The Philadelphia Eagles crashed out of the NFL playoffs in a disastrous fashion last night. While there is plenty to be said about the way the team lost, there is also no better time to look forward to the offseason ahead, and more crucially, the NFL Draft.
Howie Roseman has enjoyed a couple of years wheeling and dealing draft picks at the speed of sound, which has made it quite tricky to keep track of what picks the team actually have for the 2024 NFL Draft. Fear not, we have you covered.
Where are the Eagles picking in the first round?
Last night’s loss will net the Eagles the 22nd overall pick in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft. Crucially, they’ll be picking ahead of the Dallas Cowboys, which could play a huge role in who they do select.
Unlike last year, there was no wild trade to net them a second pick in the first round of the NFL Draft, but the Eagles did take on an interesting philosophy when it comes to the rest of their picks.
What other picks do the Eagles have in the 2024 NFL Draft?
2nd round: Eagles’ pick & Saints pick (following the big trade that got them two first-rounders last year)
3rd round: compensatory pick
5th round: Vikings pick
5th round: 3x projected compensatory picks
How did we end up here?
You might notice that this looks a little weird. There’s no 4th round pick and none in the final two rounds. Instead, the Eagles have a stash of picks to use in the heart of the NFL Draft.
The big domino here was the Jonathan Gannon fiasco. Due to the tampering issue, the Birds were awarded the 66th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft in exchange for the 94th overall pick that year and their 2024 fifth-rounder.
The Eagles also traded a fifth & sixth-rounder in the deal for Kevin Byard along with Terrell Edmunds. The fifth-rounder in question will likely be the Bucs’ pick acquired last year in a minor trade.
A 2024 seventh-rounder and Ugo Amadi were sent to Seattle in exchange for a 2024 sixth-rounder. That pick would then be shipped off in the deal for Chauncey Gardner-Johnson.
Jimmy Kempski notes that the Eagles will be due four projected compensatory picks after losing approximately 392 free agents last offseason. He cites that those picks, per OverTheCap, will be a third-rounder, and a trio of fifth-rounders, as things stand.
It’s all a little confusing, but the main takeaway is that the Eagles have two second-rounders, no picks at the bottom of the draft, and a stash of selections in the heart of it.
Buckle up, Eagles fans…this could be a bumpy ride.
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