The Eagles made another bold move on day 2 of the NFL Draft as another fan favorite fell onto their lap but the team decided against it. If you truly follow the Eagles then you know they never draft a LB high, no matter the LB available. This was apparent in round 2 when the team drafted Cam Jurgens.
While they still can find a way to trade up and go after a Dean, Harris, or Muma; the Eagles made the right move. The team is focusing on the best player available and big positions of need. With the additions of Haason Reddick and Kyzir White, they may feel comfortable enough to not reach for a linebacker.
At 51 overall the Eagles selected Nebraska Center Cam Jurgens to be the heir of Jason Kelce’s throne. The team drafted Landon Dickerson last year in the 2nd round as well as they continue to show that the strength of the franchise comes from within the trenches.
Jurgens is quick on his feet with the needed athleticism to be in this offense. With how the Eagles have used Kelce over the years, this pick makes a ton of sense going forward. The focus continues to be on building for the future while helping the now.
Jurgens is needed depth for now in case of an injury to Kelce but with the looming retirement for next season, Jurgens gets a full year to be mentored by one of the greatest to ever do it in Jason Kelce.
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