Could Iowa State’s Will McDonald end up as the Eagles pick at 30?
We are in the final days before the draft. On Thursday, the draft will kick off. The Eagles have two picks in the first round alone. So it could be a busy day one for them. There is some thought they may trade down from 30 into the second round to pick up more day 2 and 3 picks. But whether they are picking early in the 2nd, or at 30, there is one name to keep an eye on. Will McDonald, an edge rusher out of Iowa State.
His name came up at pick 30 more than anyone else in our recent experiment where we simulated the draft 1000 times. Will McDonald was the pick 125 times. The only player in triple digits, and 40 more than the next guy. So if the computer seems to think he will end up an Eagle, it may be worth getting to know him more. Especially considering Edge Rusher is a position many have high on the list of Eagles needs given Brandon Graham’s age.
What has him in line to maybe break a 50-year-long drought? Are his speed and agility enough to overcome concerns about his size and strength? What record did he break in college that was set by Von Miller?