Ranking every Eagles rookie on 53-man roster ahead of 2022 NFL season

Nakobe Dean #17, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Expect several of the Philadelphia Eagles rookies to make an immediate impact.

Let’s go ahead and plant the flag. Four years from now, the expectation is that we’ll look back on the Philadelphia Eagles‘ 2021 and 2022 NFL Draft classes and talk about them as being among the best of Howie Roseman’s tenure as general manager/vice president. They’ll also be the members of a young nucleus this franchise builds around and relies upon for years to come.

Philly added nine prospects during the 2021 selection meeting: DeVonta Smith, Landon Dickerson, Milton Williams, Zech McPhearson, Kenneth Gainwell, Marlon Tuipulotu, Tarron Jackson, JaCoby Stevens, and Patrick Johnson. All but Stevens are still on the team.

One year later, five more Birds were added to the nest: defensive tackle Jordan Davis, center Cam Jurgens, linebackers Nakobe Dean and Kyron Johnson, and tight end Grant Calcaterra. Philadelphia followed that up by acquiring one of the most impressive undrafted rookie free-agent classes they ever added.

Of that group, three prospects made the squad. Four others (Devon Allen, Kennedy Brooks, Britain Covey, and Mario Goodrich) are on the practice squad. The Eagles’ future looks bright, and this youth movement is part of the reason why. In total eight first-year Birds saw their names placed on the 53-man roster, making Philly the ninth-youngest team in the NFL. Here’s an in-depth look at each one.