Seven-round NFL Mock Draft: Eagles turn heads with big-time trades

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Chris’s Eagles Mock Draft

Usually, when you do a mock draft, you’re adhered to your own fantasies in making picks. Like when I yell at you all about whether a player I like will be there in the sixth round or not when you all claim he’ll be taken in the first. Leave my fantasies alone.

Anyway, I was lucky enough to be asked to take part in a 32 team-32 manager mock draft where each team is managed by someone who covers that team. So the board is dictated by what other people feel their respective teams need/will do at their respective picks. Obviously, I took over the Eagles

In this mock, which is definitely my last… no not like the last mock where I said it was my last… maybe… I will do my best to provide you with a storyline-type feel with some humor, sadness, and pain.

First Round

Ok, let’s do this. Let’s see.. ok Lawrence goes one, Wilson goes two.. obviously.. ok who’s this SF guy going to take? Oh.. Fields, huh? Good pick. WHOA Washington trades up to 4 to grab Lance?!

Team 1 Picks/Players traded to team 2 Team 2 Picks/Players traded to team 1
Atlanta 4, 2022 4th, 2023 5th Washington 19, 51, 82, 2022 1st & 2nd 2023 1st & 3rd
  Team Player Selected
1 Jacksonville QB Trevor Lawrence
2 NY Jets QB Zach Wilson
3 San Francisco


QB Justin Fields
4 Washington QB Trey Lance Jr.

Jeez, I need to make a move here. Let me call up Sir Purr:

Hey Carolina? Yeah.. it’s me.. the better Howie. Listen.. you guys have Mr. Mono now.. looks like you can still grab a tackle you like at 12 and you could also get an elite pass catching tight end who’s buddy is CMC. Yeah, exactly. Anyway, how about Ertz, 12, and 84 for 8 and let’s say.. 151? Yeah?! Hot diggity. Ok now wait.. before we confirm this I need you to know this is contingent on Pitts making it to 8. Still good? Ok call ya back in a bit.

5 Cincinnati WR Ja’Marr Chase

Uh oh.

6 Miami


TE Kyle Pitts


Hey.. yeah. Sorry. No can do.

Let’s see how the rest of these picks go..

7 Detroit LT Penei Sewell
8 Carolina LT Rashawn Slater
9 Denver OLB Jealan Phillips
10 Dallas CB Patrick Surtain II
11 NY Giants WR Jaylen Waddle

Alllllright well then. Let’s see. Now the Eagles will have to face Trey Lance as he throws to McLaurin and Samuel, the Giants just added Waddle to Golladay, Slayton.. wait what?

Giants Darius Slayton Detroit Pick 112

Well, I guess Mr. Gettleman didn’t think he needed Slayton anymore with Waddle in the fold. Waddle and Golladay still form an elite duo and Shepard is no slouch. No need to talk about the Cowboys’ embarrassment of weapons. Time to save the secondary of the Philadelphia Eagles. Let’s do this:

12 Philadelphia


CB Jaycee Horn

Just need to get someone who is an “alpha” in the secondary who isn’t named Darius Slay. Slay desperately needs a counterpart who can back up the talk. Horn is that dude. We can grab a WR later on in this deep class. Maybe we can move up? I don’t know.. let’s see how the rest of the first plays out.

13 LA Chargers LT Christian Darrisaw
14 Minnesota LB Micah Parsons
15 New England WR DeVonta Smith
16 Arizona CB Greg Newsome Jr.
17 Las Vegas LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
18 Miami LB Zaven Collins
19 Atlanta RB Najee Harris

Joe Douglas from the top rope?

Chicago Pick 20 Jets 23, 107
20 Jets LG Alijah Vera-Tucker

Wow. Jets get their elite guard to help protect Broadway Zach. Wait… MORE TRADES!

Chicago 23, 83 Baltimore Orlando Brown Jr., 104
Indianapolis Pick 21 New Orleans 28, 98, 2022 3rd

To explain the above: Chicago took the 23rd pick they received from the Jets and sent it to the Ravens for STUD left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. This gives the Ravens two firsts coming up. New Orleans traded up to 21, paying a bit of a premium, to take a chance on possibly the best CB in the draft if he wasn’t hurt.

