Philadelphia Eagles, seven-round mock draft: Picking 12th
By Hunter Doyle
The Philadelphia Eagles get some depth at defensive tackle.
With Malik Jackson out of the picture, the Eagles could use some more bodies behind Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, and Hassan Ridgeway. T.Y. McGill was impressive when called upon a season ago. Raequan Williams has potential as a run stopper in the middle, but that shouldn’t prevent the Eagles from bringing in another body. Mustafa Johnson fits the bill in Round 7.
The 290-pound defensive tackle doesn’t let anyone get past him. He has 26 career tackles for a loss of yardage. He’ll certainly clog up space for the Birds similar to how Anthony Rush did during his time here.
While some might criticize his height (he’s six-foot-two, which is short for a defensive tackle), it almost works as an advantage for him. He’s able to play low and get into the chests of opposing offensive lineman who play too tall.
Johnson will compete every single snap and continue fighting no matter what the situation which should help him to stick around in training camp for a while and possibly make a practice squad.