Less-mentioned LBs Eagles can target during every round of NFL Draft

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893. . . . Tyrus Wheat, Mississippi State. 5. player

Here’s a trio of three potential Eagles prospects that could turn heads on Day 3.

There are a ton of guys that we can highlight as potential third-day targets. Former Oklahoma Sooners star Brian Asamoahcomes to mind. So does James Skalski from the Clemson Tigers, but it’s hard to ignore Tyrus Wheat‘s stat line as he played in the toughest division of college football’s best conference (46 tackles, six sacks, an interception, and a forced fumble).

Make sure that you keep an eye on him if you aren’t already doing so.

6. player. 813. . . . Micah McFadden, Indiana

At six-foot-one and 232 pounds, some see Micah McFadden as someone they’d like to add a few more pounds to his frame. Sure, he’s probably an undersized pass rush for the professional level, but he’s worth studying. In 2021, he racked up 77 tackles, three pass breakups, 6.5 sacks, and a forced fumble.

The Eagles don’t currently have a sixth-round draft choice, but if they trade back into the round or wind up with one, McFadden is a nice prospect.

Avery Roberts, Oregon State . 7. player. 832. . .

We wrap this one up with a late-round darkhorse that cut his teeth at the same university that gave us all Isaac Seumalo. Avery Roberts won’t be taken as high as Isaac was, but following his 123-tackle, 2.5-sack showing in 2021 (he also snagged an interception, broke up two passes, and forced a fumble), he could be a nice way to close the show for the Philadelphia Eagles if they’re looking for a linebacker in Round 7.

Philly closed the 2021 draft by taking two linebackers (JaCoby Stevens and Patrick Johnson ). Could history repeat itself with a second-level star being the choice in Round 7 again?

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