The Eagles could close the show strongly, but these guys won’t help them to do so.
We’ve resigned ourselves to the theory that we don’t like the Eagles’ quarterback options in this draft, but we still haven’t ruled out the idea of them drafting one. It just makes more sense to take one on Day 2 or Day 3.
As the draft wears on, these guys become increasingly difficult to grade, except for Brock Purdy of course. His ceiling is a career backup in the NFL, and if you’re the Eagles, you’ve seen enough of that. We’d rather the dice be rolled on someone who can evolve into a starting-level player.
Those guys aren’t hanging in Round 5 often though.
The Eagles could use a workhorse running back, and while we wouldn’t be totally opposed to selecting one, we’re more partial to finding an undrafted free agent. Still, in studying these late-rounders, here’s what we’ve learned.
Once we’re in Round 6 and Round 7, it makes sense to begin mentioning running back prospects like Tyler Allgeier (BYU), Greg Bell (San Diego State), Trestan Ebner (Baylor), Jordan Mason (Georgia Tech), and Leddie Brown (West Virginia), but even though Brown was a well-rounded tailback for the West Virginia Mountaineers, nothing really stands out about him, and he turned in a slow 40 time (4.64 seconds) in the pre-draft process.