NFL Draft Predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles
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Coming off their first-ever Super Bowl win the year prior, the Philadelphia Eagles had an up-and-down year in 2018 and have several areas of need that must be addressed if they hope to get back to the Super Bowl this upcoming season. The 2019 NFL Draft offers plenty of talent that, if carefully selected, could provide the kind of impact necessary to compete for a championship once again.
Here are three reasonable draft predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles.
1. The Eagles Draft Michigan Linebacker Devin Bush at No. 25
The Eagles have a pretty big hole at linebacker now that Jordan Hicks has signed with the Arizona Cardinals. Drafting Devin Bush with their first-round pick could be the right move to address that need. The Michigan product is a freak athlete and tackling machine who would provide a significant upgrade over Kamu Grugier-Hill at strong side linebacker.
2. Philly Trades Back Into the First Round and Grabs Josh Jacobs
Philly has more than enough draft capital to trade back into the first round if need be and can reasonably do so by packaging one or both of their two second-rounders (No. 53 and No. 57 overall). Josh Jacobs is the top running back prospect in the draft and, considering the Eagles have a big need at running back even after trading for Jordan Howard, drafting the Alabama product will go a long way in rounding out their offense.
3. Carson Wentz's Backup is Drafted in the Last Four Rounds
Quarterback isn't Philly's biggest need, but the team could do a lot better than having Nate Sudfeld as their primary back up. N.C. State's Ryan Finley or Boise State's Brett Rypien should still be available when the Eagles are on the clock late in the draft. While both aren't finished products, learning under Doug Pederson could do wonders for their development.
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