Breaking down most likely positions for Eagles in 1st round of draft


Breaking down most likely positions for Eagles in 1st round of draft originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

Howie Roseman has been the Eagles general manager since 2010 (minus the 2015 season) and has made 13 picks in the first round.

Because of his lengthy tenure, we have a lot of history to look back on. Here’s a look at how those 13 picks have broken down by position:

Edge: 4 (Brandon Graham 2010, Marcus Smith 2014, Derek Barnett 2017, Nolan Smith 2023)

DT: 3 (Fletcher Cox 2012, Jordan Davis 2022, Jalen Carter 2023)

OT: 2 (Lane Johnson 2013, Andre Dillard 2019)

WR: 2 (Jalen Reagor 2020, DeVonta Smith 2021)

iOL: 1 (Danny Watkins 2011)

QB: 1 (Carson Wentz 2016)

The Eagles enter this year’s draft with eight total picks but their prized pick is No. 22 overall. While the Eagles are never hesitant to trade up or down the board, they should have a chance to land a really good player even if they stay at 22.

Here’s a ranking of the least likely to most likely positions for the Eagles to use that first round pick on later this month:

14. Long snapper: Rick Lovato’s job is safe.

13. Punter: Nice 2023 season from Braden Mann.

12. Kicker: Are you mad that I included the specialists in this? Just get to it already.

11. Running back: The Eagles just paid Saquon Barkley on a huge contract. They might draft a running back at some points in this draft (that would make sense) but it won’t be in the first round. It seems highly unlikely that any team will take a running back in the first round of this class. There’s not even a running back in the top 50 prospect list from NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah.

10. Quarterback: There will be plenty of quarterbacks taken in the first round of this draft but the QB Factory is in good shape with Jalen Hurts, Kenny Pickett, Tanner McKee and Will Grier. Now, if there’s a quarterback on the board at 22 and another team comes calling, the Eagles would probably listen.

9. Safety: For all the talk about how the Eagles don’t take…

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Publish date : 2024-04-04 11:00:00

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