Philadelphia Eagles earn strangely high marks in 2020 NFL Draft regrade

Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

No one has to answer this out loud but think about something for a second if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan. How many of you saw the day report cards were released as a time to get excited over?

Were you a child that couldn’t wait to get home to show yours off, or was that a day of shame and anguish? Did you smile all day and celebrate with your family, or did you simply forge your mom or dad’s signature and get that wretched piece of paper back to your teacher the next morning?

Eagles executive vice president and general manager Howie Roseman has a full plate daily with running an NFL franchise, but there are times that people believe his job description consists of three things: managing the salary cap, staffing this team with talent, and landing the appropriate draft picks.

His failure to do any of those things with any consistent success is why he’s found his way onto the bad side of much of this Philadelphia Eagles fan base. The jury is still out on his last two draft classes, and no, the most recent hasn’t played a down of football yet. Even still, you might be surprised by how they scored in a 2020 NFL Draft regrade.

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Recently, Pro Football Focus tried their hand at a 2020 NFL Draft regrade. Let’s get straight to the point. Philly’s grade of A- seemed a little high when it happened. A B- seems high now. Let’s take a look at each of Philly’s ten draft choices, but first, here’s where Michael Renner, the writer of this one stands on things.

"Trying to evaluate Jalen Reagor as a rookie with Carson Wentz throwing him the football was … difficult. The jury is still out on that one. While Jalen Hurts was an upgrade from Wentz, he still has a ways to go as a passer. The biggest positive from the rookie class comes from fourth-rounder Jack Driscoll, who filled in admirably with a 69.7 pass-blocking grade on 300 snaps at tackle."

Here are a few additional thoughts on every Eagles prospect taken.

Jalen Reagor, WR: There’s still hope because now, with a true number-one wide receiver on the roster, no one has to believe that Jalen Reagor is the guy or this offense’s primary option in the passing game.

Jalen Hurts, QB: Who knew that Carson Wentz would regress as he did, but if Jalen Hurts has a little Russell Wilson in him, taking a QB in the second round of the 2020 draft may prove to be one of the smartest things that Howie Roseman ever did.

Davion Taylor, LB: He seemed like a reach at 103, and truthfully, the Eagles have gotten nothing out of him.

K’Von Wallace, Safety: A potential steal a year ago, K’Von Wallace is now a really likable guy that’s buried on the depth chart.

 Jack Driscoll, OT: This guy has a ton of potential and could be one of this class’s saving graces.

John Hightower, WR: Uggh. Let’s move on and just hope that year two is better.

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Shaun Bradley, LB:  Like Wallace, Shaun Bradley was once a potential steal that is now buried on the depth chart at his position. All hope isn’t lost though.

Quez Watkins, WR: Well, there was that touchdown catch and run versus the Arizona Cardinals. Hopefully, things like that happen more often during the 2021-2022 season.

Prince Tega Wanogho, OT: Tell the truth. You forgot that he was a part of this draft class, didn’t you?

Casey Toohill, EDGE: Casey Toohill never really found favor with the Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff, got cut on October 13th, and got picked up by the Washington Football Team a day later.