Philadelphia Eagles seven-round mock draft: Huge trades and sexy picks cement a new era

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts celebrates after scoring the game winning touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during overtime in an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Philadelphia Eagles have had an absolutely awesome start to the offseason, bolstering their roster to the point that they can spend freely on the best players available in the upcoming NFL Draft. With that in mind, it’s time to put together another seven-round mock!


Eagles trade: Pick 22 (780), pick 171 (23) 2025 3rd (around 160),
Bengals trade: Pick 18 (900), 2025 5th rounder (around 33)

Starting things out with a bang. The Eagles see an opportuntiy to move up a few spots and grab one of the best tackles in this class who will add some long-term stability behind an aging Lane Johnson. Howie Roseman has never been afraid to splurge on the offensive front and this year is no different with the core of his team now solidified.

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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)

Round 1 pick 18: JC Latham, OT, Alabama

JC Latham stands at 6’5, 342 lbs, and brings a huge wingspan to the table. What’s even more impressive is how he uses it, with the Bama product possessing a really strong lower half and a nasty mentality. PFF graded him as 79.6 against the run last year which is bound to raise Roseman’s eyebrow as much as his sheer power.

Latham would get to learn from Johnson from a year or two, while providing the team with a strong backup out of the gate and another perfect enrolment to Stoutland University.


Eagles trade: Pick 50 (400), OT Fred Johnson, Round 5 Pick 161 (27)
Browns trade: Pick 54 (360), Pick 85 (165)

Hold on wait a minute, you thought I as finished?

The Cleveland Browns need linebacker help. Sure, the Eagles do too, but the Browns are desperate, and after evaluating a fairly weak class at the position, the Eagles can find value in the heart of the Draft and that won’t be lost on a GM who puts such an emphasis on maximizing returns.

Sat in a real position of luxury, the Eagles are able to offload a backup tackle having just upgraded the position and can spend these two draft picks improving other areas of the roster.

Round 2 Pick 53: Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky

If it’s a slot receiver the Eagles need, they won’t find a better option than Malachi Corley. There are other options available (Ainias Smith, Ricky Pearsall), but if the team is in a position to snag the best player available, then why not go all-in?

Here’s what I wrote about Corley in a previous mock draft:

With 984 yards and 11 scores to his name last year, Corley is a nuanced route-runner who understands how to create separation without relying on game-breaking speed alone. He’d be an amazing threat to parlay with Goedert over the middle.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 19: Philadelphia Eagles WR Quez Watkins (16) carries the ball in the first half during the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles on September 19, 2021 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

Round 2 Pick 54: Beau Brade, S, Maryland

If we’re being objective about the Safety position, Sydney Brown will miss a chunk of time and CJGJ is a top-tier play. Reed Blankenship has been excellent considering his road to a starting role, but if you have a chance to raise the bar, you do it.

Maryland’s Beau Brade will give Vic Fangio some real optionality at the position. He can play in the box, at nickel, and over the top. He plays with a mean streak and isn’t afraid of contact, which is something that can’t be said for a few other big-name defensive players in this class.

If the Eagles can develop Brade into a box safety/nickel defender, he’ll be a real asset alongside Sydney Brown when the second-year player returns, and having a trio of players (CJGJ) who can all capably move around the defense is the stuff of dreams.

Round 3 pick 85: Trevin Wallace, LB, Kentucky

A lot of you will be panicking because I didn’t take Edgerrin Cooper or Payton Wilson. When I say that Trevin Wallace has just as much upside, I mean it. I graded this year’s top LB’s LIVE on stream and Wallace actually graded out very similarly to Payton Wilson, but doesn’t come with the same injury concerns and question marks. He’s a bit heavier in frame and makes it count when tackling.

He’s an explosive linebacker who excels in coverage. A perfect consolation prize if the Eagles still don’t fancy spending big on the LB position.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 02: Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nakobe Dean (17) enters the field during training camp on August 2, 2022 at the Novacare Complex in Philadelphia, PA (Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire)

Round 4 Pick 120: Masson Smith, DT, LSU

Speaking of injury concerns, the Eagles are in a position where they can take a flyer on a player who does have some question marks. Smith has only played 20 games in 3 years, but when he does play, he’s one of the most gifted players on the field.

He wouldn’t be put in a position to contribute instantly, but has the potential to become a bonafide starter at the NFL level. He’s an absolute freak of nature athletically and had 4 sacks in 7 games for LSU in 2021 as well as 5 TFL. The upside is there and the flexibility the Eagles have, at least for this year, will allow him to develop and get stronger for when his time comes.

Round 5 Pick 172: Tanor Bortolini, C, Wisconsin

Depth at iOL never hurt anyone, especially when the player in question posted a RAS score of 9.78. The Eagles love their freaky athletes and Bortolini is exactly that. At 6’4, 303 lbs, he beat Jason Kelce’s 3-cone drill time, which should count for something.

He does lack some strength and his technique will need a lot of polish. If only there was an OL in Philly who has consistently turned water into wine…

Round 6 Pick 210: George Holani, RB, Boise State

The Eagles could do with a third back behind Saquon Barkley and Kenny Gainwell, and George Holani has ‘future gadget player’ written all over him. The Boise State back has proven himself as a dual-threat back over his collegiate career and although he does lack that final gear, his ability to hit the hole and pick up speed is beyond impressive and he could be beyond impactful behind this offensive front.

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