Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Round 1, Pick 25
Somehow, Alabama offensive tackle Jonah Williams dropped to the 25th pick in the first round. As always, there are quite a few offensive tackles in this draft that are worth a first-round pick. Williams happened to be the fourth and final tackle taken off the board by the Eagles at 25.
Last week, we had the Eagles taking an injured defensive tackle in this slot, but over the previous week word has gotten around that the Eagles are on the hunt for a Jason Peters replacement. Now that replacing the future Hall of Famer has become the main priority for the Eagles, offensive tackle is the logical selection here.
And if none of these top-tier guys are falling to the Birds at No. 25, we shouldn’t rule out a trade up for one. After all, the Eagles do have two second-rounders, and a pair of fourths as well. It’s very much possible they make a deal. However, they don’t need to here. They get a top-caliber offensive tackle, who has the skillset to start right away but won’t have to, thanks to Jason Peters’ final return for the 2019 season.