Power Ranking Roundup: Where do the Eagles stand after the 2022 NFL Draft?
The Philadelphia Eagles killed it during last week’s NFL Draft, selecting Georgia DT Jordan Davis while also slinging a deal to acquire A.J. Brown from the Tennessee Titans. Following the draft, many outlets considered the Eagles to have amongst the best drafts, solidifying many of their weaknesses from last year.
Although they didn’t skyrocket up the boards, the Eagles are now consistently ranked in the top half of the league, compared to sitting in the low 20s like last season.
“They’ve had a heck of an offseason and really had a nice draft weekend. That means this season is all about Jalen Hurts and his growth, especially after adding receiver A.J. Brown in a trade.”
“Arguably nobody improved as much during NFL Draft weekend as the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles traded for A.J. Brown, injecting a legitimate alpha receiver to a group with DeVonta Smith and Quez Watkins.
They drafted Jordan Davis, who is one of the best players in the draft but plays a position traditionally undervalued by the league. And then Philadelphia selected their center of the future in Round 2 and crushed on the defensive side of the ball again with Nakobe Dean, who fell because of an unresolved injury.”
“Howie Roseman is on a heater. Last month, the veteran GM pulled off an excellent draft capital swap with the Saints that set up the Eagles well in the years to come. In Vegas, Philly fortified its defensive front with first-round pick Jordan Davis, then pulled off what might be remembered as the Ocean’s 11 heist of the draft by landing Georgia middle linebacker Naboke Dean in the third round.
A day earlier, Roseman pulled off another heist by landing star wide receiver A.J. Brown in a trade with the Titans. Given all the factors at play — Brown’s age (24), his All-Pro ability, and the team’s struggles to identify wideout talent in the draft (outside DeVonta Smith) — yep, just call the Iggles GM Danny Ocean.”
“The Eagles are trying to take their offense to a higher gear with Jalen Hurts in Year 3 with the addition of A.J. Brown to help DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert. Jordan Davis, Haason Reddick and Kyzir White were good reinforcements for the defensive front seven. The Eagles will keep fighting for another wild card but Hurts’ growth would be key if they plan on pushing the Cowboys.”
It’s going to be an exciting season for the Eagles, and hopefully, they can continue to surpass their expectations as they did last season.
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