21 Saints (Via IND) CB Caleb Farley
22 Tennessee WR Rashod Bateman
23 Ravens RT Teven Jenkins
24 Pittsburgh LT Samuel Cosmi
25 Jacksonville


Edge Kwity Paye
26 Cleveland LB Jamin Davis
27 Baltimore Edge Azeez Ojulari
28 Panthers DT Christian Barmore
29 Green Bay CB Eric Stokes
Indianapolis 28, 127 Carolina 39, 113, 151

Looking at how the next nine picks go, I immediately sprint to the phone:

Hey guy playing Brandon Beane, what’s your thought on the potential of Allen and Ertz? Yeah you like that huh? Let’s work something out here. Your EDGE guys are gone. Looking past your pick, I don’t think anyone will grab a corner. So why don’t we help each other out here? Hmm.. sounds like a pretty good proposal. It’s a deal. Man, that was easy. Hey.. can you throw in some wings too? Hello?

Buffalo 30, 93, 213, 2022 4th Philadelphia 37, 84, 123 & TE Zach Ertz

Time to make this an Eagles first-round to remember:

30 Philadelphia Via Buffalo WR Terrace Marshall
31 Kansas City LT Liam Eichenburg
32 Tampa Bay OLB Joseph Ossai

If the Eagles come out of the first with Horn and Marshall would be an absolute slam dunk of a start to the draft weekend and would allow Howie about five minutes of freedom from Anti-Roseman tweets.

One other trade from the first round
Jacksonville 106, 170 Tampa Bay OJ Howard


Second Round

With no second-round pick due to the trade, I was forced to watch how the round played out:

34 Patriots QB Mac Jones
35 Atlanta S Trevon Moehrig
36 Miami


RB Javonte Williams
37 Buffalo CB Asante Samuel Jr
38 Cincinnati OT Alex Leatherwood
39 Colts LT Dillon Radunz
40 Denver LB Baron Browning
41 Detroit LB Nick Bolton
42 NY Giants EDGE Jayson Oweh
43 San Francisco CB Ifeatu Melifonwu
44 Dallas S Richie Grant
45 Jacksonville


RB Travis Etienne
46 Jets DE Gregory Rousseau
47 LA Chargers CB Tyson Campbell
48 Las Vegas WR Rondale Moore
49 Arizona LB Jabril Cox
50 Browns EDGE Carlos Basham Jr
51 Atlanta C Creed Humphrey
52 Chicago TE Pat Freiermuth
53 Tennessee WR Elijah Moore
54 Indianapolis EDGE Joe Tryon
55 Pittsburgh C Landon Dickerson
56 Tampa Bay DT Levi Onwuzurike
57 Seattle OT Jalen Mayfield
58 Baltimore WR Dyami Brown
59 Dolphins C Quinn Meinerz
60 New Orleans LB Cameron McGrone
61 Buffalo RG Wyatt Davis
62 Green Bay LB Pete Werner
63 Vikings DE Ronnie Perkins
64 Rams LB Dylan Moses
Seattle 56 Tampa Bay 64, 137, 170
Miami 50, 156 Cleveland 59, 91
Seattle 64, 137 Rams 57, 209
Kansas City 63 Vikings 78, 125, 143

Third Round

65 Jacksonville S – Jevon Holland
66 NY Jets CB Kelvin Joseph
67 Houston EDGE- Payton Turner
68 Atlanta DE-Quincy Roche
69 Cincinnati DE Patrick Jones

I was able to keep the 70th pick after that trade, which may not happen in real life but whatever. Looking back at the picks prior to this, there was a big run on offensive linemen, defensive ends, and linebackers, all of which are positions of need. Do I reach for one of those positions?

Ready to yell at me?

70 Philadelphia TE – Brevin Jordan

The Eagles have just traded Ertz. Dallas Goedert is kind of, sort of, definitely injury prone. Ok, sorry, I really don’t like that term. He’s prone to nicks and bumps that cause him to not play more than 66% of snaps in a season and only 54% in 11 games last year. Better?

Brevin Jordan is Ertz and Goedert in one. While he’s no Kyle Pitts, he’s a hell of an “F” tight end who can still stay in line and block. Imagine Zach Ertz but with knowledge of YAC. Yeah.

Now, after you stop screaming at your screen, look how the rest of the round until our next pick plays out:

71 Denver RT Spencer Brown
72 Detroit WR- Amon-Ra St. Brown
73 Carolina CB Elijah Molden
74 Washington


WR- Tylan Wallace
75 Dallas DT-Alim McNeil
76 NY Giants OL-Trey Smith
77 New England


77 LA Chargers S – Ar’Darius Washington
78 Kansas City DE Janarius Robinson
79 Las Vegas


CB- Benjamin St.Juste
80 Packers C Josh Myers
81 Miami RB Michael Carter
82 Atlanta LB Monty Rice
83 Baltimore DT Daviyon Nixon
84 Buffalo DB Hamsah Nasrildean
85 Tennessee CB Paulson Adebo
86 NY Jets
OT Walker Little
87 Pittsburgh CB Aaron Robinson
88 LA Rams OLB Jordan Smith
89 Kansas City WR Nico Collins
90 Minnesota


OT Brady Christensen
91 Miami LB Chazz Surratt
92 Las Vegas DE Dayo Odeyingbo

Admittedly, this fell how I wanted it to.

