The second day of the 2016 NFL Draft is over and the Philadelphia Eagles have now added a total of two new rookies to their roster. After selecting quarterback Carson Wentz Day 1, the Eagles picked an offensive lineman by the name of Isaac Seumalo on Day 2 to block for Wentz in the future.
Eagles fans seem to mostly like the Seumalo pick. He earned a 88% approval rating (click here to vote). The Birds badly needed to draft an offensive lineman this year after not doing so since 2013.
I'd give the Eagles a "B" for the Seumalo pick. It's a solid but unspectacular selection, which is fine. See below for more hot takes and reviews from around the web.
Pro Football Focus - (A)
"Another good guard, Seumalo’s +30.9 overall grade ranks fourth in the draft class among guards and his +24.3 run block grade ranks sixth. Seumalo rarely loses cleanly in the run game and he only surrendered four pressures in all of 2015, despite starting three games at left tackle."
Sports Illustrated - (B+)
"The Eagles announced him as a center; the NFL Network had him listed as a guard. Have to assume the latter is where he'll wind up in Philadelphia, what with Jason Kelce and Stefan Wisniewski already on board. Seumalo probably starts off as a backup for all three interior line spots."
Bleacher Report - (B+)
"Seumalo was a 5-star recruit out of high school, per 247Sports, and blew up the combine with some impressive drill numbers: 4.52 seconds in the short shuttle, 7.4 seconds in the three-cone drill. In between high school and the combine, Seumalo slid all over the Beavers offensive line. He broke his foot in the Hawaii Bowl and missed the 2014 season with multiple corrective surgeries.
Seumalo has the athleticism to play anywhere but left tackle and the attitude/aptitude of a starting center. He’s not a nasty puncher, and his technique needs a tune-up after multiple position changes and a missed season. But Seumalo is a versatile, high-upside interior lineman in a draft class full of versatile, high-upside interior linemen. Look for him to eventually get a look as Jason Kelce's replacement if he passes the test at guard."
CBS Sports - (B-)
"Tough, physical player who needs to improve in pass protection."
SB Nation - (C)
"The Eagles only got one pick on Day 2 of the draft thanks to the disastrous Sam Bradford deal. With the 79th pick, they grabbed center Isaac Seumalo. He can play guard or center thanks to his physical playing style. He had some injury issues in college, but should push for a starting guard job in Philadelphia. Although I like him, I had more of a fourth-round grade on Seumalo."
NFL.com - (C)
"Howie Roseman had just one pick in the third round after the trade for Wentz. Seumalo is an athletic guard prospect who should play well for them, but the team needs to address the defense on Saturday."