The Eagles are heading off into an intriguing 2022 NFL offseason that features three-first round picks, valuable salary-cap space, and several different routes the franchise can choose to follow.
If Jalen Hurts is the quarterback for at least the next calendar year, then Philadelphia could choose to build around the quarterback, they could push a first-round pick back to 2023 where the quarterback will be much more talented, or they could all-in on a player like Russell Wilson or DeShaun Watson.
It’ll be an interesting lead-up to April’s NFL draft and we’re adding to the fun with our second full seven-round mock draft 1.0.
In this seven-round mock draft using Pro Football Network’s mock draft simulator, we again avoided making any trades in this version, choosing to fully restock a roster that has holes on both sides of the ball, utilizing seven of the 10 picks on high-profile and highly versatile defensive players.
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The Eagles are going to draft an edge rusher and after watching the former Georgia and Florida State star dominate the Senior Bowl, Philadelphia could end up with the most talented pass rusher in the draft.
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This defense needs help at every level, and the best value comes at linebacker, where the Eagles land an athletic, physical playmaker in Dean, who was the most impactful player on a stacked Georgia defense.
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London reminds a lot of people of Mike Williams coming out of Clemson. It’s almost impossible to overthrow him, and he dominates 50-50 balls.
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If Howie Roseman can’t lure Tyrann Mathieu to Philadelphia via free agency, then Pitre would be the next best thing.
A versatile safety who can cover in the slot, Pitre is exactly what the Eagles defense needs to take the next step.
All the Bears making plays today. Jalen Pitre blowing up a screen with his instincts isn’t surprising. pic.twitter.com/aqI3SvOEL1
— Colt Barber (@Colt_Barber) February 5, 2022
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Hall has a Jevon Kearse-like frame at 6-foot-6, 275 pounds, and the Cougars lined him up everywhere along the defensive front.
A hard-hitting safety, Monday posted 58 tackles and two sacks this season. He’s best remembered for his 2019 Iron Bowl pick-six off current New England Patriots starting quarterback Mac Jones in the Tigers’ win against Alabama.
Adding Monday and Pitre to the backend now eliminates opposing tight ends feasting on Eagles linebackers.
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A physical SEC cornerback who learned a pro-style of play from Nick Saban, Jobe would fit Jonathan Gannon’s zone system and would definitely make plays at the point of attack.
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Krull broke out in his final season of college football, catching 38 passes for 451 yards and six touchdowns as Pickett’s top tight end at Pitt.
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A tone-setter at the offensive guard position, Shaffer would add to the Eagles elite depth.
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Arryn Siposs started the season off hot, but faded down the stretch, finishing the season 24th in the NFL in average (43.9), 23rd in net average (38.7), and 25th in punts downed inside the 20 (17).