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Philadelphia Eagles 2024 Mock Draft

The Philadelphia Eagles sure surprised everyone last year and not necessarily in a positive manner. After losing both coordinators post-Super Bowl appearances (Jonathan Gannon and Shane Steichen), it was a bit of a rollercoaster ride for the Philly faithful.

Some key departures included C Jason Kelce, DT Fletcher Cox, and Safety Kevin Byard-among others. I’m going to put my best Howie Roseman hat on and give a whirl at retooling this roster for the better.

Philadelphia Eagles 2024 Mock Draft

1-22: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

The Saban defense alum heads to the NFL with an elite ceiling: calm, collected, and high-level awareness are just a few descriptors of the cornerback. Per PFF, he gave up only TWO 30-plus yard receptions in two seasons at Alabama. The Eagles’ need to address their secondary is high and he has Philly written all over him. To have a chance to develop alongside Bradberry and Slay would elevate his future for many years.

2-50 (via New Orleans): Cooper Beebe, IOL, Kansas State

Based on Howie Roseman’s knack for building up his trenches on both sides of the ball, this selection at the 50th pick just makes sense. He would be a nasty presence in the interior offensive line-presumptively, at right guard. His physical presence and unrelenting effort deem Pick 50 overall a GREAT value.

2-53: Payton Wilson, LB, NC State

Despite the signings of both Devin White and Zack Baun in free agency, Wilson would be tough to pass on by day two of the draft. Both linebackers inked just one-year deals so considering the future talents at LB is paramount. Wilson is a playmaker who has freakish athleticism.

4-120 (via LA Rams): Brenden Rice, WR, USC

Jerry Rice greatness aside, this was a top target for Caleb Williams and the Trojans offense. Rice hauled in 45 catches for 791 yards and 12 touchdowns in the 2023 season at Southern California. He has a good size and is athletic to boot (hello 4.51 40!).

Adding a weapon like Rice paired with AJ Brown, Devonta Smith, and Devante Parker (signed via free agency) would open the playbook even more for Hurts and company.

5-161 (via Tampa Bay): Dadrian Taylor-Demerson, S, Texas Tech

This could be another fun addition to a needy secondary. Taylor-Demerson tested very well in Indianapolis at the Combine. After the loss of Kevin Byard (Chicago) and the injury history of both Blankenship and Brown, the Red Raider would have a chance to impact Fangio’s defense.

5-171: Nelson Ceaser, EDGE, Houston

The edge rusher out of the University of Houston is a promising gamble Philadelphia should consider later in round five. Ceaser recorded 43 tackles and 9.5 sacks in 2023 alone; so despite him being undersized in the NFL, if used correctly, can be an impact player.

5-172: Walter Rouse, OT, Oklahoma

Again sticking with the offensive and defensive lines, this would be crazy good value for Philly. He shined at the Shrine Bowl and scouts have praised both his character and his hands. Just to have peace of mind from a depth standpoint (injuries are inevitable), Rouse would be of good value. Without snagging one of the early-round OTs, I like this at 172.

6-210:Cody Schrader, RB, Missouri

Is running back a dire need for Philly? Of course not. The signing of Saquon Barkley surely stifled any panic on the ground. Joining forces with both Barkley and Gainwell would be a welcomed sight. Schrader is a shifty guy who can also pick up blitzes. To hitch a decisive runner in round six isn’t so bad!

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