Again, you’ll probably yell at me but WHATEVER:

93 Philadelphia DL Milton Williams

Williams is an athletic FREAK who can play EDGE and he can kick inside and play from the interior. He ran a 4.62 40 with a 6.87 3 cone (both ELITE). He had 108 tackles over the last two seasons from the defensive line. He’s an excellent run defender (hello, Eagles were bad last year at this) and very good at rushing the passer. Excuse me for believing a player like that belongs on a defensive line with aging veterans and not ‘always healthy’ players.

Rest of the third:

94 Cleveland WR D’Wayne Eskridge
95 Tampa Bay LG Aaron Banks
96* New England OT Jackson Carmen
97* LA Chargers TE Hunter Long
98* Indianapolis TE Tommy Tremble
99* Dallas OT Stone Forsythe
100* Tennessee G/C Kendrick Green
101* Detroit


S Jamar Johnson
102* San Francisco OT D’Ante Smith
103* Bills DT Tyler Shelvin
104* Chicago WR Jaelan Darden
105* New Orleans WR Amari Rodgers

Fourth Round

Me trying to get in touch with teams about trading back into the fourth round while offering Andre Dillard. No luck.

Fourth round:

106 Buccaneers
via OJ Howard
DT Bobby Brown
107 Chicago CB Ambry Thomas
108 Atlanta CB Shaun Wade
109 Houston WR Chatarius Atwell
110 Cleveland


DL Osa Odighizuwa
111 Cincinnati DT Marvin Wilson
112 NY Giants via Detroit (Slayton trade) iDL Tommy Togiai
113 Indianapolis CB Keith Taylor
114 Denver DB Trill Williams
115 Dallas WR Cornell Powell
116 Green Bay via NY Giants RG Ben Cleveland
117 San Francisco DS Tyree Gillespie
118 LA Chargers EDGE Patrick Johnson
119 Minnesota QB Davis Mills
120 New England CB Tay Gowen
121 Las Vegas QB Kellen Mond
122 Jets WR Anthony Schwartz
123 Rams IOL David Moore
124 Washington S Caden Sterns
125 Kansas City LB Derrick Barnes
126 New Orleans DT Jaylen Twyman
127 Carolina vi IND S Andre Cisco
128 Pittsburgh RB Kenneth Gainwell
129 Seattle DT Jay Tufele
130 Jacksonville


OT James Hudson
131 Baltimore OG Deonte Brown
132 Cleveland CB Robert Rochell
133 Baltimore Edge Hamilcar Rashed jr.
134 Minnesota


TE Kenny Yeboah
135 NY Giants S/LB Talanoa Hufanga
136 Kansas City WR Seth Williams
137 Rams RB Trey Sermon
138* Dallas TE Tre’ McKitty
139* New England S Richard LeCounte III
140* Pittsburgh EDGE- Elerson Smith
141* LA Rams WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette
142* Green Bay DB Israel Mukuamu
143* Kansas City DB JaCoby Stevens
144* Kansas City DB Zech McPhearson

Fourth round trades:

Giants 116, 196 Green Bay 135, 173, 256
Tennessee 126 New Orleans 133, 255
Tennessee 133 Baltimore 171, 210, 2022 7th round pick

Fifth Round

145 Jacksonville S/LB – Devine Deablo
146 NY Jets RB – Chuba Hubbard
147 Houston QB Kyle Trask
148 Atlanta WR Sage Surratt
149 Cincinnati OT Landon Young

Close your eyes. Wait.. read this first because you can’t read with your eyes closed. The Eagles drafting a weapon like Antonio Gibson. The Eagles not having Greg Ward in the slot or on screens or on punt returns. Ok, now close your eyes and envision it. Do you see it? I do.

150 Philadelphia RB/WR Demetric Felton

Felton is more of that “watch the damn film” type of player because if you look at his Pro Day numbers, you’ll come away unimpressed.

He has the second most 15 yard catches since 2019 among RBs (17) and has the third most YAC among RBs in that span as well (739). He models his game after Alvin Kamara (without the whining) and he’s been compared to the Patriots’ James White and former Eagles’ great Brian Westbrook in terms of his versatility. The Eagles could use a guy like that not named Boston Scott.

