PFF: Eagles 2020 Draft Class Ranked in Bottom Half of NFL
It has been well documented that the Eagles have missed on some key areas for the draft. They have gotten little production from first-round picks going back to 2017.
The Eagles got very little production from their 2020 class even though they had a lot of rookie step on the field. Of the 10 players picks, Jack Driscoll might have had the biggest impact, getting valuable playing time at right tackle.
ESPN with the help of Pro Football Focus compiled a ranking of all 32 NFL teams based on the value of each 2020 draft class using the WAR metric.
The Eagles had 16 different rookies play in 2020, but none of them really stood out and made a major impact. Second-round pick Jalen Hurts showed some flashes when given the opportunity late in the year, but still has his fair share of struggles.
Coming in at No. 22 were the Philadelphia Eagles.
Philly had 16 rookies record a snap, but none made a major impact for the 4-11-1 Eagles. Second-round quarterback Jalen Hurts did lead a more efficient passing offense than Carson Wentz, but he still had his fair share of struggles with a 57.5 passing grade.
The rookie quarterback started the teams final four games, tossing six touchdowns and four picks.
As for their first-round pick, Jalen Reagor had an up-and-down season, dealing with various injuries. The team is hoping the new head coach Nick Sirianni can utilize Reagor's speed and get more big-plays from him in 2021.
Wide receiver Jalen Reagor battled through some bad quarterback play in his final season at TCU and went through the same in Year 1 as a rookie. At the same time, though, he didn't do much on his end, producing just a 64.2 receiving grade and 1.30 yards per route run.
The Eagles 2020 draft class ranked second in the NFC East in WAR rankings, with Washington having the best at No. 5, the Cowboys 24th, and the Giants at 27.
Washington's draft class was led of course by Chase Young.
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