So, how do we feel about the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2021 NFL Draft class now?
The NFL Draft isn’t an exact science. It’s impossible to hit the bullseye with every selection, but that won’t stop a good NFL general manager from trying. For quite some time, Philadelphia Eagles vice president Howie Roseman, who also holds the title of G.M., has been the topic of discussion for one reason or another.
Currently, Howie’s approval rating is soaring, and it should be. We’ve celebrated him for the job he’s done this offseason, but we’ve also expressed frustration over some questionable contracts and bad staffing decisions with the roster (that too was done for good reason). All in all, we’ve had to be patient, but the future appears to be bright.
Drafting Jalen Hurts, an unpopular move at the time, turned out to be wise. So was bringing in A.J. Brown and stockpiling draft capital. Speaking of drafts, there’s the 2021 class.
Nine men were taken. JaCoby Stevens is gone, but eight members of that fraternity are still on the active roster.
How are they doing? We’re glad you asked. Here’s how this works. We analyzed the guys after two weeks of this young season, but we weighed what they’ve done since Week 1 of 2021. The formula isn’t perfect, much like the draft, but we’ve come up with a report card of sorts. Here are the grades for the guys that are still here.