No one should have any issues if the Eagles raided the Georgia Bulldogs cupboard again.
They say it’s good to stay in the moment and avoid looking too far ahead. That’s actually a rule the Philadelphia Eagles must follow. As fans and members of the media, we’re allowed to peek as far ahead as we’d like. As much as we have tried to avoid the temptation, it’s hard not to imagine the Birds raising the Vince Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl’s end. Seemingly, every time we do that, we begin thinking about the construction of next year’s roster.
Almost two years ago, the Eagles did something they hadn’t done since 2002 when they drafted Freddie Milons. They walked into an NFL Draft and selected players from the Alabama Crimson Tide. DeVonta Smith and Landon Dickerson were the choices. Those decisions have worked out well for them.
It seems that they would have thought to raid one of the NCAA’s best breeding grounds for talent sooner, but eventually, they figured it out. Howie Roseman and his staff have recently adopted the theory that we very much approve of, drafting the best players from college football’s best teams. It’s often good not to overthink things.
Last year, Philly added two members of the College Football Playoff National Championship-winning Georgia Bulldogs squad, Jordan Davis and Nakboe Dean. Truth be told, after watching Georgia dispose of all challengers again, we wouldn’t mind if Philly added a few more Dawgs. Here are a couple of handfuls that are probably already on next year’s draft board. If they aren’t, they will be soon.