As we head into the third season for the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2017 NFL Draft class, is it beginning to look like a failed draft?
It’s tough when it is time to decide whether individual players or groups of players are flops or not. Typically, it has been said that players need at least three years in the league before anybody can make that call. Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor is a good example of that.
This year, the Eagles 2017 NFL Draft class will enter year three of their careers — and some of them will be entering it elsewhere. At the time when the draft went down, it felt like the Eagles hit on a lot of picks — but it turns out that wasn’t exactly the case.
Out of eight total picks that year, the Eagles currently possess six of the players. In a few weeks or so, that number could change. Who knows if all of the remaining picks will all play through their rookie contracts or not, which will expire next season. At this point, asking if the 2017 Draft class for the Birds was a flop isn’t exactly far fetched.
While there weren’t tons of clear flops, per se — there are a few players who are beginning to enter into that territory as they head into a critical season. Seeing as though the Eagles are a ‘ready to win now’ type of team, there really isn’t any room for error from these young veterans.
What needs to happen in 2019 and beyond in order to ensure that Howie Roseman and the rest of the Eagles front office did a somewhat decent job in the 2017 NFL Draft?