NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Day 2 Picks
The first day of the 2022 NFL Draft in Philadelphia in turmoil. The Eagles landing both Jordan Davis AND AJ Brown are, well, pretty awesome!
But the action is barely over. the The birds still have four peaks to work with, including two selections entering Day 2. It’s possible they’ll add even more to their arsenal by trading and/or moving a veteran player or two or three (Jalen Reagor? Andre Dillard? Gardner Minshew).
For now, let’s look at who might be available for the Eagles when they pick tonight. There are undoubtedly some intriguing talents left on the board.
51) Philadelphia Eagles: Nakobe Dean, Linebacker, UGA
The Eagles made the right call in grabbing Jordan Davis, so they must now draft the other UGA star in Nakobe Dean. Dean’s speed and physicality would be a new addition to the Eagles linebacking squad. Pairing him with an increasingly athletic group of second-tier defenders would make the Eagles defense threatening and unpredictable.
83) Philadelphia Eagles: Derion Kendrick, Cornerback, UGA
The Eagles make it a Bulldogs hat trick with Derion Kendrick in the third round. Kendrick is a smart, well-rounded cornerback who has the size and physique to play well on the outside. He makes a lot of sense as the number two cornerback in their defense.
Round 2, Pick 51: Philadelphia Eagles – Christian Harris (Alabama LB)
Philadelphia basically refuses to take LBs in the first round, but they get value in backer ‘Bama here.
Round 3, Pick 83: Philadelphia Eagles – Marcus Jones (Houston CB)
Although small, Jones immediately contributes to special teams and will try to work on defense.
51. Philadelphia Eagles: Logan Hall, EDGE, Houston
The Eagles brought in the disappointing Derek Barnett in the first round but have yet to address passing depth with a good potential starting reserve. In this spot, it’s hard to ignore Hall’s athletic advantage.
83. Philadelphia Eagles: Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin
The Eagles need special attention after leaving Alex Singleton with Kyzir White serving as a limited veteran option. Chenal is an active fielder against the run and in the pass rush who can develop quickly as a cover man.
51. Philadelphia Eagles – David Ojabo, Edge, Michigan
After the season, Ojabo was struggling to break into the top 10 until fate intervened when he tore an Achilles during his professional exercises. With the talented Michigan Edge posting an 87.3 pass-rush on the shelf for the year, Philadelphia general manager Howie Roseman is smartly picking him up to hide and go wild on the NFC East.
83. Philadelphia Eagles – Channing Tindall, LB, Georgia
51) Philadelphia Eagles: Tariq Woolen, BC, UTSA
After landing the gargantuan heart of their defensive line in Jordan Davis and trading for AJ Brown, the Philadelphia Eagles fill a need in the secondary with the selection of Tariq Woolen. A long, tall cornerback with elite athletic traits, Woolen is a former wide receiver who shows prowess at the catch point and is on an upward trajectory.
83) Philadelphia Eagles: Sean Rhyan, G, UCLA
51. Philadelphia Eagles: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama
An above average athlete, Harris has speed and covering ability that will appeal to the Eagles.
83. Philadelphia Eagles: Kingsley Enagbare, Edge, SC
51. Philadelphia Eagles: Arnold Ebiketie, Edge, Penn State
Temple’s transfer would go to Philadelphia in this scenario, and the Eagles would benefit from the depth of a strong point class, as Ebiketie is my 34th ranked prospect. While not as effective against the run, his length (34 ⅛” arms), flex, and active hands should allow him to be a productive pass thrower early in his career.
83. Eagles: Brian Asamoah, LB, Oklahoma
51. Philadelphia Eagles | Alabama LB Christian Harris
83. Philadelphia Eagles | Auburn BC Roger McCreary
51. Darian Kinnard, Kentucky, OG
83. Nick Cross, Maryland, South
51. Philadelphia Eagles: Kenneth Walker III, RB, state of michigan
The Eagles love keeping a deep backfield with various runners, and that should be especially a priority with Miles Sanders’ injury history and expiring contract. Walker is a powerful fullback who is great at creating on his own and fighting through contact. He could very well supplant Sanders as a starter by the end of the year.
51. Philadelphia Eagles: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming
You have to give it to Howie Roseman. Not only did the Philadelphia Eagles add a perfect inside defensive lineman to their defense, in the towering Jordan Davis, but they used their other first-round pick as part of a deal for AJ Brown, giving them a excellent weapon in the passing game. . Now they’re tackling the linebacker job, a move that many Eagles fans have been asking for for the past few years. Chad Muma is an experienced linebacker who can play sideline-to-sideline, but is conscious of getting into throwing lanes and punishing quarterbacks for mistakes in the passing game.
51) Eagles: David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan
Ojabo ripped an Achilles on his pro day, dropping him from a potential top-15 pick in the (likely) second round. The Eagles love some players who are recovering from serious injuries in the second round.
51) Eagles: Roger McCreary, BC, Auburn
The Eagles will fill a need at cornerback with McCreary, who offers great value. He is able to compete for the starting spot against Darius Slay in training camp.
Philadelphia Eagles: S Nick Cross, Maryland
The Eagles came out of the first round with Jordan Davis and AJ Brown – a strong contender for the best run in the first round. Their focus should shift to adding talent in the secondary on Day 2. Crossing the 4.35-second dash from 40 yards at 215 pounds is an elite number and speaks to the range he could bring to the back of the Philadelphia defense. He could be available as the Eagles’ second pick on Day 2 (83rd overall).
A few quick points:
- There is a good opportunity for the Eagles to improve their LB corps at No. 51 with Muma, Harris and/or Dean potentially available. Will they pull the trigger, though?
- Are you comfortable with Ojabo risk? I like his advantage but the Achilles injury is a pretty big concern.
- It would be nice if Jaquan Brisker or Jalen Pitre rank 51st.
- I don’t like the Eagles taking Kenneth Walker from a resource standpoint…but I really like his talent.
- Who do you want the Eagles to take? Who do you think they’ll take?