Philadelphia Eagles draft: Ranking potential replacements for Zach Ertz

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Philadelphia Eagles potential draft targets: Isaiah Likely, Coastal Carolina

A former teammate of rookie Eagles defensive end Tarron Jackson, one has to wonder if number 75 has already spoken to Philly’s leadership structure on Isaiah Likely’s behalf. If he hasn’t, the rest of us should probably do it for him.

Isaiah Likely is, well, more than likely to inch up a few NFL draft boards as we make our way through the remainder of the college football season. He isn’t that big. He’s six-foot-two and tips the scales at 240 pounds, but like so many other guys on this list, if he gets an all-star game invite, it should work out pretty well for him.

Philadelphia Eagles potential draft targets: Cameron Latu, Alabama

Of course, an Alabama guy is on the list. Love them or hate them, the Crimson Tide has been a farm system to the NFL, and that will continue into the 2022 NFL Draft. Cameron Latu‘s first ten receptions of the current season resulted in 132 yards and five touchdowns.

If the Philadelphia Eagles were to get their hands on him, it would more than likely help a team that has had a tendency to go on offensive droughts. Not only does Latu average a first-down per catch (13.2 yards per reception to be exact) but he also has shown proficiency in the red zone, two areas where Philly could use some traction.