NFL Draft 2022: Philadelphia Eagles Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft 2022: Philadelphia Eagles Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft 2022: Philadelphia Eagles Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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2022 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, Philadelphia Eagles draft analysis, needs, picks, best value selection, and biggest reach


NFL Draft 2022: Philadelphia Eagles Draft Analysis

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2022 NFL Draft Analysis
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Philadelphia Eagles Draft Picks: NFL Draft 2022

1 (13) DT Jordan Davis, Georgia
2 (51) C Cameron Jurgens, Nebraska
3 (83) LB Nakobe Dean, Georgia
5 (166) S Tycen Anderson, Toledo
6 (181) LB Kyron Johnson, Kansas
6 (198) TE Grant Calcaterra, SMU

Philadelphia Eagles Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

– Boom. The Eagles only had five picks after the dust settled, but you’re more than happy to giveaway draft picks – and pay $100 million – to get AJ Brown. The Eagles now have a No. 1 receiver from Tennessee, and that makes it easier to have passed on all the star receivers who went right before …

– Jordan Davis. The Eagles didn’t need an anchor at defensive tackle, but they just got the guy who’s about to be the tone-setting leader to work everything around. He’s going to make life so much easier for …

– The inside linebackers. The hope is for Nakobe Dean to be healthy and regular to go at some point soon, but linebacker was a need to upgrade. Dean – if 100% – was an amazing get in the third round. Byron Johnson from Kansas might be a sixth rounder who sticks.

 

Philadelphia Eagles Best Value Pick, Biggest Reach, Late Flier: 2022 NFL Draft

Best Value Pick: 3 (83) LB Nakobe Dean, Georgia

Biggest Reach: 2 (51) C Cameron Jurgens, Nebraska

Late Flier That Might Work: 6 (198) TE Grant Calcaterra, SMU

Philadelphia Eagles Needs, Pre-Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

– Even after trading around with New Orleans, the Eagles are in a fantastic position to be one of the big power players in the draft with two of the top 18 picks, five of the top 101, and six of the top 124. With several areas in need of an upgrade, they can make some bold and big changes.

– There were just enough good free agency pickups to not have to be desperate, but coming up with a top wide receiver to go along with DeVonta Smith and finding more secondary help is a must. Fortunately …

– This first round will be loaded right when Philadelphia is drafting. It’ll be in the sweet spot for a few corners and receivers, but at the 18 it has to play New Orleans at the 19 and Pittsburgh at the 20, so …

So who’ll be there in the first round for Philadelphia? If it wants to go after need areas, it should have USC WR Drake London, Ohio State WR Chris Olave, Treylon Burks of Arkansas, or possibly Alabama’s Jameson Williams there at 15. Since the Saints and Chargers both need a receiver, Philly will probably go WR first and corner with the 18.

Or, it should have a shot at linebackers Nakobe Dean from Georgia or Devin Lloyd from Utah, or …

The Eagles will get two fantastic prospects who should make an instant impact no matter what.

Philadelphia Eagles 2021 Draft Picks

1 (10) WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama
2 (37) OG/C Landon Dickerson, Alabama
3 (73) DE Milton Williams, Louisiana Tech
4 (123) CB Zech McPhearson, Texas Tech
5 (150) RB Kenneth Gainwell, Memphis
6 (189) DT Marlon Tuipulotu, USC
6 (191) DE Tarron Jackson, Coastal Carolina
6 (224) S JaCoby Stevens, LSU
7 (234) LB Patrick Johnson, Tulane

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