What Is The Eagles’ Plan For The 2019 NFL Draft?
The 2019 NFL Draft starts this Thursday and the Eagles own three picks between 20 and 60 which is a great opportunity for the Philadelphia Eagles to load up with quality young talent. In 2018, the Eagles had 20 players spend time on Injured Reserve and five of those players have started games for the team over the last two seasons. The Eagles had nine different players start at Cornerback and seven different players start at Wide receiver last year, their focus is on improving their depth of talent heading into the 2019 season
NFL Network Analyst Brian Baldinger joined Harry Mayes and Eytan Shander on Monday discussing his perspective on what the Eagles are focusing on at the 2019 NFL Draft:
“I think (the Eagles) want a day one starter - They have (picks at) 25, 53, and 57; I think they would love to come away with a safety, an offensive lineman, and a guy who can start or at least rotate right away on the defensive line. I think those are immediate needs, but their philosophy of building around Carson (Wentz), they are never going to get very far away from that. So they have looked at all these wide receivers and even though they brought in DeSean Jackson, they wouldn’t go very far away from adding a receiver to that mix. I don’t think they will spend a first round pick on a running back, although Justice Hill (and) David Montgomery, those guys...are gonna be starting running backs in this league and even though they picked up Jordan Howard, I think they would like to get a young guy that they can start working in right away right now.”
Hear what Baldinger had to say about what other NFC East teams are looking to do in the 2019 NFL Draft, perspective on the top prospects, and more