The NFL Draft is fast approaching. We’re one day out from the biggest night of the NFL offseason. Here is our one and only 7-Round Philadelphia Eagles mock draft of the offseason by Pierrot Baptiste Jr.
Round 1 – Pick 10: Bijan Robinson (RB), Texas
Almost everything inside my head tells me Howie Roseman would never take a running back in the first round, let alone in the top 10. It’s almost unthinkable when you consider who Roseman is, his roster-constructing philosophy, and literally every piece of past information that we have about how Roseman thinks and goes about the business of football.
But if there was ever a time to do it, it’s now.
At the moment, the Philadelphia Eagles don’t have many (if any) glaring holes on the roster.
They just handed out the largest deal ever given to any player in NFL history to their 24-year-old signal caller, who just led them to a 14-3 record and the Super Bowl.
Make no mistake about it, Bijan Robinson is a SPECIAL player in every sense of the word.
The 5-foot-11, 215-pound running back is simply electric. He can do everything you need him to do. Inside runs, outside runs, running through defenders, pass protect, and catch the football out of the backfield. Robinson averaged 16.5 yards per catch last season.
He’s a three-down back in every sense of the phrase.
Howie Roseman spoke this past week meeting with the media and he said something that genuinely leads me to believe that Robinson is on his radar.
“The most important thing for us here is that we utilize this opportunity to get a unique player for our team,” Roseman said.
“If you start saying, ‘Hey, we can get a unique player, but it’s got to be this position,’ you really narrow your options right there.”
Robinson is as unique as he’ll get in this draft.
TRADE: Eagles send the 30th, 219th, 2024 4th Round Pick, and 2024 Vikings 5th Round Pick to the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for the 38th, 70th, and 144th picks in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Round 2 – Pick 38: Adetomiwa Adebawore (DT/EDGE), Northwestern
Throughout the draft process, one of the more common names linked to the Philadelphia Eagles has been Adetomiwa Adebawore.
Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline mentioned Adebawore as a name to monitor for Philadelphia.
“I’m told that Howie Roseman absolutely loves the guy.”
Adebawore possesses some enticing traits that make it understandable as to why Roseman could be infatuated with the 282-pounder.
With Adebawore, athleticism comes in bunches.
He ran a faster 10-yard split and 40-yard dash than former number-one overall pick, Travon Walker.
He ranked second among all players weighing 275 pounds or more in the broad jump (10′ 5″) and third with a 37.5″ vertical.
Adebawore has the versatility to play inside and out as a 3-technique and 5-technique pass rusher. Adebawore played 449 snaps as an EDGE rusher compared to 263 at defensive tackle.
On the field, Adebawore plays with an aggressiveness and motor that is a bit uncanny. He wins a lot with inside penetration and active hands.
Adebawore would be a natural fit next to Jordan Davis, also adding the ability to move outside if needed.
Round 2 – Pick 62: Sydney Brown (S), Illinois
The Philadelphia Eagles lost both Marcus Epps and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson in free agency. They added Terrell Edmunds and are bringing back former undrafted rookie free agent signing Reed Blankenship, but the room still needs attention.
Enter Sydney Brown.
The Syracuse product is a physical and instinctive defensive back. Brown flies to the football, evidenced by his six interceptions during the 2022 season.
Over his five seasons at Illinois, Brown amassed 320 total tackles, 10 interceptions, and 16 pass breakups.
He’s played in the slot and deep portions of the field as a split-field safety.
Brown also is impactful coming downhill and making tackles.
Brown would be a perfect fit in Sean Desai’s zone-heavy scheme that is likely to feature a heavy dose of one and two high-coverage shells.
Round 3 – Pick 70: Matthew Bergeron (OT), Syracuse
Philadelphia finally addresses the offensive line room and adds a dynamic talent in Matthew Bergeron. The six-foot-five 320-pound lineman possesses enticing measurables in the form of 33 3/4″ arms and 9 1/2″ hands.
On the field, Bergeron wins with leverage, body control, and mobility.
In the passing game, Bergeron struggles mightily to maintain his anchor and hand placement, but his strength is second to none. In the run game, however, Bergeron makes his money.
Bergeron is a candidate for a move to guard, due to his struggles to anchor in the passing game, but as far as traits are concerned, he checks all the boxes.
Athleticism, strength, length, and control. Bergeron has it in bunches.
He’d present Jeff Stoutland with his latest project who could develop into a promising piece. The Eagles lost Issac Seamulo in free agency and Lane Johnson isn’t getting any younger. Bergeron would give the Eagles a candidate to replace either.
Round 4 – Pick 100: Bryce Ford-Wheaton (WR), West Virginia
Traits, traits, and more traits is the story with Bryce Ford-Wheaton.
The six-foot-four, 221-pound wideout is a big-bodied mammoth of a man who wins with an ‘above the rim’ style of play. He isn’t as polished a route runner as you’d want him to be, but his ability to box out defenders and blend size with ball skills is enticing.
With the Eagles, Wheaton would be an explosive play threat who can also win down in the red zone due to the size mismatch he presents.
Round 5 – Pick 141: Will Mallory (TE), Miami
The Philadelphia Eagles have been a heavy 12-personnel team for quite some time. The six-foot-four Mallory would help to continue this trend with Dallas Goedert.
Mallory is a very crafty route runner at the position who also possesses sneaky good long speed. Mallory also impressively fights through contact after the catch.
Round 5 – Pick 144: Moro Ojomo (DT), Texas
The selection of Ojomo furthers a trend of selecting versatile and athletic prospects for the Eagles in this mock draft.
Ojomo played both inside and outside during his time at Texas. As a pass rusher or run defender, Ojomo possesses a quick first step that allows him to win the leverage battle early on by getting into offensive linemen at the point of attack.
He’s a disrupter.
Round 7 – Pick 248: Tommy DeVito (QB), Illinois
The Eagles added Marcus Mariota to their QB room this offseason but lost former backup, Gardner Minshew.
DeVito’s skillset somewhat mirrors Minshew’s in that he can keep the offense on schedule and rarely puts the ball in harm’s way. Where he differs is his arm strength and velocity on throws.
DeVito would compete with Ian Book for the third-string QB role.
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