The Philadelphia Eagles entered the 2018 NFL Draft with six picks and left with five players. Here’s a complete recap of this year’s draft class.
2nd - No. 49 - Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
4th - No. 125 - Avonte Maddox, CB, Pittsburgh
4th - No. 130 - Josh Sweat, DE, Florida State
6th - No. 206 - Matt Pryor, OT, TCU
7th - No. 233 - Jordan Mailata, OT, South Sydney Rabbitohs (Australian rugby player)
Five picks makes for a very small class, but these are just the rookies drafted by the Eagles this year.
If you’re accounting for Philadelphia’s entire draft haul, you need to factor in: a 2018 second being used as part of the Carson Wentz deal, a 2018 third being used to acquire Ronald Darby, and a 2018 fourth being used to acquire Jay Ajayi. And then you have to account for Baltimore’s 2019 second round pick the Eagles received by trading out of No. 32 this year.
And it doesn’t end there. The Eagles will still be able to sign players in undrafted free agency. Corey Clement was obviously a great UDFA pickup for Philly last year. Maybe Howie Roseman and Joe Douglas can find another diamond in the rough.
Looking ahead to next year, the Eagles are projected to have 10 picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. Three of those picks will be in the top 64, at worst. Not bad.
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