Eagles draft notes: Struggling Saints, possible first-round options

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Might the Eagles land another top-tier prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft?

As weeks pass, that Saints (Eagles) selection is likely to move in terms of draft order. Still, the Eagles have a solid chance of winding up with another top-ten selection assuming Howie Roseman doesn’t treat the choice as trade collateral (which as we know is a part of his business model).

As is the case every season, the next NFL Draft’s first round is loaded with blue chip prospects, especially if they, more than likely, aren’t in the market for a quarterback.

Jalen Carter. 1. Pick Analysis. Defensive line. Georgia. player. 814. Scouting Report

Reuniting Jordan Davis and Jalen Carter on the defensive line would be a huge step in creating a new era for the Eagles’ defensive line. This may be too good of an opportunity to pass on. The six-foot-three, 310-pound defensive tackle would form an unstoppable duo with Philadelphia’s most recent first-round selection.

Cornerback. Georgia. 2. 814. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Kelee Ringo. player

With James Bradberry on a one-year deal and with the jury still being out on Zech McPhearson and Josh Jobe, the Eagles could draft Keelee Ringo and get a reliable second cornerback. Slay is set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2024, and Ringo, a six-foot-two, 205-pound prospect brings some much-needed height to the Philadelphia Eagles’ secondary.

3. player. EDGE. Clemson. Myles Murphy. 879. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

Myles Murphy is being regarded as one of the best edge rushers in the country right now, and the Eagles might be in need of one. Brandon Graham’s deal ends at season’s end. Derek Barnett is signed through 2024, but the Eagles have an out in his deal after this season.

If Murphy is the choice, he’d be behind Josh Sweat (and possibly Tarron Jackson) on the depth chart, but he still might see some valuable snaps immediately.

Will Anderson. 4. player. Scouting Report. EDGE. 829. Pick Analysis. Alabama

Okay, this one is a long shot, but let’s just say the Eagles wind up with a top-five draft choice. It’s highly possible that Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud are among the top two picks in the draft, especially if quarterback-needy teams trade up.

Right now, Will Anderson seems out of reach, but you never know. One can never rule out the possibility of Philly trading up one or two spots either.