Philadelphia Eagles’ Three-Round Mock Draft Heavy on Defense
The Philadelphia Eagles added talent on both sides of the ball in The 33rd Team’s most recent three-round mock draft, including adding another wide receiver in the first-round.
The 33rd team is a website whose contributors are former NFL Executives and Coaches with over 550 combined years of experience in the NFL, including former Eagles team President Joe Banner.
The 33rd Team has Philadelphia selecting Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams with the No. 15 pick of the first round before taking LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. with pick No. 18.
Williams is 6-foot-2, 188 pounds and had a seller season for the Crimson Tide, catching 78 passes for 1,561 yards and 15 touchdowns, good for 19.9 yards per reception.
The Eagles pursued their game-changer two years ago with Jalen Reagor, and must go back to the well with this pick. Williams’ rare long speed changes the dynamics of this offense, giving them the deep ball threat they need.
The 33rd Team wrote that the Eagles could add Williams to give them a deep ball treat, with Jalen Reagor being a bust during his first two season.
He suffered a torn ACL in the National Championship game against Georgia, othrwise he would likely be the clear No. 1 wide receiver in this draft class.
Williams was a first-team All-American and made the All-SEC First-Team last year at Alabama.
As for Stingley Jr., who made his mark as a freshman with six interceptions and 15 passes defended, was a first-team All-SEC selection in 2019 and 2020, but was limited to three games in 2021 due to a Lisfranc injury.
We compared Stingley Jr. to Darius Slay in our report. Now we pair them. The Eagles draft arguably the most talented player in the draft while fulfilling a team need at CB2.
The 33rd team actually compares Stingley Jr. to current Eagles cornerback, Darius Slay, which would be a tremendous addition.
In Round 2, the Eagles add linebacker Quay Walker out of Georgia.
Quay Walker is the long, physical, and fast athlete in the middle the Eagles are looking for. After letting former captain Alex Singleton go into free agency, this is chance to fulfill a need with high-upside.
The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder is an name to keep an eye on as the draft gets closer. While many people are enamored by his Georgia teammate Nakobe Dean, Walker is starting to turn some heads and could be a nice find in Round 2.
With pick No. 83 in Round 3, the Eagles add more defense, taking safety Verone McKinley from Oregon.
The Eagles bolster their secondary even further by adding an instinctual safety with great ball skills. McKinley doesn’t have an ideal combination of size and speed, but he is a playmaker who constantly finds the ball.
McKinley (5'11/196), is was a playmaking safety for the Ducks, who played a lot of free safety, but can also line up in the box and cover opposing slot receivers.
Finally in Round 3, with pick No. 101, the Eagles add Western Kentucky edge rusher DeAngelo Monroe.
The Eagles continue to add to their defense. This time, they bring aboard a defensive end with pass rush upside. Malone can contribute on third down immediately.
Malone posted 11.5 sacks and 21.5 tackles for a loss for the Hilltoppers, while being named First-team CUSA and CUSA Defensive Player of the Year.
In all, the 33rd team has the Eagles adding four defensive players with their five picks in the first three rounds of the draft.