Philadelphia Eagles draft board: Top 15 prospects for this team

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player. 882. . . . Rashawn Slater. 10

Here are a few more potential draft targets for the Philadelphia Eagles.

The name of Slater’s game (to the Eagles at least) is versatility. He can play any of the offensive line positions with sufficiency, and considering the number of injuries that the Eagles offensive line endured throughout the 2020 season, Slater is an attractive option for the team.

While his primary position is at offensive tackle, the Big Ten product can move inside to replace Seumalo or, at minimum, create an intriguing camp battle.

Slater’s run blocking is what sets him apart from other offensive linemen in this draft. With Doug Pederson out of Philadelphia, the Eagles will likely (one can hope) run the ball with more consistency. Miles Sanders has proved to be the best offensive weapon for the Eagles. Slater could pave holes for him at all five of the offensive line positions.

. . . Caleb Farley. 11. player. 847

Two cornerbacks have been mentioned before Farley, but it is entirely possible that the Virginia Tech product will be the first cornerback off of the board. Like the other two, he possesses great height, but strangely enough, this height doesn’t hinder his quickness. He can play man coverage with the best of them. And although his zone coverage ability isn’t elite, he can easily brush that up with the right coaching.

If the Eagles take a cornerback with pick 6, any one of the top three can make the argument that they deserve the top spot. It’ll become a preference thing for the Birds. Each of the top three have height and tremendous length, but there are little nuances to each of their games that may appeal to one team more than the other. For this reason, it becomes tough to nail down a true CB1 in this draft.

. . . Jaylen Waddle. 12. player. 829

Most experts consider Jaylen Waddle to be in the second tier of receivers for the 2021 NFL draft. He’s a talented prospect, but he doesn’t compare to the top two wide receivers in this draft. What he does boast though, is pure speed. To put his speed into comparison, Waddle was teammates with Henry Ruggs at Alabama and the two raced. It was a neck and neck finish.

An ankle injury held him out of the majority of Alabama’s 2020 season, but he recorded more than 110 receiving yards in four out of the five games he played in. His fit on the Eagles is a concern, however.

The team already drafted their ‘speedster’ in last year’s draft and they will be looking for more of a true WR1 in the first round of this year’s draft rather than a complementary receiver like Waddle. The Eagles should look towards Chase or Smith if they want to draft a receiver in the first round.