Rest of the fifth:

151 Indianapolis S James Wiggins
152 Denver NT Tedarell Slaton
153 Detroit EDGE Malcolm Koonce
154 NY Jets


LB/S Tony Fields
155 San Francisco EDGE Cameron Sample
156 Cleveland S Joshua Bledsoe
157 Minnesota WR Simi Fehoko
158 Houston


LB K.J. Britt
159 LA Chargers OL Robert Hainsey
160 Arizona OG Sadarius Hutcherson
161 Rams LB Garrett Wallow
162 MIA EDGE Shaka Toney
163 Washington LB Charles Snowden
164 Chicago QB Jaime Newman
165 Indianapolis EDGE Chris Rumph II
166 Tennessee CB Tre Brown
167 Las Vegas


DL Jordan Scott
168 Minnesota


S Damar Hamlin
169 Cleveland


IOL Drake Jackson
170 Seattle via TB
via OJ Howard
CB Camryn Bynum
171 Tennessee EDGE Rashad Weaver
172 San Francisco WR Dez Fitzpatrick
173 NY Giants via Green Bay WR Josh Palmer
174 Buffalo TE/WR Jacob Harris
175 Kansas City IOL Drew Dalman
176 Tampa Bay OT Tommy Doyle
177* New England WR Shi Smith
178* Raiders S Darrick Forrest
179* Dallas LB Justin Hilliard
180* San Francisco DE Victor Dimukeje
181* Cleveland EDGE Jonathon Cooper
182* Atlanta RB Pooka Williams
183* Atlanta DT Malik Herring
184* Baltimore CB Kary Vincent jr.

Me to the other GMs after they never responded to my requests about trading back into the fifth:

Fifth round trades:

Raiders 162 Dolphins (X) 2022 5th & 6th round picks

Sixth Round

185 LA Chargers WR – Josh Imatorbhebhe
186 NY Jets DL – Darius Stills
187 Atlanta OT Dan Moore Jr.
188 New England RB Kylin Hill

Good news! The player I would’ve drafted to the Eagles in the fifth if the other GMs wouldn’t have ignored my calls is still on the board! Bad news: you’ll probably hate it.

189 Philadelphia RB Chris Evans

No, not that Chris Evans. The running back. Yes, ANOTHER RUNNING BACK. Sue me.

5’11”, 211 lbs, and runs a 4.48 WITH A 1.57 10 YARD SPLIT. That’s some serious burst. You don’t think the Eagles could use a back like that behind Miles Sanders?

While the Colts had one clear back last year, Sirianni was able to use a receiving back (Hines) and a bigger back (Wilkins) to supplement Taylor’s production.

Now imagine the Eagles lead back (Sanders) with a receiving back (Felton) and a bigger back (Evans). Yeah, I’m turned on too. What?

I know Jordan Howard was just signed, lower your voice. But he was literally contemplating retirement because his market was so barren before being signed and we can’t keep hoping Boston Scott pretends every team is the New York Giants. The Eagles need a different support system behind Miles Sanders.

190 Cincinnati EDGE William Bradley-King
191 Denver S Christian Uphoff
192 Dallas CB Nahshon Wright
193 Carolina CB Rodarious Williams
194 San Francisco RB Khalil Herbert
195 Houston WR Tyler Vaughns
196 Green Bay DT Marlon Tuipulotu
197 New England CB Mark Gilbert
198 LA Chargers CB Deommodore Lenoir
199 Minnesota K Evan McPherson
200 Las Vegas TE Noah Gray
201 NY Giants LB Isaiah McDuffie
202 Cincinnati EDGE Daelin Hayes
203 Houston RB Jermar Jefferson
204 Chicago WR Tamorrion Terry
205 Tennessee OT Larnel Coleman
206 Indianapolis WR Trevon Grimes
207 Kansas City TE/P Zach Davidson
208 Chicago S Reed Blankenship
209 Seattle WR Austin Watkins
210 Tennessee K Jose Borregales
211 Cleveland TE Briley Moore
212 Houston IOL Jack Anderson

Time to pick at 213 after the Ertz trade to Buffalo.

Want to know the owner of the most QB pressures in the draft?

213 Philadelphia EDGE Tarron Jackson


18 sacks over the last two seasons, 188 tackles in his four years, 42 tackles for loss. The dude produces.

While he’s on the shorter side (6’2″) of EDGE rushers, his 33-inch arms will help make up for it. He does need to put on some weight to be able to sustain on the edge, he’s 260 now and he’d probably need to get up to 270-280, he has all the tools a defensive line wants in a developmental rusher.

