Analyzing the financial impact of the Philadelphia Eagles draft class

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Jordan Davis, Philadelphia Eagles
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The Philadelphia Eagles’ future looks much brighter than it did a few months ago.

Rookie minicamp is over for the Philadelphia Eagles, and it appears that everyone, at last check, was present and accounted for. Veteran wideout A.J. Brown officially put pen to paper on his new four-year, $100 million deal a few days prior on May 2nd, locking him in through the 2026-2027 NFL regular season.

All of the rookies had officially been signed by the 5th. As most of you know, Philly signed 12 undrafted free agents ahead of their rookie minicamp. 19 others were invited and allowed to try out. Here’s the list:

  • Jerry Howard, running back (Towson)
  • Robert Washington, running back (Valparaiso)
  • Jordan Happle, defensive back (Oregon)
  • Carlins Platel, defensive back (South Carolina)
  • Jaylan Foster, defensive back (South Carolina)
  • Delan Stallworth, defensive back (Princeton)
  • Jacob Springer, defensive back (Mississippi)
  • Tobias Oliver, defensive back (Georgia Tech)
  • Omar Hicks Onu, defensive back *Montana)
  • Juwan Green, wide receiver (Albany)
  • Tariq Bitson, wide receiver (Tarleton State)
  • Melvin Rouse, wide receiver (Yale)
  • Bryce Singleton, wide receiver (Florida International)
  • Gavin Garner, wide receiver (Northwestern Oklahoma State)
  • Keric Wheatfall, wide receiver (Fresno State)
  • Tuzar Skipper, linebacker (Toledo)
  • Jordan Hill, linebacker (Harvard)
  • Damani Staley, linebacker (South Carolina)
  • John Harrar, tight end (Penn State)

That’s a long-winded way of saying Philly made mincemeat out of our mock drafts, beating them down like March Madness brackets and way-too-early NFL odds from Las Vegas. That’s okay though. It’s a part of the game.

In all seriousness though, here’s the good news. By trading one of their original three first-round picks in 2021 to land them a first-rounder in 2023 and a second-rounder in 2024, they only have to worry about Jordan Davis‘ presumed extension four years from now.

Not having to draw up three is major. Now that we’re all caught up, let’s talk about some of the financial ramifications. Here’s a look at the recent signings and the Eagles’ cap space as we prepare for the next phase of the offseason regimen.