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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Derek Stingley, Jr. #24, Eagles draft (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

Derek Stingley Jr.. 2. player. 817. . .

Will Derek Stingley even be available for the Philadelphia Eagles at 15?

Throughout last season, the current offseason, and the draft process, we’ve heard that there’s no way the Eagles will have a shot at Derek Stingley. Surely, he’d be taken much earlier than the 15th-overall selection, right?

Hold your horses, and buckle those chinstraps. There seems to be some discussion about whether or not that’s still a foregone conclusion. There are theories that he could be taken in the top five, but recently, there have also been conflicting ideas that suggest he slides to Philadelphia at 15 or 18. If he does, he’s going to be very intriguing.

Sure, most of what we have to evaluate him on occurred in 2019. Still, despite the panic and the concerns about early regression, we just don’t believe, like some of you do, that he’s forgotten how to play football.

Yes, you should be concerned about the fact that he only appeared in ten games over the past two seasons, and no, he isn’t an obvious choice if he’s available at 15. All we’re saying is he could wind up being one of the best players to come out of this draft class, so at minimum, Philly must do their due diligence and give his selection some serious thought if he does wind up being available.