The SUPER BOWL WINNING Eagles don’t exactly have the most draft picks this year, but if it weren’t for the excellent work of Howie Roseman did the last two years, things could be a lot worse. With the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft getting underway on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET, the Eagles sit at No. 32 and overall hold six picks heading into the weekend — although player and pick trades could change that.
1st - No. 32
Waiting all night for the first pick isn’t fun, but the reason they’re the final pick sure is. Philadelphia holds the final pick in Round 1 of the draft thanks to the still-beautiful Super Bowl win back in February. There’s been a lot of chatter this week about the team’s plan for that position, but many expect the Eagles to trade back for a few draft picks on Friday — currently the team has zero picks in Rounds 2 and 3. (Not ideal.)
We’ll have to wait until the end of the night to find out what the Eagles are planning to do. Teams have 10 minutes per pick in the first round, so Philly won’t be on the board until sometime between 11-11:30 p.m. ET.
If they don’t end up trading down, there should be a fun surprise in store for Eagles fans during the pick.
Last 5 No. 32 picks:
- 2017: Ryan Ramczyk (OT), Saints (from New England)
- 2016: Germain Ifedi (OG), Seahawks (from Denver)
- 2015: Malcolm Brown (DT), Patriots
- 2014: Teddy Bridgewater (QB), Vikings (from Seattle)
- 2013: Matt Elam (FS), Ravens
4th - No. 130 (from Minnesota Vikings)
If the Eagles don’t make some moves on Thursday and Friday, their next draft pick won’t be until Saturday -- and even then, they’ll still have to wait tuntil later in the round to add another rookie to their roster. Teams get 5 minutes per pick in Rounds 4-6 on Saturday, so Philly’s first pick should be between 1:30-2 p.m. ET — the event starts at Noon on Day 3.
Last 5 No. 130 picks:
- 2017: Julie’n Davenport (OT), Texans
- 2016: Alex Lewis (OT), Ravens (from Denver)
- 2015: Terry Poole (OG), Seahawks
- 2014: James White (RB), Patriots
- 2013: Kyle Juszczyk (FB), Ravens (compensatory pick)
4th - No. 132
The good thing about this pick, is its only two after the first Eagles get of the day. Only having to wait 10 minutes is a lot better than waiting two day for the second pick.
Last 5 No. 132 picks:
- 2017: Donnel Pumphrey (RB), Eagles
- 2016: Willie Henry (DT), Ravens (compensatory pick)
- 2015: DeAndre Smelter (WR), 49ers (compensatory pick)
- 2014: Kevin Pierre-Louis (OLB), Seahawks
- 2013: Devin Taylor (DE), Lions (compensatory pick)
5th - No. 169
The time between the fourth and fifth round picks would be the perfect time to make a snack, maybe mow the lawn, or just stretch your legs. The Eagles probably won’t be back on the clock until between about 3-3:30 p.m. ET.
Last 5 No. 169 picks:
- 2017: Treston Decoud (S), Texans
- 2016: Antwione Williams (LB), Lions (from Denver)
- 2015: David Mayo (LB), Panthers (compensatory pick)
- 2014: Ronald Powell (OLB), Saints (from New England)
- 2013: Josh Evans (FS), Jaguars
6th - No. 206
Things tend to get a little quicker as the afternoon goes on, but waiting until the end of the sixth round will still take a bit. The Eagles should be making their pick around 5 p.m. ET.
Last 5 No. 206 picks:
- 2017: Sam Rogers (FB), Rams (from Miami)
- 2016: Mike Thomas (WR), Rams (from Chicago)
- 2015: Aaron Ripkowski (FB), Packers
- 2014: Jemea Thomas (CB), Patriots
- 2013: Vince Williams (LB), Steelers (compensatory pick)
7th - No. 250
Just six picks before Mr. Irrelevant, the Eagles will take their final rookie through the draft. The even is expected to end around 6:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, and with the seventh round picks coming in ever 4 minutes, Philly should be on the board shortly after 6 p.m. ET.
Last 5 No. 250 picks: