Eagles Land Immediate Starters in Mel Kiper's Latest 2022 NFL Mock Draft

Larry Rupp
The Philadelphia Eagles nab instant starters in Mel Kiper's latest 2022 NFL mock draft.
The Philadelphia Eagles nab instant starters in Mel Kiper's latest 2022 NFL mock draft. / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles have already addressed a few needs through the free agent market, but have an opportunity to further their improvement in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Philly Fans will love to see that their favorite team nabs three instant starters in Mel Kiper's latest 2022 NFL mock draft.

Eagles Mock Draft

Kiper projects Philadelphia to select defensive end Jermaine Johnson II at No. 15 overall before taking wide receiver Chris Olave at No. 16 and linebacker Devin Lloyd at No. 19. The Eagles have made it a point that they will be looking to add to those three positions before Week 1 rolls around.

Johnson has been one of the fastest rising players in this class following his dominance at the Senior Bowl. The Florida State standout racked up 70 tackles (17.5 for loss) and 11.5 sacks during his senior season and could help an Eagles' d-line that posted a measly 29.0 sacks in 2021 (No. 31 in NFL).

On the offensive side of the ball, Philadelphia is still in search for a No. 2 WR to pair with DeVonta Smith on the outside. Olave fits that mold to a tee given the combination of speed and verticality he possesses. The 21-year-old scored 35 touchdowns across 38 career games played at Ohio State.

The last pick of these three would be the most surprising simply due to the fact that the Eagles haven't selected a LB in the first round since 1979. Lloyd may be the perfect player to break that trend, though. The Utah product logged 111 tackles (22.0 for loss), 7.0 sacks, 4 interceptions and 6 pass breakups this past fall.

The 2022 NFL Draft is set to get started on Thursday, April 28.

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