Imagining Eagles worst-case scenarios in 7-round NFL mock draft

Kayvon Thibodeaux #DL45, Oregon Ducks (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
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Scouting Report. Safety. Bubba Bolden. 834. Pick Analysis. Miami Hurricanes. 154. player

The Eagles had better make sure they have these late-rounders evaluated properly.

Hopefully, the Birds will have added a linebacker, corner, and receiver by the time we reach Round 5. This team has a need at safety too though. We’ll see how things play out.

In terms of safeties, here are a few names that we expect to be on the board once we reach the 154th-overall selection. Guys like Sterling Weatherford (Miami of Ohio), Smoke Monday (Auburn), and Bubba Bolden come to mind. Bolden might be the third-best guy in that trio though.

He was less than impressive in 2021, and in all honesty, there’s a possibility of some nice offensive linemen being on the board like Chasen Hines (LSU) and Jamaree Salyer (Georgia). Maybe Philly gives them a look.

Scouting Report. SMU Mustangs. Grant Calcaterra. 162. 884. Pick Analysis. Tight End. player

The Eagles could close the show strongly, but these guys won’t help them to do so.

So, here’s what we’re thinking, and we could be totally wrong about this. Again, who knows what the Eagles are thinking.

After finding solid prospects to play wide receiver, cornerback, linebacker, safety, and along the offensive live, Philly wraps their draft by finding a project quarterback, a running back, and a tight end.

Throw SMU’s Grant Calcaterra in the category of talented players that we have nothing bad to say about, but if he’s one of Round 5’s selections, that probably means Philly waited too long to take a tight end or they’re ignoring one that’s still available with more talent.