Eagles 2022 first-round NFL mock draft: Philadelphia bolsters its defense

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The Eagles could upgrade their defense in a hurry during the NFL Draft’s first round.

Much of what you’re about to read is going to sound familiar. It’s like we’re trapped in some weird time warp that we can’t get out of. Heading into the 2022 offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles still need wide receivers, and that’s after taking wide receivers in the first round of back-to-back drafts in 2020 and 2021 (and another during the second round in 2019’s selection meeting).

How on Planet Earth is that possible?

As if that isn’t bad enough news, here’s more evidence of bad signings and terrible drafting. Many of the same complaints that we’ve made in many of the more recent offseasons are still valid concerns.

This team needs depth at linebacker. They could use a true starting outside cornerback. The defensive line is aging and needs depth options, especially at the EDGE. It feels like this team doesn’t have any safeties, even though that probably isn’t an accurate assessment. Again, stop us if some of this sounds redundant.

The reality of the NFL is this. In a league where parity is an endgame and teams all abide by the salary cap, there will, more often than not, be holes on every roster. This is inexcusable though.

Take a deep breath. It’s okay! All hope isn’t lost.

With money to spend and a wealth of draft capital, the Eagles could find themselves back in the postseason next year with a chance at doing some damage. Here’s an idea of what they can do with those three first-round draft choices that we can’t stop talking about.