Round 1, Pick 14 Gareon Conley CB Ohio State
Conley is the perfect fit in an attacking Jim Schwartz defense with the ability to play press man coverage, and the ability to step back and play zone. Conley is very versatile as he can cover the slot or the outside and is very good at making a play on the football. Conley has very good hips and turns his head to find the football. Conley would find his way into the starting lineup next to Jalen Mills.
TRADE: Eagles trade pick 43 and 270 to Browns for picks 52 and 108
Round 2, Pick 52 Adoree’ Jackson CB USC
Judging off of the Eagles pre-draft visits, the Eagles have been studying many of the CB’s expected to fall in the early second to mid second range. If the Eagles do make this trade with Cleveland, they still have the luxury to pick up a player like Jackson. Jackson’s height is the only negative that will limit him from being a 1st round selection and should be there at pick 52 for the Eagles. With two CB’s taken by the Eagles early, Roseman can now have fun finding some offensive playmakers.
TRADE: Eagles trade pick 99 and 139 to Vikings for pick 86
Round 3, Pick 86 Kareem Hunt RB Toldeo
Howie Roseman is not going to be able to wait until the 99th pick to make a selection. If he sees a talented offensive weapon sliding down a board or still available the Eagles will have to make a trade. Kareem Hunt fits. Hunt had a terrific showing at the senior bowl and rocketed his draft stock. He could be a very successful 3 down RB in the pros equally as talented as some of the RB’s there in the first 2 rounds.
Round 4, Pick 108 Taywan Taylor WR Western Kentucky
The Eagles just held Taylor for a visit and seemed to like his abilities as a true slot receiver. Could this mean the Eagles part ways with Jordan Matthews during the Draft? Not exactly. The Eagles will hold on to Matthews and let Taylor develop for a year. Taylor was a record-setting receiver at Western Kentucky who has dynamic speed and a great route running ability.
Round 4, Pick 118 George Kittle TE Iowa
If the Eagles do decide to take Kittle, they may have trouble keeping him active on game day with Ertz, Celek, and Burton at the helm. But Kittle would be the Eagles simply taking BPA (Best Player Available) at this point of the draft. Kittle is a very balanced TE who is very underrated and can both block and run a solid route tree.
Round 5, Pick 155 Dalvin Tomlinson DT Alabama
Tomlinson is a great run defender who can clog up his gap with the strength and technique he possesses. Coming from Alabama, Tomlinson has been up against top offensive line talent and been successful. With Beau Allen’s injury, the Eagles could find a solid rotational DT to replace him.
Round 6, Pick 194 Lorenzo Jerome S St Francis (PA)
Jerome had a great senior bowl which boosted his draft stock as he showed great instincts and ball skills. The local product could see his way onto a roster with a crowded Safety position. Jerome is very raw but with time, could be a very good rotational guy in the Eagles secondary.