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2022 Mock Draft v5.0 (Out of the Playoffs Edition)

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You know what it is fam, here's my latest and greatest mock draft:

Round 1, Pick 15: Tyler Linderbaum (IOL) (Iowa)

868626158c97d425076e8e9bf26acd01.0.jpegHEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 290 | RANK: #14

Replacement or heir apparent for Jason Kelce whether he retires or plays one more year. Brooks is rumored to be retiring this offseason, which means investing picks in the trenches is necessary to maintain great line play for the Eagles. Linderbaum is the best interior offensive line prospect in the draft class and the only true center prospect in the first round. "He is a highly polished, highly cerebral and dynamic weapon on the offensive line that presents some unique traits that could make him a game-changer in the middle of your offensive front." as per The Draft Network.

NFL COMPARISON: Jason Kelce

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Round 1, Pick 16: Devin Lloyd (LB) (Utah)

devin.00_01_20_54.Still001.0.jpgHEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 235 | RANK: #17

One of the key aspects the Eagles have sorely lacked over the past few seasons is a do-it-all linebacker that can command the defense. Jim Schwartz' scheme undervalued the position, but Gannon's requires effective ones to be successful. Devin Lloyd is the best linebacker in the country, he can make changes in defensive alignment, rush the passer, defend the run, and cover in the passing game. He would give the Eagles defense a true playmaker in the middle.

NFL COMPARISON: Fred Warner

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Round 1, Pick 19: Ahmad Gardner (CB) (Cincinnati)

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HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 188 | RANK: #23

The Eagles need a true CB2 to line up across from Darius Slay. Steven Nelson was a solid one-year rental at the position, but real playmaking corner could put the Eagles defense over the top. Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner is an electric athlete, who can play in a variety of coverages. He has 9 picks over 3 seasons for the Bearcats, and hasn't allowed a single passing touchdown in coverage in his career.

NFL COMPARISON: Tre'Davious White

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Round 2, Pick 51: Cameron Thomas (EDGE) (San Diego State)

2DT_8836.0.jpgHEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 270 | RANK: #49


The Eagles defensive line will need some help as both Derek Barnett and Ryan Kerrigan are pending free agents, and Brandon Graham turns 34 this year. Cameron Thomas is a versatile EDGE rusher in the Aztecs defense, who can play both 4-3 DE and 3-4 OLB. He's athletic, high motor, well-versed in pass rushing moves, and a plus in run defense as well.

NFL COMPARISON: Trey Hendrickson

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Round 3, Pick 83: Verone McKinley III (S) (Oregon)

14da3423a21239f14aa6cb23d7bff7cb.0.jpegHEIGHT: 5-11 | WEIGHT: 193 | RANK: #90

Eagles will need a safety, since both McLeod and Harris are free agents. Epps has shown promise as a starter, but that still leaves a vacancy. Verone McKinley is a stellar athlete, with the flexibility to play on the boundary, single-high, and in the box. He has great short area quickness, knows how to use his hands, and is a solid tackler to boot. He would add another element to an infusion of youth on defense.

NFL Comparison: Jabrill Peppers

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Round 4, Pick 120: Haskell Garrett (IDL) (Ohio State)

115c404310883a35ddbdd0d7f47e3784.0.jpegHEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 300 | RANK: #123

Fletcher Cox is only signed through the 2022 season and is most likely nearing the end of his NFL career as it is. He took a major step back as Javon Hargrave took a major step forward. The Eagles did spend a 3rd round pick in Milton Williams this past year, but Hassan Ridgeway is a free agent, and Marlon Tuipulotu was low impact 6th rounder. Haskell Garrett is a high motor, urgent interior player with a stocky build. He offers value as a between-the-tackles pass rusher, and is solid in run defense as well.

NFL Comparison: Bilal Nichols

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Round 5, Pick 152: Tyler Vrabel (OT) (Boston College)

HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 310 | RANK: #155

Eagles are in need of a swing tackle, as Andre Dillard only offers competency at left tackle. Regardless of Dillard's future in midnight green, the Eagles should look for cheap depth that can play both bookend positions. Tyler Vrabel is a well-sized, sufficient athlete, with good arm strength and footwork. He's better in pass protection than run blocking, but has the agility to be competent in that area as well.

NFL Comparison: Dennis Kelly

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Round 5, Pick 160: Javon Heiligh (WR) (Coastal Carolina)

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 200 | RANK: #159

With J.J. Arcega-Whiteside probably not on the roster next season, the Eagles are down to just 4 WRs. Competent depth will be needed at this position. Heiligh turned in a great season for Coastal Carolina, but is limited athletically.

NFL Comparison: Jalen Guyton

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Round 5, Pick 164: Kaleb Eleby (QB) (Western Michigan)

HEIGHT: 6-1 | WEIGHT: 210 | RANK: #166

Reid Sinnett is more of a practice squad guy, and Gardner Minshew could find himself dealt to a team in need of a bridge qb for picks. Eleby put up a great year for Western Michigan, he has an elite arm that will require a touch of refinement at the next level. He's also a fluid runner, and while not a dual threat, will pick up significant yards with his legs.

NFL Comparison: Tyler Huntley

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Round 6, Pick 193: Jashaun Corbin (RB) (Florida State)

HEIGHT: 6-0 | WEIGHT: 222 | RANK: #198

Jordan Howard and Boston Scott are both free agents, and while it's likely one of them will return, the Eagles should look to add some running talent through the draft. Jashaun Corbin is a north south power runner, with an explosive burst. He runs with good low pad level and can pick up gritty yards on shorter downs.

NFL Comparison: Devontae Booker

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Round 6, Pick 207: Smoke Monday (S) (Auburn)

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 200 | RANK: #220

Smoke Monday played all over the secondary for the Auburn Tigers, and is a versatile DB that can be placed anywhere and do his job effectively. Does not possess top speed so should not be utilized along the boundary at the NFL level, but has good size to cover tight ends.

NFL Comparison: Jayron Kearse