Philadelphia Eagles Post Free Agency 2022 Seven Round Mock Draftby Alex Kielar April 15, 2022 0 comments
After initially having three first-round picks, the Philadelphia Eagles now have two after making a trade with the New Orleans Saints. In the trade, the Eagles sent picks 16 and 19 and a 2022 sixth-rounder (No. 194) to the Saints for pick 18, a 2023 first-round pick, a 2024 second-round pick, plus 2022 third-round (No. 101) and seventh-round selections (No. 237). There is still a possibility that Howie Roseman pulls the trigger on more trades by or on draft day, but for now, Philadelphia has 10 picks overall. What might they do with them? Time to find out.
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Round 1, Pick 15: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
The former Buckeye met with the Eagles on Thursday, after they met with Jameson Williams last week. Roseman is hoping to make up for his past mistakes by drafting big-name receivers in back-to-back years in the first round. Olave was one of the most consistent receivers in the country over his four years with Ohio State and would create a great pairing with DeVonta Smith. He also has the speed to stretch the field, which he showed off with his 4.26 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine.
For more on Olave, check out our scouting report on him.
Round 1, Pick 18: Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington
The Eagles need help all over the secondary to help out top cornerback Darius Slay. So far this offseason, they have let Rodney McLeod and Steven Nelson sign elsewhere while re-signing Anthony Harris. That leaves Slay and Harris as the projected starters right now, and Avonte Maddox as the nickel. Behind them, they have Zech McPherson as the likely CB2 and Marcus Epps. They need to add more playmakers and versatile players, which is where McDuffie comes in. The University of Washington alum is listed as a corner, but he can do it all. He can play up in the box, make tackles, blitz, and at 5’11”, 193 pounds he is the ideal size for a corner. McDuffie is willing to do anything in a defense, which Roseman will eat right up.
For more on McDuffie, check out our scouting report on him.
Round 2, Pick 51: Cameron Thomas, EDGE, San Diego State
The Eagles made a big splash on day one of free agency, bringing in Haason Reddick on a three-year deal. Along with Reddick, Philadelphia also re-signed Derek Barnett to a one-year deal, much to the dismay of the fanbase. Reddick is a huge addition to go after the quarterback alongside Josh Sweat. Even with these additions, the Eagles still need depth. Thomas is a game-wrecker and could fit into the rotation from day one. He’s a smooth bender with elite athleticism.
Round 3, Pick 83: Channing Tindall, LB, Georgia
It is very unlikely the Eagles go after a linebacker in the first round, as that is something they rarely ever do. After taking Thomas in the second, they finally turn their attention to a linebacker in the third round. Tindall was one of the big pieces to the national champion winning Bulldogs’ defense. He has gone under the radar with Nakobe Dean and Quay Walker being the higher known prospects. He could be a steal on day two and the Eagles would be vastly improved at linebacker.
For more on Tindall, check out our scouting report on him.
Round 3, Pick 101: Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State
The Eagles have to add depth to their offensive line to protect Jalen Hurts. They continue to get younger at the front five, and Andre Dillard has been consistenly mentioned as a potential trade piece for a while now. Walker was three-year starter at left tackle for the Nittany Lions and would be a nice depth and rotational piece behind Jordan Mailata on the depth chart. Even if Dillard isn’t moved anytime soon, he hasn’t exactly lived up to the hype.
Round 4, Pick 124: Kyren Williams, RB, Notre Dame
The Eagles love their elusive backs, with Boston Scott, Miles Sanders, and Kenneth Gainwell all on the roster. Adding a power back to the running back room would be the better move, but the Eagles opt to go for another back that ruins the fantasy value of the aforementioned Sanders and Gainwell. Williams is a similar back to Gainwell with his elite ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. Maybe if the Eagles have an embarssement of riches at running back, they will decide to finally use the run game properly. Sanders could wind as trade bait at some point, as well.
For more on Williams, check out our scouting report on him.
Round 5, Pick 154: J.T. Woods, S, Baylor
Speed. The Eagles love speed. Woods, the underrated counterpart to Jalen Pitre, certainly has that trait locked up as he ran a 4.36 40-yard dash at the combine last month. While at Baylor, he earned the reputation of a rangy playmaker and led the Big 12 with six interceptions in 2021. The senior is fifth in program history with 201 career interceptions. Woods would have a good shot at fitting right into the rotation from day one for the Eagles, with K’Von Wallace the current starting free safety.
Round 5, Pick 162: Romeo Doubs, WR, Nevada
The Eagles opt to give Hurts another weapon in the passing game. Doubs is one of the more underrated wideouts in this class. Last season, he caught 80 passes from Carson Strong for 1,109 yards and 11 touchdowns. Doubs has a number of solid traits that will help him win deep and has great body control to make contested catches. In year one, he will be more of a developmental reciever, but it adds solid depth for the Eagles.
For more on Doubs, check out our scouting report on him.
Round 5, Pick 166: Cole Turner, TE, Nevada
Dallas Goedert is one of the best tight ends in the league, and the Eagles locked him up for the next four years. But after the Zach Ertz trade last year, their number two tight end is Jack Stoll who was a fine blocker but only caught four passes as a rookie. Turner is a late round sleeper but to stick at tight end he will need to improve his blocking. He is actually a converted tight end, as he was a wide receiver in his first two seasons.
Round 7, Pick 237: Luke Goedeke, OT, Central Michigan
Philadelphia adds more depth to their offensive line, this time in a right tackle. They recently sent an offensive line coach to Central Michigan’s pro day to get a look at Goedeke and Bernhard Raimann. Godeke could also kick inside to the interior and provide depth along the offensive line.
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