Eagles Make Shocking Addition to Offense in Todd McShay's Post-Combine Mock Draft
The NFL offseason will officially begin next week, and while free agency is the first major thing on the calendar, every team is already looking toward April's NFL Draft.
The Draft allows teams to target any positions they fell short of addressing in free agency or for the future. ESPN's NFL Draft expert Todd McShay recently released his post-combine mock draft for the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Despite going to the Super Bowl, the Philadelphia Eagles own the No. 10 pick, originally owned by the New Orleans Saints. The Eagles had one of the most elite rushing attacks this season, led much of the way by Miles Sanders. Sanders is now a free agent, however, so it's looking like a real possibility that he won't be back in Philadelphia next season.
Eagles 2023 Mock Draft
Todd McShay's latest mock might give us a clue as to why. He's projected the Eagles to select top running back Bijan Robinson out of the University of Texas at No. 10.
Robinson is considered a superstar prospect. The best RB in the draft and the most complete prospect coming out of college since Saquon Barkley, Robinson can do it all -- run, catch, and block. He's a three-down workhorse back that can run both in and outside the tackles.
Normally, a lot of people would have a problem selecting a running back with a top-10 pick, but with so few holes on a team that was in the Super Bowl this past season, this pick is a luxury for the Eagles because they can afford it.
Most people project Robinson to be better than Sanders instantly upon entering the league, so why not get a younger and better running back for a cheaper price? It seems like a no-brainer for Philly. Other teams might pass on Robinson that high despite his talent, but the Eagles find themselves in a perfect spot to get the best RB in the class and one of the most talented and gifted players overall.
Plus, they still have their own first round pick at No. 31 to address any other holes they might have.
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