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PFF 2021 redraft has 2 Eagles in the 1st round


This is one draft where almost every pick in the top 15 was nailed, unlike many other drafts. How did the Eagles fare in this redraft? Pretty well. I guess Howie forgot he was supposed to be bad at talent evaluation.

12. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (VIA SF): WR DEVONTA SMITH

Original Pick: WR DEVONTA SMITH

The Eagles still get Smith without needing to trade up with Dallas to make it happen. This time they would have had the option of pivoting to Smith’s Alabama teammate, Jaylen Waddle, but decide to stick with their man. Both players earned similar PFF grades as rookies, with Waddle having significantly more catches, 99 more yards and an extra touchdown while being force-fed targets by Miami’s offense. This feels like a pick where there wouldn’t be a bad decision between those players.

24. PITTSBURGH STEELERS: OG LANDON DICKERSON

Original Pick: RB NAJEE HARRIS

Pittsburgh is certainly happy with the performance of Harris after his rookie season, but the overall performance of the offense is proof positive of how little it mattered. The team needed to overhaul an offensive line if they expect to reestablish their run game, and Dickerson is the first step toward that. A college center, Dickerson filled in at guard for the Eagles as a rookie, earning a 69.7 PFF grade as a run-blocker and dramatically improving as the year wore on.