Philadelphia Eagles 2021 seven-round mock draft: Eagles get their guy

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Let’s take a look at some potential Philadelphia Eagles prospects.

While playoff hopes are still alive and well, it’s also time to start looking at the upcoming draft in April. Draft night has not been kind to Philadelphia Eagles fans in recent years. We don’t need to remind you of the list of missed picks. This Eagles team would probably be better if the fans had voted on the picks.

If the Eagles don’t make the playoffs, there is a sense of optimism around this year’s draft. General manager and vice president Howie Roseman couldn’t possibly mess up a top 10 pick…could he? Let’s hope not. There’s a lot of talent near the top of the board. Most of that talent fills positions of need for the Eagles too. They should end up with an impact player. They have to.

Also, they could land top talent in the following rounds. The Eagles have their own pick in rounds two and three. They’ll have top picks in those rounds as well. Look at the Cincinnati Bengals last year. They owned the number one overall pick. Obviously, they got their franchise quarterback in Joe Burrow in Round 1. Hopefully, he has a smooth recovery this offseason.

Since the Bengals had the top pick in the following rounds, they were able to take two more impact players. In Round 2, they landed Tee Higgins who has put up 61 catches, 809 yards, and five touchdowns this year. In Round 3, they landed Logan Wilson. The linebacker position was a huge need for Cincinnati. Wilson has continued to grow throughout this year and could be a starter down the road. Despite not being a starter yet, he has earned a decent share of the snaps. He has 33 tackles, four tackles for loss, two interceptions, one sack, and three pass deflections despite playing just 33 percent of defensive snaps.

While the Eagles won’t have the number one overall pick, they could have a chance to capitalize on their picks. It’s difficult to see Roseman doing that though. Let’s hope that even he can’t mess up a pick this high. Let’s look at a potential mock draft for this Eagles team.