of issues."


And for Les and Domo's take on Eagles' offensive targets, watch this week's draft edition of "Word on the Birds" by clicking here.