Eagles Take CB Kelee Ringo and RB Bijan Robinson in McShay’s Way-Too-Early Mock Draft
With the 2022 NFL Draft in the books, why not take a look ahead to the 2023 draft class?
Looking ahead to next year’s draft, ESPN’s Todd McShay thinks the Eagles, who own two picks, will look to bolster the secondary with their first round pick and add to the offense with the second of their first-round picks.
McShay used Super Bowl odds from Caesars Sportsbook to determine the 2023 draft order, giving the Eagles pick No. 12 (from Saints) and pick No. 19.
With 12th pick, McShay has Philadelphia gong back to Georgia and the SEC, taking cornerback Kelee Ringo. The cornerback sealed Georgia's National Championship win over Alabama with a pick-six of Bryce Young and returned it nearly 80 yards for a score.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound cornerback would join Jordan Davis and Naboke Dean as Bulldogs who are now in Philadelphia.
The Eagles made noise on the first day of this year’s draft, trading the 18th overall pick to the Tennessee Titans for wide receiver A.J. Brown, giving quarterback Jalen Hurts another weapon in the offense.
Well with the 19th pick, McShay is replacing running back Miles Sanders with Texas running back Bijan Robinison.
Zero running backs were taken in Round 1 this year, but I expect we'll return to seeing at least one come off the board on Day 1 next April. After going cornerback earlier, Philly could look to spark the run game here. At 6-foot and 214 pounds, Robinson is a unique talent both as a runner and receiver. He piled up 1,127 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns last season, but he also caught 26 passes for 295 yards and four more scores. Miles Sanders is entering the final year of his current deal, and the Eagles played their best football last season when they leaned on the run.
While its rare for a running back to go in the first round anymore, McShay lists Robinson as a unique talent and both a runner and receiver out of the backfield. Robinson ran for 1,127 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season, before a a dislocated elbow ended his season.
Sanders is in the final year of his deal and it would be a surprise if the Eagles decided to bring him back, plus the presence of 2021 draft pick Kenny Gainwell make his return unlikely in 2023.