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Jermaine Johnson II #LB20, Florida State Seminoles (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Jermaine Johnson II #LB20, Florida State Seminoles (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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Trent Mcduffie #DB26, Washington Huskies (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

Jermaine Johnson. 1. player. 804. . EDGE. Seminoles

The Eagles satisfy their top positions of need in Round 1.

Sometimes you get lucky. Heading into the pro and college football offseasons, Jermaine Johnson was widely seen as the fifth-best EDGE prospect behind Aidan Hutchinson, Kayvon Thibodeaux, George Karlaftis, and David Ojabo.

Following a solid week at the Senior Bowl and a good day of workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine (where he worked out with linebackers), there’s no guarantee those thoughts haven’t changed, but there are theories about him rising. Our rush on offensive linemen and a little luck with players sliding means he’s available for Philly at 15.

His selection at 15 is a no-brainer.

878. . Center. Hawkeyes . Tyler Linderbaum. 1. player

Again, sometimes, you get lucky. When the Birds added Landon Dickerson in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, there was this theory that, even though he was injured, Philadelphia had acquired the best interior lineman in the selection meeting.

Let’s just put it this way. If Tyler Linderbaum slides into the back half of Round 1 and the Eagles elect to take him, history will have repeated itself.

Huskies . Trent McDuffie. 1. player. 818. . Cornerback

It would be cool if the Eagles could pull off a coup here and snag a talent like Travon Walker with their final first-round selection. Something tells us the Los Angeles Chargers will spoil the party though.

That’s okay. With Philly’s need to find a true starting outside cornerback to play on the opposite side of Darius Slay, they go with Trent McDuffie at 19. That would make for a nice consolation prize and a nice end to the first night of Philly’s draft.