The importance of the NFL Draft’s fourth round has been overlooked for quite some time. Great players have been selected here in the previous drafts, such as Asante Samuel, Darren Sproles, Kwon Alexander, Geno Atkins, among many more. Unfortunately, Howie Roseman has been on/off when it comes to the fourth round.
He’s drafted players like Brandon Boykin, Avonte Maddox, Josh Sweat, and Alex Henery, but has missed with players like Mack Hollins, Donnell Pumphrey, Matt Barkley, and Casey Matthews. Oh, don’t forget about Bachelorette star Clay Harbor as well!
This may be the year that Howie finally steers the ship in the right direction, with the team currently has three picks in the fourth at 127, 145, and 147. Here’s who may be available for them around that time:
WR Antonio Gandy-Golden
AGG is a player with a very high upside but a low floor. The question around him remains to be the level of competition that he’s faced in his college. While he shined in the Senior Bowl and surprised almost all of the scouts, Gandy-Golden could still find himself waiting in the 3rd or 4th round. His drops from 2018 have been a key weakness in the eyes of scouts as well as his ability to beat NFL defenders. On the upside, AGG is a phenomenal athlete with a huge catch radius. He has quick hands that really show up in tight windows, along with the ability to build up speed after the catch could make him a great target for Wentz and company, but he’ll need some polishing.
LB Logan Wilson
Logan Wilson could be a late-round steal for the birds. While they haven’t really addressed the Linebacker position for the last two years, Wilson could provide a glimmer of hope for the future. I personally think he’ll compliment a player like TJ Edwards. Wilson’s combine speed and game speed are on two different planets. He played with great instinct and has the potential to be a three-down back at MIKE or SAM. The best part of him is his ability to tackle, something the Eagles are greatly missing.
RB AJ Dillon
It’s not a mystery that the Eagles need a big back behind Miles Sanders and Boston Scott. Dillon can fit the mold very well as a 249-pound back who has good vision from the backfield. His ability to trust his blocks and absorb contact will be well suited in weighing down teams in the 4th Quarter.
S Antoine Brooks
The Eagles are valuing versatile safeties and corners more than ever now. Quite honestly, it was a big reason that they were able to defeat the Patriots back in 2017. Now with a loaded secondary, Brooks could add to the versatility. He relies heavily on his instincts and loves to find contact. Brooks is a very good open-field tackler and is always in good position while in pursuit.
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