Ranking popular Eagles 1st-round options following trade with Saints

Jermaine Johnson II #11, Florida State Seminoles (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
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It appears that there are some Eagles draft prospects that we all like more than others.

Think back to when you were younger. Every party had its popular kids. It didn’t matter where the party was. It didn’t matter who else showed up. If certain people were in the building, you knew you were in for a good time. Fast forward to the present, and the Philadelphia Eagles will be attending pro football’s biggest offseason event, the next NFL Draft at the end of April.

As is the case every year, minus the 2020 selection meeting when we were all forced to quarantine, college football’s most popular prospects will be invited to the selection meeting which will be held in Las Vegas this year. With two first-round draft choices, everyone hopes the Birds hit two home runs.

Most have their theories on what the Eagles should do. Just about everyone has their theories on what they want Philly to do. Fans and the media have long told us who their favorites are, so with that being said, here’s a ranking of ten guys who appear to be realistic prospects and among the guys that Birds fans and said media have at the top of their wish lists.

We’ve taken the liberty of removing the guys we believe will be off of everyone’s big board as well as the guys who seem to be the less-popular picks that might be available once Philadelphia is on the board at 15 and 18.