3 Playmakers the Eagles Can Steal in the Late Rounds of the NFL Draft

Three playmakers the Eagles can steal in the late rounds of the NFL Draft, including Dyami Brown.
Three playmakers the Eagles can steal in the late rounds of the NFL Draft, including Dyami Brown. / Grant Halverson/Getty Images

The 2021 NFL Draft is just over a week away and the Philadelphia Eagles will be looking to add some game-changing prospects to their roster. While it is important to nail the first few rounds, it is just as vital to find the diamonds in the rough in the second half of the draft.

It is no secret that this class is deep with talent and potential stars. Here are three playmakers the Eagles can steal in the later round of the NFL draft.

1. Dyami Brown, WR, UNC

Dyami Brown
Dyami Brown's consistent production in college speaks for itself. / Grant Halverson/Getty Images

The Eagles have struggled to find production from their wide receiving group over the last few seasons. Adding a player like Dyami Brown out of UNC could give them an explosive weapon for quarterback Jalen Hurts. Brown put together back-to-back seasons with over 1,000 receiving yards in 2019-20 as the No. 1 option in the passing game. He also averaged 18.7 yards per reception in college and scored 21 touchdowns over three years. That kind of consistency is exactly what the Eagles should be looking for. Brown is projected to be a third or early fourth round pick.

2. Shakur Brown, DB, Michigan State

Shakur Brown
Shakur Brown should be a target for the Eagles in the late rounds. / Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

A shaky secondary has continued to cause issues for this Philadelphia defense. They racked up the fourth-fewest interceptions in the NFL last season (8), but could improve by adding Michigan State's Shakur Brown to the mix. Brown had 5 interceptions in 7 games played with the Spartans in 2020 and has broken up at least four passes in each of the last two seasons. He would give the Eagles some much-needed depth at the cornerback position and has the versatility to move around on defense. The Eagles could develop him into a reliable starting player down the road.

3. Shaka Toney, EDGE, Penn State

Shaka Toney
Shake Toney could be a developmental player for the Eagles. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Eagles have a stout defensive line, but have thrived off of having the depth to rotate players throughout the game. The Eagles lost Vinny Curry to free agency this offseason and drafting Toney could be one way to help fill that hole on the roster. The 6-foot-3, 238-pound edge rusher posted at least 7.0 sacks in each of his last three seasons with the Nittany Lions and also forced 4 fumbles in his college career. If he can bulk up his size, Toney could be a player that sees playing time on the field as early as next season.

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