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5 Players the Philadelphia Eagles Must Target With Their 2 First-Round Picks

The Philadelphia Eagles have two first-round selections in the 2018 NFL Draft, so it is important that they draft players who can contribute to an already loaded roster.
The 5 best players for them are: Bradley Chubb, Saquon Barkley, Quenton Nelson, Derwin James and Roquan Smith

The “eagles 7-round mock draft 2022” is a mock draft that predicts what the Philadelphia Eagles will do with their two first-round picks in the upcoming NFL Draft.

The Philadelphia Eagles still have two first-round selections in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft, after dealing the Nos. 16 and 19 overall picks to the New Orleans Saints earlier this month. Thanks to general manager Howie Roseman’s clever work, the Phillies now have the No. 15 and No. 18 overall picks.

Roseman is likely to go up or down depending on how the board shakes out, based on his significant track record of draft-day transactions. If the Eagles decide to keep their two first-round selections, these are five guys they should pursue.

Trent McDuffie is a cornerback for the Washington Redskins.

Last season, the fewest yards allowed in coverage were allowed (min. 300 coverage snaps)

1️⃣ Trent McDuffie: 111 2️⃣ Sauce Gardner: 122 3️⃣ Armani Chatman: 169 4️⃣ Kaiir Elam: 185 pic.twitter.com/gufHSWJsdz

— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 18, 2022

The Eagles have a gaping void at cornerback opposite Darius Slay after losing Steven Nelson to the Houston Texans in free agency. Ahmad Gardner, the consensus No. 1 CB prospect in the 2022 NFL Draft out of Cincinnati, will undoubtedly be Philadelphia’s first pick at the position, but he seems to be headed for the top ten.

As a result, Washington CB Trent McDuffie is their best first-round pick.

McDuffie is a versatile cover corner who can play both in the slot and outside. In press coverage, he enjoys challenging opposing wide receivers and isn’t hesitant to jet downhill and make plays in the run game. McDuffie allowed the fewest yards in coverage of any CB in the NCAA as a junior last season.

It would be difficult for Roseman to pass on McDuffie at No. 15 if he is still available.

Alabama WR Jameson Williams

Jameson Williams runs with the ball against Georgia.

Jameson Williams runs with the ball against Georgia. During a game against the Georgia Bulldogs, Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Jameson Williams sprints with the ball | Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images

Before tearing his ACL in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, Jameson Williams was perhaps the top wide receiver prospect in this year’s draft. Nonetheless, any club willing to gamble on the quick wideout in the first round might be rewarded with a potential superstar.

Williams has 1,572 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior at Alabama during the regular season. Every time he touches the ball, he’s a danger to score, and the Eagles could use that sort of immediate offense to help Jalen Hurts.

Philadelphia can afford to take a chance on Williams at 15 or 18 with two first-round selections at its disposal. It’s possible that the payout will be tremendous.

Georgia’s Jordan Davis is a defensive tackle.

There aren’t many 2022 NFL Draft prospects who can go into a starting lineup and make an immediate impact. One of them seems to be Jordan Davis.

Davis, who stands 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 341 pounds, is a master at clogging rushing lanes and knocking offensive linemen off the ball. He eats up double teams in the run game to free up linebackers, possesses fast hands and feet for his stature, and finishes effectively once he catches the ball carrier.

Davis might be a suitable long-term successor for Fletcher Cox, who is nearing his 32nd birthday.

Georgia LB Nakobe Dean

Nakobe Dean isn’t the size of a pro football linebacker (5-foot-11, 229 pounds). In the run game, he suffers with play awareness and may be swallowed up by larger offensive lineman.

This youngster, on the other hand, does not lie on the recording.

Dean is an incredibly quick athlete who can go from sideline to sideline in the blink of an eye. Georgia’s defense was the most ferocious in the nation last season because to his game-breaking speed and amazing ability to blow apart plays in the backfield (10.5 tackles for loss).

For years, the Eagles have been looking for a defensive playmaker of this caliber. He’d be a great addition to Philly’s underwhelming LB group.

Arkansas’ Treylon Burks is a wide receiver.

Treylon Burks reached a top speed of 22.6 MPH on this play in week 3. No NFL player reached a top speed higher than that this season and only Raheem Mostert did the year before. But Burks didn’t get out of the blocks well at the combine so he is probably slow 🙄 pic.twitter.com/qE0rVkPXVW

— Shane Haff (@HAFFnHAFF_TPL) April 17, 2022

One of the Eagles’ two first-round selections should be used on a wide receiver. DeVonta Smith seems to have a great career ahead of him, but no one else on the roster gives me any hope for the future.

Treylon Burks may be the solution for Philadelphia on the outside if they’re seeking for a perfect match to Smith. The Arkansas product possesses the size and quickness to separate from defensive backs that Smith lacks (6-foot-2, 225 pounds).

The first round could be hailed a tremendous success if the Eagles get two of these five guys on Thursday night.

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