NFL Draft: Reviewing Philadelphia Eagles First Round Moves

NFL Draft: Reviewing Philadelphia Eagles First Round Moves

NFL Draft: Reviewing Philadelphia Eagles First Round Moves

Philadelphia Eagles
  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

Eagles First Round MovesPhiladelphia, PA - At the start of April, Eagles GM Howie Roseman and his staff had three first-round picks to play with. 

2022 Philadelphia Eagles First Round Moves

Philadelphia only made one selection by the end of Day 1 of the NFL Draft.

Midway through the opening round, the Eagles traded with the Houston Texans, moving from No. 15 to No. 13 at the cost of a fourth and two fifth-round picks.

In this spot, the Birds went with Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis.

Davis is a mountainous defender, standing at 6’6” and 341 lbs. He ran a 4.78 40-yard dash, which is incredible for his size. He has a rare combination of size, strength and athleticism that make him an exciting prospect.

Davis expects to play alongside Fletcher Cox on the interior defensive line. This is a good situation for the rookie, as he can learn from one of the league’s best nose tackles. Additionally, Cox will likely be double-teamed frequently, leaving favorable one-on-ones for Davis.

Davis wouldn’t be the player to make the headlines in Philly on Thursday night, however.

That honor goes to wide receiver A.J. Brown, the former Titans second-round pick who was shipped to Philly. All the Eagles gave up was their first-round pick (18th overall) and a third-rounder.

Moments later, a four-year, $100 million extension was announced, locking in the playmaker for years to come. Brown and last year’s first-rounder, DeVonta Smith, look to be a scary receiving duo.

Brown is a bigger body receiver who complements the smaller, speedier Smith. Think a shorter and faster version of Alshon Jeffery.

In effect, the Eagles used their first-round pick to get an established player in Brown, rather than gamble on a rookie receiver. It’s a move that Philly fans will be thankful for after the disappointments of Jalen Reagor and J.J Arcega-Whiteside.

An eventful first night leaves the Eagles with just four picks remaining in the draft. A second, third, fifth, and seventh-round selection.

Philly could go anywhere with these picks, but look for them to target linebacker and cornerback. A late-round receiver or offensive lineman could also be in the cards.

Share This Article on Social Media

Follow Sam on Twitter @WolosonSam and Instagram: @Sam_Woloson

Latest Posts

Sign up via our free email subscription service to receive notifications when new information is available.

Sponsered Ads

Follow PhillyBite:

Follow Our Socials Below