Potential Eagles first-round draft targets with huge boom-or-bust potential

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The 2022 NFL Draft will be a crapshoot for the Philadelphia Eagles.

How many times have you heard that the NFL Draft isn’t an exact science? It’s one of those phrases that you can’t remember who was credited with saying it first. It’s never proven to be inaccurate either, so for that reason, we keep saying it. With three first-round picks, the hope is the Philadelphia Eagles nail each one of them.

Then again, they could trade one and put themselves in prime position with two first-rounders in 2023, but if the plan is to utilize all of their selections in Round 1 this season, they could set themselves up for years to come.

Welcome to one of the most exciting times of the NFL’s calendar year, pro football’s equivalent of the blackjack table. Every franchise has an opportunity to improve, but history has taught us that all of these guys we’ve gotten excited about won’t work out. They never do, right?

Here are four guys who have had their names linked to the Eagles on one platform or another. All have boom-or-bust potential. All could be part of Philly’s rumor mill until they’re on the clock to finally make those draft choices we can’t stop talking about. We begin in the Pac-12 Conference.