3. The Eagles will go with the ‘Best Player Available’ approach
Don’t expect the Eagles’ front office to highlight a specific need for their selections. They will simply put together a big-board based off of what they’ve learned over the last few months or so from scouting, and they will go from there. On Tuesday, Roseman made it clear he views the Eagles as a ‘win-now’ team still. Without any injuries, he doesn’t see any holes when you look specifically at the starters on the roster.
Obviously, depth will be essential, but they won’t go into the draft thinking they want to select a specific position for each round. When it’s their time to pick, they will simply go with the best player on their board, no matter how loaded up the position is.
We’ve seen the Eagles do this for the last couple of years now and it’s worked out fairly well. At this point, we know the point of their offseason strategy – sign established veterans based off of need, and draft rookies based off of talent. It doesn’t matter if a guy can’t play during his entire first year or not, if they are getting great value in the selection, then that’s all that matters.