Sub-radar EDGE stars Eagles can target during each round of NFL Draft

Desmond Ridder #9, Cincinnati Bearcats, Logan Hall #92, Houston Cougars (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Desmond Ridder #9, Cincinnati Bearcats, Logan Hall #92, Houston Cougars (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /
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George Karlaftis, Purdue (Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images photo pool) /

player. 848. . . . George Karlaftis, Purdue. 1

Well, it isn’t like any of the Eagles’ first-round prospects are unknowns.

Calling George Karlaftis unknown or under-the-radar is a stretch, but what can you do? We’ve been talking about these talented pass rushers all season.

One of the initial takes we all heard on the 2022 class of EDGE prospects was this. There were a lot of guys that we kept hearing were first-rounders, but there also existed a possibility that they’d come off of the board quickly.

George Karlaftis, during a long stretch of the 2021 college football season (and the current offseason), has been seen as the third-best EDGE prospect by many. Most only rank Aidan Hutchinson and Kayvon Thibodeaux higher. Still, for whatever reason, Karlaftis hasn’t seen frequent mention in Eagles circles. That could change soon.

Some believe he’ll be taken before the Birds are on the clock. Some believe he’ll be available at 15. If he is, he’ll be an intriguing conversation piece. Keep an eye on him if you aren’t already.

. Logan Hall, Houston . 2. player. 881. .

Once we reach Day 2 of the NFL Draft and the second-tier of pass rushers begins to take over the discussion, expect to hear several references made to Logan Hall. He’s a six-foot-five, 278-pound defensive end that showed a nice blend of power and athleticism throughout the 2021 college football season.

Look at it this way. He’s an inch taller than Fletcher Cox. He’s almost 15 pounds heavier than Brandon Graham.

Throw him in the rotation of Eagles pass rushers, and there won’t be an offensive coordinator in the league that gets a full night’s sleep before he sees Philadelphia for a football game. He ended his NCAA career with 47 tackles and six sacks in his final 12 games, and he’s a nightmare for opposing offensive linemen.