Its draft day and time for a final mock draft.
The Eagles enter the draft armed with two first-round picks, No. 15 and No. 18 with the ability to do a lot.
Wide receiver (+200) is the current betting favorite according to Draft Kings, with defensive line/edge and defensive back next (+225).
So who are ESPN draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay landing with the Philadelphia Eagles tonight?
Let’s look at No. 15 with Kiper having the Eagles land Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams.
Williams would likely be the No. 1 receiver if he hadn’t torn his ACL in his left knee in the national title game in January. He is explosive but could miss some time at the start of the season. That would mean back-to-back first-round receivers for the Eagles, who could just leave Jalen Reagor.
McShay also has the Eagles taking Williams there.
Another year, another first-round gap for the Eagles. And while Williams is still recovering from a torn left ACL, he’s a burner who can beat you over the top in vertical play or after the catch. Having Williams and DeVonta Smith running would take the pressure off quarterback Jalen Hurts, though we won’t see the two wide on the field right away.
So, for the third year in a row, it looks like there’s a good chance the Eagles will take another wide receiver. Williams is a good player, who would give the Eagles a wide receiver type.
Smith spoke to John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia and told him the Eagles were interested.
“They told me they would like to see me alongside DeVonta [Smith]”Williams told Clark. “I think it would be a big explosive attack, just something no one has seen before.”
With the No. 18 pick, Kiper and also agrees with Washington cornerback Trent McDuffie the pick.
It could be a defensive end, but the No. 2 corner spot on the other side of Darius Slay is a huge hole. McDuffie is a tough, physical corner with versatility.
We just threw a game-breaker on offense against DeVonta Smith, so how about one on defense against Darius Slay? McDuffie is an exceptional tackler with a big burst and instincts.
McDuffie would start right away against Darius Slay in Jonathan Gannon’s defense, and give them one to limit big plays and is the best cornerback in the entire class. McDuffie recorded 35 tackles, including four for a loss, one sack and six passes defended in his second season with the Huskies.
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