The Philadelphia Eagles would be ecstatic to land one of these three.
Penei Sewell would be a dream pick for the Eagles at six. The Eagles don’t necessarily need a left tackle because of Dillard and Mailata’s presence, but Sewell has the talent to anchor the offensive line for the next ten years. Carson Wentz was the most sacked quarterback in the league last year despite only playing only 12 games.
Whether it’s Jalen Hurts or Wentz under center next year, the Eagles’ quarterback cannot succeed if the offensive line plays the way they did a season ago.
Sewell played well enough to earn multiple Heisman votes in 2019. Even after opting out of the 2020 college football season, he has rightfully earned the title of the best offensive lineman in the upcoming draft. The issue for the Eagles is that the Cincinnati Bengals are sure to be all over him at the number five selection. It’s possible that the former Oregon Duck can be a top-three pick as well. He’s a longshot to fall to the sixth pick.
On the topic of longshots, Trevor Lawrence lands at number two for the Philadelphia Eagles. Lawrence’s talent is well-documented, and he is considered to be one of the best QB prospects since Andrew Luck. The Birds already have two starting-caliber quarterbacks, but Lawrence offers an upside that Hurts and Wentz simply don’t possess.
The former Clemson quarterback is virtually a lock for the Jacksonville Jaguars at the number one pick, and if, by some miracle, he drops past them, the Jets and Falcons would certainly pull the trigger. Still, it’s fun to imagine the sight of Lawrence in an Eagles uniform, and for the purpose of creating a draft board, Trevor Lawrence checks in at the second spot.
Ja’Marr Chase would bolster an Eagles receiving corps that hasn’t had a wide receiver eclipse 1,000 yards since Jeremy Maclin did so in 2014. After an underwhelming rookie year for Jalen Reagor, there is a real possibility that the team elects to choose a receiver in the first round in back to back drafts (and for good reason).
Chase simply doesn’t have a hole in his game, and the tape proves it. In his historic 2019 season, he racked up 1,780 receiving yards (the most in program history) and 20 receiving touchdowns (also the most in program history).
Sure, he was part of a historic offense, but the rest of that 2019 LSU offense, namely Justin Jefferson, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and Joe Burow, all had elite rookie seasons in the NFL. He’s a longshot and a dream pick at six for the Philadelphia Eagles as well.