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Eagles 2023 first-round pick tracker: Week 3 edition

Keeping an eye on the Saints.

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles are currently set to make two first-round picks in the 2023 NFL Draft. In addition to their own selection, they’re due a first from the New Orleans Saints thanks to a trade leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft. With help from Tankathon, we’re going to keep track of these picks on a weekly basis here at BGN.


SAINTS PICK

CURRENTLY: No. 7

WEEK 3: The Saints lost to the PANTHERS. The Panthers, who might have the first head coach to be fired this season. Jameis Winston threw two picks (and fumbled twice, neither which of were lost) in the eight-point defeat. If not for the Atlanta Falcons being all-time chokers, the Saints would be 0-3 right now. They would be keeping the Las Vegas Raiders company as the only winless teams. The Eagles sure aren’t upset to see the Saints struggle. While there’s plenty of season left for things to change, the Birds are currently on a path where they have the potential to go on a run AND receive a top pick in the 2023 NFL Draft thanks to New Orleans. Best of both worlds. Next up for the Saints is a “home” game actually being hosted in London against the Vikings. Minnesota opened as 2.5-point “road” favorites. SKOL!

WEEK 2: The Eagles are happy to see that the Saints lost to the Buccaneers. Any Saints loss is good news for the Birds. But a division loss to the team that’s favored to win the NFC South is even better. Jameis Winston sure didn’t play well against Tampa’s defense, throwing three picks and taking six sacks. Not very encouraging for his outlook.

WEEK 1: The Saints entered their season opener as five-point road favorites against an uninspiring Atlanta Falcons squad. Things were looking rough for New Orleans when they trailed by a score of 26 to 10 with 12:41 left in the fourth quarter. But no team snatches defeat from the jaws of victory quite like the Dirty Birds do. The Falcons surrendered two touchdowns and the go-ahead field goal on their final three defensive drives to ultimately lose by one point. On one hand, this performance isn’t very encouraging for the Saints’ outlook. Despite winning the turnover battle, they needed a late comeback to beat a bad team. On the other hand, it’s annoying that the Falcons weren’t able to seal the deal.

EAGLES PICK

CURRENTLY: No. 31

WEEK 3: The Eagles are 3-0 after beating the Washington Commanders. The Birds are currently 32nd in the 2023 NFL Draft order as shown by Tankathon. (Of course, that’s mostly meaningless since playoff outcomes impacts the picks from No. 19 through No. 32.) The Dolphins are ahead of Philly at 31st. With Miami required to forfeit their first-round pick this year due to tampering charges, however, the Eagles would actually pick 31st. So, that would be a nice extra bonus to winning the Super Bowl this year.

WEEK 2: The Eagles are 2-0 after beating the Minnesota Vikings. They looked like real Super Bowl contenders in the process.

WEEK 1: The Eagles are 1-0 after holding on to beat the Detroit Lions. The win was a little too close for comfort but they’ll take it.


Click here for a complete list of Eagles picks in the 2023 NFL Draft and beyond.

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