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Needs for the 2022 draft

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Based on our roster's structure, the list of free agents and the age of our guys some of the needs are pretty obvious. 

Round 1 -

With 3 first round picks we fill the 3 most pressing needs. 

At corner we just don't have a CB2. Even if we sign Nelson or another corner before the season, a young top flight guy is a must. That's one of the 1st round picks. 

Then there's defensive end. Barnett and Sweat are free agents and BG is getting long in the tooth. DE is another of the first round selections.

Safety, although not valued highly by the Birds is another high priority need. McLeod, Adams, Harris, and James are all free agents. 

 

Round 2 - 

I think a TE2 is the pick here. We'll need a first line guy to back up Goedert

 

Round 3 - 

Still sticking with needs. We still need a big running back for short yardage and goal line.

We have numbers at corner but none are impressive so a corner is the pick here

Round 4 - 

Remember all of our safeties are free agents - another one here

Round 5 - 

A G/C. Although Dickerson appears to be Kelce's eventual replacement we'll still need an interior guy if Jason retires. 

Round 6 - 

The quarterback factory needs a developmental guy so it's QB3

Round 7 - 

If at first you don't succeed - try, try again. LB. 

 

 

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I like the thought put into this but I do disagree with TE in Round 2. I know this team has done that with Ertz and Goedert, but with all the holes this team has, it's a luxury pick to use another premium selection on a TE while Goedert is still young. Plus, Richard Rodgers has been decent as our TE2/3 whenever called upon. 

For whatever reason the Eagles don't use 1st round picks on safeties, maybe that changes, but I can see next year's 2nd round pick finally being used on one. I do agree that one of the 1st round picks will be used on a DL, and of course all of this is contingent on Hurts playing well enough that the Eagles don't look to use draft capital to trade for Deshaun Watson or move up in the draft.

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Don’t think it’s obvious, think it’s rather complicated. 
 

Sure the secondary is the position group that most desperately needs an influx of young talent, won’t argue that. But it could quickly be put on the back burner again if Hurts doesn’t prove to be good enough, neither Mailata/Dillard are capable starters, Eagles move on from Fletcher Cox. All 3 of those scenarios happening are fairly possible. DE looks like a strong 1st rd possibility with Graham set to retire any year now. Most important storyline is Hurts. If he plays well, Eagles have great job at rebounding from this hole quickly. If not, all that extra high draft capital will likely be used to secure a rookie QB or trade for a vet. 

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I agree with CB first. Our biggest need as of now for sure!

Can't have enough DE, and adding one in the first seems smart.

I actually like the Harris/McLeod combo at safety, so my third first would go to yet another WR for the X, so we have Smith at Y and Reagor in the Slot.

TE in the second has been a winning formula for us, so love it.

 

Then again, wouldn't be surprised if Wentz sucks or gets hurt - so I can very much see this third first to be a second when all is said and done.

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In order to not target QB in RD#1 means assuming Hurts is a franchise QB. I make no such assumption. If he turns out to be a great young QB who gets demonstrably better as pressure on him increases, then yes, I agree that CB is the primary target. If he doesn't prove to be the QB1 they need, then he's a backup and QB is the primary target. Beyond that, the OL, DE, S, WR, & RB groups look to me like they need additions. There are many needs on this incomplete team, but QB1 is the biggest question mark IMO.

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On 7/24/2021 at 9:39 AM, PoconoDon said:

In order to not target QB in RD#1 means assuming Hurts is a franchise QB. I make no such assumption. If he turns out to be a great young QB who gets demonstrably better as pressure on him increases, then yes, I agree that CB is the primary target. If he doesn't prove to be the QB1 they need, then he's a backup and QB is the primary target. Beyond that, the OL, DE, S, WR, & RB groups look to me like they need additions. There are many needs on this incomplete team, but QB1 is the biggest question mark IMO.

Haven't been by in a while. Logged in. Stayed. Like Van Wilder at class. 

I wonder what they'll do with Hurts. One thing they can do is stand on the "it was his first full season and we still have to evaluate" no matter how he does, not that I think he'll be horrible. 

Cornerback is loaded. That doesn't mean the Eagles will pick it, but from the film I've watched, I've already got four guys with 1st round grades and a fifth with a really early 2nd round grade in Josh Jobe that'll probably sneak his way in. 

Lots of edge rushers, but none with a 1st round grade for me. That said, it's summer scouting and I'm picky. 

I like the natural tools of Malik Willis from Liberty a lot. I think you have to break him down and build him back up to a certain extent. Has some poor habits. 

Some excellent linemen. I love Kenyon Green from A&M. I mean love the kid. 

They'll have a ton of guys that can fill positions of need, as you said. QB is always going to be where an NFL franchise looks though, I agree. 

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