Philadelphia Eagles: Grading the 2018 NFL Draft selections

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 01: Michael Clark
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 01: Michael Clark /
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Josh Sweat, DE

Round 4, Pick 130

Anybody who is a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles knows that their coaching staff and front office will never let an injury dictate decisions. Just look at cornerback Sidney Jones, for example. The Eagles knew that Jones would most-likely miss his rookie season in 2017, but they still spent their second-round pick on him, knowing they were getting tremendous value when healthy.

This time around, the Eagles did something quite similar with Florida State’s Josh Sweat. Although Sweat’s major injury concerns stem from his High School days, he still played 35 out of 36 games in college. It was a little surprising to see Sweat fall that deep into the fourth round, but nobody here is complaining.

The Eagles got some decent value to add to their already dominant defensive line. It is doubtful that Sweat receives a ton of snaps in year one, but this was undoubtedly a pick for the future. After the 2018 season, there is a good chance that the Eagles will lose Chris Long, Michael Bennett, and possibly even Brandon Graham. So it makes sense why the Eagles are looking towards 2019 already with the selection of Josh Sweat.

Grade: A+