This off-season for the Philadelphia Eagles feels like it was hit by a hurricane. First, Super Bowl-winning coach Doug Peterson and the organization agreed to separate. Then, they went through one of the most bizarre coaching searches. Pulling in coaches with little to no experience (Kellen Moore). Then they went the complete opposite with years of experience (Jason Garrett).
Finally, the Eagles hired Nick Sirianni. Sirianni is coming over from the Indianapolis Colts as their offensive coordinator. He did not call plays there. He did work closely with Head Coach Frank Reich.
Now we go into the quarterback circus with Carson Wentz. Last season they agreed to a long-term deal for a whole lot of money. And now the reports are that they are trying to move on from him. The Eagles did get good production from rookie Jalen Hurts at the end of last season. I know the draft is still some time away, but with all the uncertainty they can really go in any direction.
This draft was performed using The Draft Network mock machine.
Pick 6: Ja’Marr Chase-WR, LSU
Chase is the most complete WR in this year’s draft. He is the definition of a play-maker, which every QB is playing for the Eagles needs help in that position group. Chase will pair nicely with last year’s rookie Jalen Reagor.
Pick 38: Eric Stokes-CB, Georgia
Stokes has shown that he can play either man or zone press coverage. He doesn’t have elite speed but uses his vision and ball skills to make plays. Stokes could make a play for an outside starting position.
Pick 70: Chazz Surratt-LB, North Carolina
Surratt is still learning the position he was recruited as a QB and switch position. He is an exciting mix of size, speed, and tackling. Surratt could challenge for the starting outside LB this season.
Pick 151: Joshua Bledsoe-S, Missouri
Bledsoe is a hybrid defender who has played safety at a high level and shown he can play nickel corner. He Is not afraid to get his nose dirty and make tackles. Bledsoe can make the Eagles as the big nickel corner and the third safety.
Pick 155: Cordell Volson-OT, North Dakota State
Volson has experience starting three of his four-season in North Dakota. He has also played both left and right tackle. Volson could find his way on the roster as a swing tackle who could develop into a starter.
Pick 192: Jack Anderson-IOL, Texas Tech
Anderson has experience playing on both the right and left sides as a guard. That versatility will help Anderson possibly make the team or even practice squad.
Pick 220: Malcolm Koonce-EDGE, Buffalo
Koonce has experience playing in a down end and a standup edge. That will help him make the team as a rotational player for the defensive line.
Pick 228: Carlo Kemp-DT, Michigan
Kemp was primarily used as a one-gap defender at Michigan with a great first step. He needs to work on building up his strength. Kemp will be a practice squad guy how they can develop in a year or two.