The Philadelphia Eagles have traded the 16th, 19th, and 194th overall picks in the draft to the Saints in exchange for the 18th, 101st, and 237th overall picks along with a 2023 first overall pick and 2024 second overall pick.
For Philadelphia, this trade creates even more optionality than they originally had. Yes, they no longer hold three first round picks in this month’s draft, but they now have enough ammunition over the next two drafts that could help set them up for success down the line.
In this year’s draft, the Eagles still hold four picks in the top-100 along with the 101st overall pick in the third round. The Eagles still have ample ammunition to improve the roster and continue to fortify the foundation of the team in the present day.
With that, we present our the eighth edition of our TPB Philadelphia Eagles 7-Round Mock Draft by Pierrot Baptiste Jr.
Round 1 – Pick 15: Devonte Wyatt (DT), Georgia
Fletcher Cox is entering the last year of his deal. Javon Hargrave (who will likely be extended sometime soon) will be 30-years old after the conclusion of the 2022-23 season. Adding youth to the interior of the Eagles defensive line is key.
Philadelphia selects the talented Wyatt who provides a nice run stuffing and pass rushing combination to a defensive line room that needs an infusion of youth.
Wyatt is 6-foot-3 and 304 pounds. He has the strength and hand power to disengage blockers and he also possesses impressive lateral quickness that helps him beat blockers and penetrate and disrupt offenses.
Round 1 – Pick 18: Kaiir Elam (CB), Florida
The Eagles will need to add a cornerback opposite Darius Slay. With the 18th overall pick, they get their guy. Kaiir Elam is a nice sized physical corner. At 6-foot-1, 191 pounds, Elam has all the makings for a very good number two corner with number one upside.
While his play speed doesn’t quite match up to his 4.3 40 yard dash, he has the ability to run with receivers in off man coverage. But Elam is at his best when he’s allowed to be physical and use his length to impede against opposing wideouts. Elam excels when on an island in man coverage, partly because he has a treasure cove of experience. In zone coverage, Elam is an instinctive and fast processor.
Physicality is the name of the game for Elam though, whether in man coverage or zone coverage.
Pairing Elam with Darius Slay, who he shares a few measurables to, would create a nice developmental matrix for Elam.
Round 2 – Pick 51: George Pickens (WR), Georgia
The Eagles have looked to add a wide receiver all offseason.