Eagles draft DT Milton Williams at No. 73 overall
The Philadelphia Eagles have selected DT Milton Williams out of Louisiana Tech after trading back to #73 overall. Williams is a versatile defensive lineman that has all the traits of a 3-down player in the NFL. Williams’ Pro Day increased his stock mightily throughout the draft process, drawing comparisons to Aaron Donald. At 6’4″, 278 pounds, Williams has the potential to be a double-digit sack player in the league with the right coaching and scheme.
Williams recorded 44 tackles (10 for loss), 24 combined QB hits and hurries, and 4.5 sacks last season. He was also the sixth-best rated interior defensive lineman heading into the draft, per PFF. Adding him to a rotation that already consists of Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, and Hassan Ridgeway will only make the defensive line more lethal. One has to wonder if the Eagles will ever address their glaring need at CB, however.
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