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What To Expect From The Eagles On Day 2 Of The Draft

26 April 2019 Uncategorized

Day 1 of the NFL draft is in the books, and what an exciting night it was. Kyler Murray went 1st overall as most expected, the Giants butchered their selections, and the Philadelphia Eagles got their Left Tackle of the future in Andre Dillard.

Andre Dillard is a 6’5 315 pound tackle out of Washington State, who was regarded as the best pass protector in the draft. The Eagles traded their 1st round (25th), 4th round (127th) and 6th round pick (197th) to trade up to the 22nd overall pick with the Ravens to get Andre Dillard.

With the Eagles trading up last night, that leaves them with 4 picks left in the draft. They have 2 second round picks tonight, with plenty of talent left on the board.

Here is a list of some of the top players left on the board:

Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma
Greg Little, OT, Mississippi
Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State
Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
D.K. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi
Mack Wilson, ILB, Alabama
Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State
A.J. Brown, WR, Mississippi
Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech
Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State
Zach Allen, DE, Boston College
Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama
Jachai Polite, OLB, Florida
Rock Ya Sin, CB, Temple
Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware
Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

With two selections in the 2nd round, the Eagles have plenty of options on how to approach day 2 of the draft. The most popular approach is to trade down and garner the picks you gave up to get Andre Dillard. However, with this much talent left on the board, I would try and stay put and see if you can get 2 of the top receivers and/or safeties.

A name I would keep an eye on is Nasir Adderley out of Delaware. The 6’0 safety is an explosive athlete, and would bring the Eagles instant help at the safety position. The knock on Adderley is his patience, and he tends to jump routes, which can be easily fixed with coaching. He is a top 30 talent athletically, and is exactly what the Eagles need on the back end. Should be another exciting night at the NFL draft in Nashville.