Philadelphia Eagles draft watch: 10 Possible replacements for Zach Ertz

Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)
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Here are a few of the lesser-known potential Philadelphia Eagles prospects.

This is a pretty decent class of tight ends that will be entering the NFL in 2021. They aren’t phenomenal, but they’re pretty good. There’s definitely no evidence that the guys at the top of the list aren’t better than Jason Croom, Hakeem Butler, Tyree Jackson, and Caleb Wilson.

Kyle Pitts is clearly head and shoulders above everyone else, but here’s a list of a few other prospects that may tickle Philly’s fancy if they don’t go with a potential replacement for Ertz early. These are some big dudes. In other words, Jalen Hurts, if he’s starting, shouldn’t have any issues with finding any of these guys on third down or in the red zone.

Nick Eubanks, Michigan

Nick Eubanks doesn’t have much of a collegiate resume to fawn over. We’re talking about 24 games to be exact, and the five games he appeared in for the Wolverines during the 2021 season were contests in which he mostly contributed as a blocker. Still, even with that being said, he’s someone that could come in and help an NFL team if he’s given a real opportunity.

Expect Eubanks to be taken on the draft’s third day.

Trae Barry, Jacksonville State

The other Gamecocks, the ones that play at Jacksonville State, didn’t play much in 2020, but Barry performed well for them when they did. He also flashed as a junior. At six-foot-seven and 235 pounds, he’s too big for most NFL corners to cover and too fast for some linebackers to keep up with. Keep an eye on him as we move through the draft process.