time2rock Posted July 1, 2021 Share Posted July 1, 2021 Eagles select a CB, OL, Edge, and S in Draft Wire's latest 2022 NFL mock draft Glenn Erby June 29, 2021 5:52 am ET As the Eagles prepare for the start of the 2021 NFL season, it’s never too early for projections and predictions about the 2022 draft class. Draft Wire’s Luke Easterling projected an early two-round mock draft, using the latest Super Bowl odds to determine the pick order: without projecting the Colts’ potential 1st round pick based on Carson Wentz’s production, the Eagles landed an A+ draft haul, highlighted by LSU star cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. The Eagles followed up with another All-American center at pick No. 20, followed by two-star defenders with their second-round picks. 4. Philadelphia Eagles Derek Stingley Jr. | CB | LSU Jan 13, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. (24) in action against the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff national championship game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports If the Eagles are picking this early again in 2022, then the Jalen Hurts’ experience at quarterback likely didn’t result in Philadelphia improving on their 4-11-1 record and last-place finish in the NFC East. Landing the No. 4 overall pick would put the Birds in a position to finally get a lockdown cornerback that can anchor the secondary for the next decade. After spending the first two years in Baton Rouge fine-tuning his skills, Stingley Jr. is playing for money and a spot in the top five of the 2022 draft process. 20. Philadelphia Eagles (from MIA) Tyler Linderbaum | OL | Iowa Dec 5, 2020; Champaign, Illinois, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes offensive lineman Tyler Linderbaum (65) hugs tight end Sam LaPorta (84) after scoring a touchdown during the first half against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports A former defensive tackle, Linderbaum has turned himself into an All-American center and the versatile offensive linemen would continue the Eagles retool along the offensive front. With Jason Kelce expected to retire at the season’s end, Linderbaum could transition to center or guard depending on what Philadelphia wants to do. Philadelphia Eagles Nik Bonitto | EDGE | Oklahoma Oct 10, 2020; Dallas, Texas, USA; Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Nik Bonitto (11) looks in over the line at Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) during the first quarter of the Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports Listed as an outside linebacker for the Sooners, Bonitto fits the mold of the Von Miller-style edge rusher, who can also effectively drop back in coverage. Bonitto operates as more of an edge rusher, and his nine sacks in 2020 led the Sooners, as he was college football’s most productive pass rusher, according to Pro Football Focus. 56. Philadelphia Eagles (from IND) Jordan Battle | S | Alabama Jan 1, 2021; Arlington, TX, USA; Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book (12) scrambles away from pressure by Alabama defensive back Jordan Battle (9) Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 in the College Football Playoff Semifinal hosted by the Rose Bowl in AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby-USA TODAY Sports Battle returned to school rather than test the draft waters and he’ll lead the Tides defense. Standing 6-foot-1, 210-pounds, Battled finished third on the Crimson Tide defense with 66 total tackles in 2020 and he can do it all on the backend. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/philadelphia-eagles-2022-nfl-draft-derek-stingley-jr-tyler-linderbaum/?utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR3zLqLtKFOMpXCmtQbk3bUWcHkvnhwhp8MwVRT9vaOV3c2F6bUCSU-s4F8 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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