Eagles Pull Off Perfect First Round in Latest ESPN Mock Draft

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Philadelphia Eagles pulled off the perfect first round in ESPN's latest NFL Mock Draft.
The Philadelphia Eagles pulled off the perfect first round in ESPN's latest NFL Mock Draft. / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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The Philadelphia Eagles haven't won a playoff game since the 2018-19 postseason and will look to change that trend through a successful NFL Draft. The draft is just over a week away and Philadelphia sits in prime position with two first-round picks (No. 15 and 18) after their offseason trade with the New Orleans Saints.

ESPN's NFL Draft insider Jordan Reid recently mocked up the "perfect" Eagles draft class, and it includes a pair of stellar options in Round 1.

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Reid projects Philadelphia to nab Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams at No. 15 and Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. at No. 18.

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Not only does this first round fill the most pressing needs on Philly's roster, but does so with a pair of talents with instant-starter talents, although the start of Williams' career will be a bit delayed by injury..

Rookies like Ja'Marr Chase, Jaylen Waddle and Philadelphia's own DeVonta Smith proved the immediate returns a first-round wide receiver can provide. Outside of Smith, the Eagles wide receiver room has left fans wanting more. Williams is still recovering from his ACL tear in the CFP National Championship game, but tallied over 1,500 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns last year.

With Steven Nelson departing in free agency, and Darius Slay entering his age-31 season, the Eagles need to get younger in their secondary. Booth possesses both physicality and an understanding of throwing windows, and could the perfect fit in Jonathan Gannon's defense.

Eagles fans eagerly await the NFL Draft, which kicks off Thursday, April 28.

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