214 Green Bay WR Cade Johnson
215 Tennessee TE John Bates
216 Pittsburgh TE Tony Poljan
217* Tampa Bay WR Marquez Stevenson
218* New Orleans WR Frank Darby
219* Atlanta S Paris Ford
220* Raiders DE Chauncey Golston
221* Chicago CB Nate Hobbs
222* Carolina IOL Michal Menet
223* Arizona WR Dazz Newsome

Back to back up next, no not you Drake.

224* Philadelphia C Jimmy Morrissey

An intelligent, under-sized center prospect in the sixth round? Does he also have a beard? No? Maybe we can send him some growth oil.

Morrissey is definitely a work in progress, but his smoothness at the position is so Jason Kelce-like its scary.

From Jordan Reid of the Draft Network, from 2010-2019 there are 23 offensive linemen who had a 20-yard shuttle of 4.47 or better. 20 of those OL started 85% or more games in their careers.

One of the four to test out that well this year? Jimmy Morrissey. He’s a four-year starter, All-ACC player, and he’s been mocked as high as third round by some experts. He’s the perfect heir to Kelce.

225* Philadelphia CB Tre Norwood

Another “watch the damn film” guy. Norwood’s testing was poooooooor but when you put on the film you’ll wonder why he’s not being discussed more.

In 2020, a season after tearing his ACL, he played in 10 games, starting five, and had five interceptions out of the nickel position. While the Eagles have Avonte Maddox there (and maybe Cre’Von? has he re-signed? No?), they can use some depth (*whispers* and better players) at the position.

Norwood could be the steal of this draft if his health continues to trend upward post ACL surgery, as it did in 2020.

Final three picks of sixth:

226* NY Jets CB Bryce Thompson
227* Dallas RB Elijah Mitchell
228* Chicago OT Jaylon Moore

Seventh Round

229 New Orleans QB Felipe Franks
230 San Francisco CB DJ Daniel
231 Miami NT Khyiris Tonga
232 Tennessee RB Jaret Patterson
233 Denver RB Rhamondre Stevenson

Hear me out. Another wide receiver.

234 Philadelphia WR Dax Milne

Which receiver helped Zach Wilson become the second overall pick? Dax Milne. Highest passer rating while being targeted in single coverage? Dax Milne. Third best drop percentage at 2.8%? Dax Milne.

Who has an issue with beating coverage and dropping passes? The Eagles.

Yes, after the first picks we have a WR room of Marshall, Reagor, Ward, Fulgham, Hightower, Watkins, JJAW, and even Felton. But adding someone like Milne this late in the draft is way too good to pass up.

Sirianni may convince Howie it’s time to let go of his love child JJAW and Greg Ward may finally show that he’s not worthy of a roster spot (Sorry Greg, I still love you. Sign my Houston Cougars jersey?)

Milne’s route running will make Sirianni forget all about the term “banana routes”.

235 Cincinnati K Riley Patterson
236 Rams CB Rachad Wildgoose Jr.
237 Denver CB Olaijah Griffin
238 Dallas CB/KR/PR/ST Avery Williams
239 Houston LB Paddy Fisher

Last pick, make it count “Howie”:

240 Philadelphia QB KJ Costello

Atta boy.

Rest of seventh:

LA Chargers Edge Joshua Kaindoh


New England EDGE Adetokundo Ogundeji
Arizona S Tariq Thompson
Washington OT Josh Ball
Pittsburgh S Jamien Sherwood
Washington CB Bryan Mills
Arizona LB Riley Cole
Indianapolis LB Grant Studard
Minnesota CB Marco Wilson
Seattle LB Ernest Jones
Tampa Bay RB Javian Hawkins
LA Rams CB Thomas Graham Jr.
Denver TE Quinton Morris
Tennessee LB Buddy Johnson
NY Giants RB Gerrid Doaks
Cleveland RB Spencer Brown
Miami QB Sam Ehlinger
Tampa Bay WR T.J. Vasher

Seventh round trades:

Jaguars 249 Vikings 2022 6th round pick
Houston 233 Broncos 239, 2022 7th round pick

Possible UDFA:

Pro Wells – TE

Shaun Beyer – TE

Brendan Jaimes – OT

Foster Sarell – OT

Robert Jones – IOL

Tuf Borland – LB

Bryce Thompson – CB

Brady Breeze – S

Again, BEFORE YOU YELL AT ME, remember that every pick was made by someone who covers that specific team. So save your “hE wOn’T bE tHeRe” for the other writers.

K, thanks vote for me.

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