Eagles round out their Draft with another defensive lineman

GREENVILLE, NC – NOVEMBER 07: Tulane Green Wave Defensive End Patrick Johnson (7) rushes during the first half of the College Football game between the Tulane Green Wave and the East Carolina Pirates on November 7, 2020, at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC.(Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire)

The NFL Draft is officially over for the Philadelphia Eagles. They end an explosive weekend with yet another defensive lineman in the way of Tulane’s Patrick Johnson.

The Eagles had little in the way of long-term security along the defensive front and that finally changes this weekend. Johnson is a project, but he’s one that comes with plenty of production. He had 10 sacks last season, ranking 2nd in FBS while racking up 14.5 tackles for loss.

While he’s technically an edge-rusher, the Eagles could assign him to their linebacker room for the time being, but the NFL website actually has his comparison as Derek Barnett, which is slightly ironic!

At 6’2, 240 lbs, he is again of a leaner frame which enables him to really shake up his methods of getting past opposing linemen. What he lacks in power, he makes up for in an array of pass-rushing moves. He could be a fun situational pass-rusher that fills out a new-look rotation and should safely cement last year’s trio as a returning group for 2021.

Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire