Philadelphia Eagles: An ideal re-draft of their 2019 class
By Hunter Doyle
With the 2020 NFL Draft right around the corner, let’s take a look at what the Philadelphia Eagles did right and wrong in last year’s version.
After making some key offseason acquisitions, the Philadelphia Eagles are on the verge of what everyone who follows the team hopes will be a significant draft. Even if it has only been a year, a sense of whether or not those guys have potential can be gained. It will be crucial for ‘the Birds’ to learn from last year’s best and worst decisions as they move forward.
The NFL Draft is difficult for every front office to navigate. Each scouting team spends months gaining as much information as possible about each college prospect they’re considering. Thay evaluate talent and personality. Then, they use the information to build their draft board and determine who their best options are.
Even after all of that has been done, unexpected trades happen in the blink of an eye. A shakeup can change the entire complexion of the draft, and every team has to figure out what their new course of action is.
There are plenty of decisions to be made throughout the draft process, and sometimes prospects don’t work out. Some of the early-round busts and late-round steals each year can define the general perception of a team’s front office.
During the 2019 season, the Eagles saw some early signs of how their new class might progress. It’s still too early to predict how well everyone will perform in the years to come, but it’s always intriguing to look back at what could’ve been.
With that being said, let’s redraft 2019’s class.