Philadelphia Eagles 2021 NFL Draft class lands them on a unique list

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At the time of this story being written and published, May is nearing its end and June is almost here. For most Philadelphia Eagles fans, the NFL Draft seemed like it took forever to arrive, and as quickly as it did, it was over. Dare we say that it hasn’t even been a month since the selection meeting ended but it feels like it was three months ago?

If you’re like most Birds fans, you can’t stop talking about the 2021-2022 season, which will now consist of 17 games. Philly is scheduled for their annual two-game clashes with the New York Giants, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Washington Football Team. They also draw the four members of both the NFC South and the AFC West.

If this team is to win the NFC East, a feat that is doable whether fans want to hear that or not, they’re going to need some steady contribution from their young guns. Fortunately, things are looking up around the NovaCare Complex.

The Philadelphia Eagles are shopping for talent in the right places.

While the jury is still out on the 2020 Philadelphia Eagles draft class (and while some grade that class higher than others might), there’s still reason for optimism. Philly’s fans have reason to be excited, and part of that is the fact that their favorite team seems to be fishing in the right ponds now.

This season, Philly added nine players to the nest. They took two players from college football’s best program, and in the process, they found themselves on a very interesting list. They were one of nine teams that selected at least five or more prospects that earned invitations and participated in the most recent Senior Bowl. Take a look.

Excitement is growing for Philadelphia Eagles fans.

Add the Philadelphia Eagles to a unique list that includes the Atlanta Falcons, the San Francisco 49ers, the Tennessee Titans, the Minnesota Vikings, the Buffalo Bills among others. Expect DeVonta Smith, Landon Dickerson, Marlon Tuipulotu, Tarron Jackson, and Jacoby Stevens all figure to contribute immediately and often.

Oh and just in case you’re wondering, the selection of Smith and Dickerson marks the first time the Birds have taken an Alabama prospect since they landed Freddie Milons back in 2002. That’s hard to imagine right?

It seems like a pretty straightforward concept. If you want to draft the best talent, raid the schools that keep churning the best players out.

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Even still, perhaps this is a sign that better days and wiser decisions are coming. Philly got one of the best wide receivers in the 2021 draft class. They also landed what might be the draft’s best interior lineman (if he’s healthy of course). Look around the Eagles fan base. Fans everywhere are beginning to smile a little more often than they were three months ago.