Ranking Eagles 2018 NFL Draft picks {including a 7th round steal}

Jordan Mailata #68, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles
Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Well, at least Howie Roseman got the 2018 Eagles draft class right.

Can we agree that there are times in which we’re just too hard on Howie Roseman? We’re just teasing! Of course we aren’t. As much as Howie has had a tendency to come through on occasion, he’s equally as proficient at doing things that even the most casual football fan would look at and scratch their heads. It’s almost as if he’s a spy sent from the New York Giants or Dallas Cowboys with a mission of ruining the Philadelphia Eagles from the inside.

Then, every once in a while, he redeems himself. He misses on James Bradberry and Byron Jones, but he does the organization a solid by adding Darius Slay via trade. He has his hand in the Dream Team debacle, but using the same formula, one that normally hasn’t worked, he puts a Super Bowl-winning roster together.

He’s the reason that Brandon Staley didn’t want to interview here. We saw Zach Ertz scream at him once. He was also hated by Chip Kelly.

Only one of the eight players that he drafted in 2017 is still on the team, Derek Barnett. And, he’s a bust that has one foot out of the door. One year later, he nails the 2018 draft for the most part. Go figure.

Howie Roseman’s approval rating continues to be a topic of discussion, but you have to give him credit for a few things, 2018’s draft class is one of them. Matt Pryor is gone. He’s with the Indianapolis Colts now, but the other four guys have all signed extensions. Here’s a quick power ranking as we continue to move through their fourth season in the NFL.