Well, here’s a disappointing development for the Philadelphia Eagles as they search for their next head coach.
Shortly after the 2020 season ended, we wrote about how the Birds were projected to own 10 picks in the 2021 NFL Draft. But they’re now down to eight picks after the latest compensatory pick projection from Over The Cap.
The Eagles are no longer projected to receive the sixth-round compensatory pick for losing Ronald Darby nor the seventh-round pick for losing Kamu Grugier-Hill. Here’s an updated overview of their projected eight selections, seven of which are certain:
EAGLES 2021 NFL DRAFT PICKS
1 - Eagles’ own pick
2 - Eagles’ own pick
3 - Eagles’ own pick
5 - Eagles’ own pick
5 - Acquired from the Dallas Cowboys
6 - Eagles’ own pick
6 - Projected compensatory pick (Jordan Howard)
6 - Projected compensatory pick (Ronald Darby)
7 - Eagles’ own pick
7 - Projected compensatory pick (Kamu Grugier-Hill)
It’s worth noting that this projection might not be 100% accurate. OTC has been pretty spot on in the past but new variables to the 2020 equation could make for some mistakes.
Assuming this projection is correct, however, it’s a bummer the Eagles are losing two picks they could’ve had. It’s hardly the end of the world; there’s no guarantee the players drafted at those spots would even make the team. But for an Eagles roster that’s sorely lacking quality young talent, every pick helps. You’ll recall that Philly drafted Jordan Mailata with a seventh-round selection back in 2018.
The NFL will officially confirm 2021 compensatory picks at some point in February or March.