Eagles Draft: Ranking the best and worst 6th-round picks

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 07: Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (62) looks on during the game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Philadelphia Eagles on November 7, 2021 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

The 2023 NFL Draft is just weeks away and the Philadelphia Eagles are busy trying to find the next crop of talented young players to continue to enhance their title window.

For general manager Howie Roseman, the draft will be a key part in continuing to improve on a team that represented the NFC in the Super Bowl last year. And while recent top picks have certainly worked out, recent history hasn’t always been kind to the Eagles’ GM.

Today, we go over the picks Roseman has hit, missed, and secretly nailed throughout the sixth round.

Best Pick: Jason Kelce

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Philadelphia Eagles’ Brandon Graham, Lane Johnson, Howie Roseman, Fletcher Cox and Jason Kelce celebrate after the NFC Championship NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Philadelphia. Roseman, the once-exiled executive who was cast aside for Chip Kelly for a year, returned to lead the Eagles to the franchise’s only Super Bowl title is back again after hitting rock bottom in 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Duh.

There will never be a debate on who the best sixth-round pick is in Eagles’ history. Five first-team All-Pro nominations, six pro bowls, a Lombardi Trophy, and the architect of changing the center position in all of the NFL. The Eagles hit an absolute home run with the selection of Jason Kelce. He has become the face of the franchise and one of the greatest Philadelphia sports athletes of all time.

Worst Pick: Prince Tega Wanogho

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 01: Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman chat during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles on November 1, 2020 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA.(Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

The 2020 draft class was very hit-or-miss for Howie Roseman and Philadelphia. While they completely whiffed early at wide receiver they got their quarterback. Even though they got a great swing tackle in Jack Driscoll, the other tackle, Prince Tega Wanogho never saw the field for the team except for one game and was cut after just one season. While people don’t expect much from late-round picks like this, the quick response from the Eagles to let him walk was a clear sign that they missed here.

Sleeper Pick: Quez Watkins

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins (16) carries the ball against Washington Commanders safety Bobby McCain (20) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The horrific drop in Super Bowl LVII and a poor 2022 season aside, the Eagles had a sleeper pick in Quez Watkins. Burning speed and an ability to make people miss in the open field, the Southern Mississippi receiver has totaled over 80 catches, 1,000 yards, and five touchdowns in three seasons with the team. He certainly has his flaws, but this was a good sixth-round selection.

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