The Philadelphia Eagles are looking to repeat as NFC East Division champions. However, the Eagles really need to improve their depth because their team was decimated throughout the entire season due to injuries. Plus, looking to go 9-7 will not win a division every year. Let’s take a look at who Philadelphia picked in this draft.
Round 1, Pick 21: Jalen Reagor – WR – TCU (5’11”, 206 lbs). Reagor will start right away at wide receiver. His stats were not flashy because TCU runs the ball primarily, but he is a first-round steal. Plus, he will also see some time as a returner; he returned two kicks for touchdown last season.
Round 2, Pick 21: Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma (6’1″, 22 lbs). Hurts will fit in perfectly as a back-up QB after Nick Foles was traded to the Bears. Hurts was one of the most versatile threats in college football history with over 5,000 all-purpose yards (3,851 passing yards, 1,298 rushing yards). He is a threat to score every time that he touches the ball (52 total TD’s).
Round 3, Pick 39: Davion Taylor – LB – Colorado (6’0″, 228 lbs). He is undersized at outside linebacker, but he amassed 8.5 tackles for loss along with seven pass break-ups last season. He should see some time on passing downs because he is very good in coverage.
Round 4, Pick 21: K’Von Wallace – S – Clemson (5’11”, 206 lbs). Wallace will add depth to the secondary. He is better on the line than in coverage.
Round 4, Pick 39: Jack Driscoll – T – Auburn (6’5″, 306 lbs). Driscoll adds depth along the offensive line. He played at guard and at tackle in college.
Round 5, Pick 23: John Hightower – WR – Boise State (6’1″, 189 lbs). Hightower could see some time at wide receiver and as a returner as well.
Round 6, Pick 17: Shaun Bradley – LB – Temple (6’1″, 235 lbs). Bradley adds depth at the inside linebacker position.
Round 6, Pick 21: Quez Watkins – WR – Southern Mississippi (6’0″, 185 lbs). Watkins brings even more speed to the wide receiver positions (4.35 40 at the combine).
Round 6, Pick 31: Prince Tega Wanogho – T – Auburn (6’5″, 308 lbs). Prince will be the back-up at left tackle.
Round 7, Pick 19: Casey Toohill – DE – Stanford (6’4″, 250 lbs). Toohill may see some time on passing downs as a pass-rusher.
Grade: The Eagles filled their most dire needs at wide receiver and along the offensive line. All three wide receivers should see plenty of playing time. Plus, they were able to find a back-up QB that could eventually become a superstar. I give them a B+.