Philadelphia Eagles draft watch: Thoughts on every 6th-round draftee

Marlon Tuipulotu #95, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
Marlon Tuipulotu #95, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

There’s an old saying in football lore, though these days it may be difficult to remember where it came from or who said it first. That saying is “successful football teams build from the ball and move outward”. Have you noticed what the Philadelphia Eagles have done? Four of their first seven picks were dedicated to an offensive or defensive lineman. Three of those four picks were defensive lineman,

It was probably hard to sneak any of this past you if you’re a Birds fan, but here’s a recap. The Philadelphia Eagles snagged the best interior offensive lineman in this year’s selection meeting (if he’s healthy) in Landon Dickerson. They scooped Milton Williams in Round 3.

That brings us to Round 6, one where Philly added two defensive linemen as well as a

Here’s who was taken, and here is an immediate reaction after the selection of each prospect.

This is a nice crop of talent for this Philadelphia Eagles team.

Okay Birds fans, Here’s what we have. This is as good a group of sixth-rounders as the Philadelphia Eagles could have landed, if not better.

Marlon Tuipulotu, DT, Pick 189: Marlon Tuipulotu is the selection at 189. Many draft pundits see him as a top-ten defensive tackle when stacked against his peers. NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah named him as his sixth-best defensive tackle in this class, and the Philadelphia Eagles landed him in Round 6.

104 total tackles, 8.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles were the result of 33 career games. He earned a First Team All-Pac-12 nod in 2020.

Tarron Jackson DE/DT Pick 191: Defensive end/defensive tackle hybrid Tarron Jackson comes off of the draft board at the 191st-overall selection. This is a stud from Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. At six-foot-two and 260 pounds, this young man racked up 188 total tackles, including 42 for a loss, to go along with 24.5 sacks and six forced fumbles.

He finished his career with two First-team All-Sun Belt nods (2019, 2020) after earning a Third-team All-Sun Belt nod in 2018. He was also a consensus first-team All-American and the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year. He’s a baller that can play inside and outside.

JaCoby Stevens, linebacker, Pick 224: A quick look around a few charts and scouting reports tells us that JaCoby Stevens makes a lot of lists as one of the 15 best linebackers in this draft class, but as fate would have it, he lands with the Eagles in Round 6. He joins a crowded Eagles linebacker room that includes. Joe Bachie, Shaun Bradley, Davion Taylor, Eric Wilson, Rashad Smith, Alex Singleton, T.J. Edwards, and Genard Avery.