Here’s the bottom half of that top ten if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Trying to figure out who those mid-round prospects are can be a tough task if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan. That’s especially true if you spent the better portion of the football season in 2020 asking yourself why the Birds are so bad or if you had to dedicate a few weeks to figure out who’s even playing. A lot of good players sat out in 2021 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As you know, the draft isn’t an exact science, but come on. Again, we know Jaycee Horn, Caleb Farley, and Patrick Surtain are the three corners who should come off of the board first. Here’s where everyone else fell after another peek at the tape.
10. Paulson Adebo, Stanford
Paulson Adebo was one of those guys that sat out. Though his reasons make sense, the decision may have jeopardized his draft status some. He needed to show he was durable, and there were a few remaining questions about his game, questions that still remain unanswered as we approach the selection meeting.
9. Asante Samuel Jr., Florida State
If nepotism was a deciding factor in the draft process, Samuel would be a shoo-in to don the midnight green. His father was a former Eagle and Pro Bowler. Junior has been exposed from time to time (see the Notre Dame game), but he has the tools to be a great pickup in his own right.