The Philadelphia Eagles may have as many as nine draft picks when the NFL Draft kicks off at the end of April.
The Philadelphia Eagles and their fans find themselves in a new position as they’ve officially closed the book on the 2018-19 season. It’s one that includes a ton of expectations. As fans, we saw the team do everything we hoped they would.
Though it was rough, they fought at season’s end. They won three games that they absolutely had to win, and they won a playoff game. To put it simply, they went out like champions, and they went down swinging.
Now, it’s time to get those guys back on the field who were hurt. It’s time to find some key pieces at important places. It’s time to scout all of that college talent and prepare for the NFL Combine and NFL Draft.
There’s no time like the present.
To be honest, keeping up with Philly’s draft picks might make one feel like it requires a master’s degree. It’s actually not that difficult. You just have to be paying attention at all times. Philly traded out of the first round in last April’s draft, and that gave them an additional second-round choice.
Then, they lost a third-round pick when they traded for Golden Tate. We’ve discussed the possibility of adding compensatory picks before. You can click here for a story on the reason Philly didn’t receive any in 2018 and an explanation on how the process works, but recently, we’ve learned that Philly may be in line to be awarded three compensatory picks in 2019.
That will give them a total of nine for April’s selection meeting. They’ll need to use them wisely.
17 potential free agents sit on the roster, and seeing as how Philly’s projected to have the least amount of cap space when free agency begins, they’ll probably see a lot of those guys go.
There will be a lot of holes to fill. The Eagles will need to use those picks wisely.