The Eagles are heading into an intriguing 2022 NFL offseason that includes three first-round picks, valuable salary cap space, and several different routes the franchise can choose to take.
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 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 exciting build-up to the April NFL Draft, and we’re adding to the fun with our second full seven-round 1.0 draft.
In this fictional draft in seven rounds using Professional football network simulated draft simulator, we’ve again avoided making trades in this build, opting to fully restock a roster that has holes on both sides of the ball, using seven of the 10 picks on high-level, highly versatile defensive players .
The Eagles will draft an edge rusher and after seeing the former Georgia State and Florida star dominate the Senior Bowl, Philadelphia could end up with the most talented pass rusher in the draft.
This defense needs help across the board, and the best value comes at linebacker, where the Eagles land an athletic and physical point guard in Dean, who was the most impactful player in a stacked Georgia defense.
London reminds a lot of people of Mike Williams coming out of Clemson. It’s almost impossible to knock him down, and he dominates 50-50 balls.
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 just what the Eagles defense needs to take the next step.
All the Bears are playing today. Jalen Pitre blowing up a screen with his instincts is no surprise. pic.twitter.com/aqI3SvOEL1
— Colt Barber (@Colt_Barber) February 5, 2022
Hall has a Jevon Kearse-like frame at 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds, and the Cougars have him lined up all over the defensive front.
A hard-hitting safety, Monday has posted 58 tackles and two sacks this season. He is best remembered for his 2019 Iron Bowl six-man pick against current New England Patriots starting quarterback Mac Jones in the Tigers’ win over Alabama.
Adding Monday and Pitre to the back now eliminates opposing tight ends feasting on Eagles linebackers.
A physical SEC cornerback who learned a professional style of play from Nick Saban, Jobe would adapt to Jonathan Gannon’s zone system and certainly make plays at the offensive point.
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.
A tone-setter at the offensive guard position, Shaffer would add to the Eagles’ elite depth.
Arryn Siposs started the season hot, but faded over time, end the season 24th in the NFL in average (43.9), 23rd in net average (38.7) and 25th in punts taken down inside 20 (17).