It’s never too early to speculate on what the Eagles will do in next year’s NFL Draft.
With three first round picks all but secured for the Philadelphia Eagles, they have an important decision to make come next April. What positions are they in need of? As the next NFL Draft draws closer, the holes that need to be filled will be even more apparent than they already are.
This team isn’t perfect, not by any stretch of the imagination. Still, adding a few premier players during the selection meeting could go a long way in changing that.
Though Eagles Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie hasn’t placed him there yet, general manager Howie Roseman is considered to be on the hot seat by quite a few fans. Yes, the Devonta Smith pick last year saved him some, but selections like that of Landon Dickerson and Milton Williams are up for debate. Roseman needs to nail his picks this year. Doing so could right the ship, potentially save his job, and place the organization in the right direction.
The first objective is figuring out their top positions of need. While a pessimistic Birds fan may say ‘we need every position’ (and that may be somewhat true), the job of the scouting team and coaching staff is to target who the Eagles need the most to improve their roster. These picks, especially the first round picks, could be anyone. Here are a few ideas on some areas where they might start looking.