What a wild first round of the 2019 NFL draft last night! The top 3 picks went in order as expected. Then, here comes Mike Mayock. He changed the landscape of the evening drafting Clelin Ferrell 4th overall. Intense War rooms led to phones ringing off hook, and resulted in 6 first round trades in the draft. One trade was made by the Philadelphia Eagles. Howie got on the phone with new Ravens GM Eric DeCosta and reached a deal to move up 3 spots to 22nd overall. The Eagles traded the 25th overall pick, a 4th round pick (#125), and a 6th round pick (#197) to select Andre Dillard, a mammoth offensive tackle from Washington State University.
As we enter day 2 of the draft, the Philadelphia Eagles will have 2 selections to make this evening. They select at 53rd and 57th overall in the second round. The second round is loaded with talent, and the Eagles should draft 2 players that’ll make an immediate impact on the field. Let’s dive into some position groups and see who’s available tonight for the Eagles
There are other positions that would be on my radar, but you can never discount Howie from adding talent to the trenches of the Philadelphia Eagles. Here are two players the Eagles could target if that’s the route they choose tonight.
Winovich plays with a blue collar, Philadelphia type of demeanor on the football field. Chase plays with a high motor, wears his heart on his sleeve, and is just a gritty football player. He played as an edge rusher but could be utilized in a linebacker role depending on which scout you’re speaking to about him. While he lacks length as an edge rusher, Winovich displays good speed and has an excellent first step. The 3rd team AP-All American plays a physical game of football and would fit nicely on the Eagles defense.
Jaylon Ferguson exhibits his best qualities as a run defender. Ferguson comes in with tremendous size and length. He may not be the most athletic guy on the field, but is very physical and uses his hands very well. Jaylon has an impressive wingspan, which helps him get in on tackles in the backfield. The Eagles could use his physicality in the trenches to be a force on opposing lines in the NFC East.
The safety position on the Eagles could use some depth as Malcolm Jenkins is not as young as he used to be. I think there’s an excellent value in the middle rounds for safety, and a position the Eagles could target in the second round.
Adderley comes from a football pedigree with his