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NFL Draft Results: Eagles pick Avonte Maddox at No. 125

The Eagles have a new cornerback.

NCAA Football: North Carolina at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

With the 125th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select ... Avonte Maddox, cornerback, Pittsburgh.

Maddox projects to be a nickel cornerback for the Eagles, which was a need for Philly after losing Patrick Robinson in free agency. Maddox measures in at a mere 5-9, 184 pounds.

Maddox, a team captain, played at Pitt for four years. His finished his collegiate career with 183 total tackles, 34 passes defensed, 13 tackles for loss, eight interceptions, seven (!) sacks, and three forced fumbles. He also has some experience as a returner with 19 kick returns for 437 yards (23.0 average) and one touchdown. Maddox returned nine punts for 49 total yards (5.4 average).

Here’s a scouting report via

Overview: Maddox is sure to get a glowing review from his coaching staff as he has been a model leader and worker during his time at Pitt. While he plays with good toughness and has good athletic traits, his ability to stay connected in coverage has been problematic. Inconsistencies in man coverage combined with a smallish frame are a concern in my opinion, but his combination of long speed and short area quickness has him rising up the board.

Draft Projection: Rounds 4-5

Sources Tell Us: “He’s really shooting up the board in our building. Great tester but he shows it on tape with how athletic he is in coverage. I know our position coach thinks he can get a lot better with some work on his technique.” - NFC executive

Spider graph via Mockdraftable. As you can see, he’s very athletic.

Remaining Eagles draft picks

2nd - No. 49 - TE Dallas Goedert

4th - No. 125 - CB Avonte Maddox

4th - No. 130 (from Minnesota Vikings)

6th - No. 206

7th - No. 250

Eagles top remaining needs

Running back

Offensive tackle


Punt returner


2018 NFL Draft schedule

  • Day 1: Round 1 – 10 minutes
  • Day 2: Round 2 – 7 Minutes, Round 3 – 5 Minutes Per Pick
  • Day 3: Rounds 4-6 – 5 Minutes Per Pick, Round 7 - 4 Minutes Per Pick

(Compensatory picks = 4 minutes)


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