Last night we saw the Eagles move up to Baltimore’s #22 slot to select OT Andre Dillard out of Washington State. To many, Dillard was supposed to be a top 15 pick so it was a bit of a surprise to see him fall as much as he did. In Howie Roseman’s eyes, Dillard was the best Offensive Tackle in the Draft so you could be sure that the Eagles front office was pleased to see him still available that late.
As we enter Day 2 of the NFL Draft, Philadelphia hopes to see some top talent fall down the boards yet again. The team holds a total of two picks (53, 57) and could go in a multitude of directions as far as what position/player to select. Below are some notable prospects still available that would make sense for the Eagles.
Miles Sanders was linked to the Eagles a ton leading up to the Draft. By most he’s viewed as the No.2 back in this class behind Josh Jacobs, who was the only back taken in the 1st round yesterday. Philadelphia would most likely have to trade up for the former Penn State standout as he’s expected to be gone in the very early 2nd.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 13, 2018
Darrell Henderson, Damien Harris, and David Montgomery are other names to look out for. Henderson is an explosive back out of Memphis that has received some comparisons to Dalvin Cook, who the Eagles were reportedly very high on in the 2017 Draft process.
With only two WRs taken in the 1st round, there’s still a handful of productive guys remaining undrafted. AJ Brown and DK Metcalf are the most notable names left on the board with Iowa State’s Hakeem Butler following close behind.
— Pack Pride (@PackPride) December 3, 2018
Other potential targets include the Ohio State tandem of Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin, Kelvin Harmon out of NC State, and the speedy Deebo Samuel. There are quite honestly too many quality prospects to name at this position so Philadelphia should have a multitude of options if they decide to address their receiving core.
Cody Ford and Jawaan Taylor are still surprisingly on the board entering Day 2. Both prospects were expected to be early-mid 1st selections so they present some tremendous upside/talent this late in the Draft.
Some Mock Drafts have the Eagles taking OL Cody Ford 25th overall
Ford played LG at Oklahoma initially, but moved to RT in 2018
— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) April 25, 2019
Other prospects include Greg Little out of Ole Miss, Dalton Risner, and Yodny Cajuste. Little, in particular, was the #1 prospect in his class out of high school and was thought to be the top offensive line prospect in this Draft before last season.
Philadelphia’s secondary could use some fixing after a year of many injuries and struggles in pass coverage. Some notable Cornerbacks still on the board include Temple’s Rock Ya Sin, Byron Murphy out of Washington, Justin Layne, and etc.
— Stephen Nelson (@StephenNelson) November 11, 2017
The Eagles are more likely to address the Safety position if they opt to go Secondary. With prospects like Nasir Adderley, Taylor Rapp, and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson still on the board, they should have no problem finding talent in that realm.
Although the position is a huge need for the Eagles, the team may not have too many options here with what looks to be a pretty underwhelming linebacker class. Alabama’s Mack Wilson looks to be the only lock to go early on Day 2 with Vosean Joseph out of Florida being the next closest.
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Many thought the Eagles we’re going to go this route in the 1st and there were rumors that the front office attempted to trade up with Miami for Clemson’s Chrisitian Wilkins.
— BC Football 🏈 (@BCFootball) December 21, 2018
Some notable names still available include Michigan’s Chase Winovich, Jaylon Ferguson, Dre’Mont Jones and Boston College’s Zach Allen. Any of these guys would serve as great value in the 2nd and would be added to an already dominant Eagles defensive line.
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