Eagles Mock Draft: Two of Eagles Three First-Round Picks Are Locked In
With the NFL regular season in the books, the top half of the NFL Draft has been settled, with the first 18 picks locked in.
Now that the dust has settled on all the games, the Philadelphia Eagles will be picking twice in the Top 18, with pick 15 (from Miami) and 16 (from Indianapolis). They do of course still own their own pick, which gives them a total of three picks in the first-round.
So who might they take?
Here is the latest NFL mock Draft from Pro Football Focus:
15. David Ojabo | Michigan | Edge
After playing just 26 career snaps before this season, Ojabo broke out in a big way in 2021, racking up 42 pressures and earning an 86.9 pass-rushing grade. While he’s a project, he’s already progressing by leaps and bounds.
Ojabo would be a great compliment and replacement for Brandon Graham, whose future seems to be in some doubt after suffering a torn Achilles' in Week 2. While Graham has been productive in his post 30-aged seasons, racking up 16.5 sacks in the previous two years, but will be 34-years old coming off a major injury.
16. Ahmad Gardner | Cincinnati | Cornerback
Putting Gardner across from Darius Slay would be a dream scenario for the Eagles. This past year, Gardner allowed only 20 catches from 40 targets for 131 yards.
Steve Nelson had a good, nto great season across from Darius Slay, who had a tremendous season. Adding a player like Gardner would allow the Eagles to let Nelson walk without feeling there is a capable replacement.Gardner ended his college career without ever giving up a touchdown, and has great size (6'2/188) at the position.
19. Tyler Linderbaum | Iowa | Center
The comps to Jason Kelce are too obvious with how the undersized Iowa center flies across the field. The two-time highest-graded center in the FBS would make a ton of sense as Kelce’s heir apparent.
The future of Jason Kelce has been an offseason topic for the Eagles for the past few seasons, but they do have some in-house options. However, if they can get their hangs on Linderbaum, they might have another Kelce type of player for the next decade, if he is still available.
The No. 19 pick is still in flux and could chance based on what happens in the playoffs, but they Eagles will be definitely be picking No. 15 and 16 (as long as they don't make a trade) and that's a pretty good start to the offseason.