Philadelphia Eagles Day 3 Mock Draft: Will positional need be addressed?

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How will the Philadelphia Eagles finish the 2021 NFL Draft?

After an exciting Day 1 of landing DeVonta Smith, fans of the Philadelphia Eagles had mixed feelings on Day 2. Some loved the picks. Landon Dickerson was one of the best players available at pick 37 and can play all five offensive line positions. He figures to provide the Eagles with much-needed depth in 2021 and has the potential to be a starter in his rookie year. Despite that, many fans voiced reasonable concerns about his extensive injury history.

In Round 3, the Birds landed one of the best athletes in the entire draft in Milton Williams. Like Dickerson, he was one of the better players on the board. He can rush from the edge and from the interior which is something the Eagles have loved from their defensive lineman in years past. He’ll likely play a key role in the defensive line rotation in 2021. At the same time, the Eagles passed on top-tier talent at positions of need. It looked like the draft room wasn’t even on board with Howie Roseman.

These certainly weren’t bad picks and it’s been in the Eagles’ DNA to build from the trenches. If Dickerson stays healthy, that could end up being a massive steal. With the Eagles injury history, we wouldn’t blame you for being tired of hearing ‘if (insert player name) stays healthy’ especially with the offensive line.

As for Milton Williams, let’s hope he proves the Eagles right but it is certainly a bit frustrating to pass up talent at cornerback. Avonte Maddox, Craig James, and Michael Jacquet aren’t exactly the guys that should be leading the pack for starting cornerback spots. Steven Nelson is still an option in free agency post-draft but that’s not a guarantee and even with him, the depth at the positional is lacking. Let’s hope the Birds address it early on Day 3.