When it comes to building through the draft, NFL Network analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks can both agree that the Eagles' plan should revolve around building the offense.
More specifically around quarterback Carson Wentz.
During a national conference call with Jeremiah and Brooks, one question came up about the Eagles. It was simple and it was a good one.
The question: "On the Eagles, if you will. No. 1, how do they balance continuing to build around Carson Wentz vs. the need to rebuild the defense, particularly at corner? Who would be your best fit on offense and best fit on defense for them?"
The Eagles have an obvious need in the defensive secondary and this draft is rich with first-round talent at the cornerback position. So taking a corner with the 14th pick would be a natural fit.
But the idea of drafting a running back or wide receiver in the first round is certainly not out of the question. And both Jeremiah and Brooks think if it's close, go for the offensive pieces.
"When you have a young quarterback, you always are on the side of giving him more help," Jeremiah said. "You'll have time to eventually figure out what you need to do on that side of the ball defensively. So give him help offensively, if it's close.
"You look for help in this draft, where they're picking at 14, I think from a weapons standpoint, Mike Williams, Corey Davis would make a lot of sense if they would be in that range. Christian McCaffrey, (Dalvin) Cook would be the other two guys. I don't know if you go wrong with any of those four players. They're premier guys. Help your young quarterback take that next step."
Jeremiah did not deny that corner was a need for the Eagles and said if they do not land one at 14, that they are "in the market in round No. 2."
Brooks shared the sentiment with Jeremiah.
"So I agree with Daniel. You build up the offense," Brooks said. "You make sure your young quarterback is up and going, he has confidence, he continues to make strides. Then you kind of build up the defense along the way. I want to make sure that the franchise quarterback has everything that he needs to be successful."
Brooks also mentioned that he liked Jim Schwartz's scheme on defense and that it was a scheme that "allows you to play with lesser players on the corners."
It is a pretty fair evaluation that Wentz needs more help after last year's meltdown at the wide receiver position, coupled by an inconsistent backfield.