Post Senior Bowl Eagles Mock Draft, Eagles Take a Wide Receiver
The 2022 Senior Bowl is in the books, while the game had some standout performers, the full week of practice is more impactful for the players and their draft status.
As we know the Eagles have 3 first-round picks in the April draft, with plenty of needs to fill.
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Lets take a look at the most recent mock draft over at CBS Sports, post Senior Bowl, to see some of the players the Eagles could have interest in on draft day.
First up at No. 15, the Eagles go with another wide receiver in the first-round, for the third year in a row, taking Arkansas wide out Treylon Burks.
Someone needs to help the city of Philadelphia forget about drafting Jalen Reagor over Justin Jefferson in 2020, and Burks can be that receiver. He's a yards-after-catch machine who would give Jalen Hurts, or whoever else starts under center in 2022, another explosive option alongside DeVonta Smith.
The 6'3, 225 pound wide receiver had 66 receptions for 1,104 yards with 11 touchdowns in 2021 for the Razorbacks.
Next up at No. 16, the Eagles land an edge rusher, taking Michigan's David Ojabo.
Derek Barnett is set to become a free agent, meaning the Eagles need another edge rusher. Ojabo would be an exciting replacement, especially if he continues his rapid ascension that included a breakout season playing opposite Hutchinson at Michigan. He and Josh Sweat would cause problems for NFC East quarterbacks.
The 6-foot-5, 233-pound Ojabo, would be a terrific pick in this spot after racking up 11 sacks in 2021.
With the last of the three picks, the Eagles do something they haven't done in 40 years, take a linebacker in the first-round. We all know that Jerry Robinson was the last linebacker they took in 1979, but if they landed Devin Lloyd at No. 19, Eagles fans could rejoice.
The Eagles' linebacker corps need to be better, so they opt for the rangy, versatile Lloyd to bolster the front seven. The Utah product excels in coverage, is a reliable tackler and can even rush the passer off the edge.
Lloyd skipped the Senior Bowl, but will sill be one of the top linebackers taken in the draft, after racking up 108 tackles, 31 pressures and eight sacks this season for Utah.