Underrated potential 1st-round Eagles prospects at every position

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Jahmyr Gibbs lands on the list of underrated Eagles offensive prospects by default.

If we’re being frank, it’s hard to imagine some of the guys on this list in Eagles jerseys. They certainly aren’t top-ten selections, and it feels like some of them would be a reach at 30. Then again, depending on how things fall, some could already be off of the board when Philly is on the clock with their second pick in Round 1. You can argue among yourselves about who falls in what category, but here’s what we think.

The Eagles don’t need to invest a first-round draft choice into the wide receiver or tight end position. They may be able to wait and add an offensive lineman for depth later during the selection meeting, but you know they won’t be able to resist if there’s someone they’re excited about.

Still, we promised underrated first-round prospects, and doggone it, that’s what we’re going to give you. Here are a handful of names that are worth noting. It’s time we involve them in the discussion more often.

Running backs: Jahmyr Gibbs (by default)

First things first. We absolutely love UCLA’s Zach Charbonnet. He has gotten a lot of second-round grades though, and we feel that’s accurate. He’s a Day 2 prospect, and that leaves Bijan Robinson and Jahmyr Gibbs as the realistic first-round options.

Seemingly, that makes Gibbs the most underrated choice at tailback by default. He’s immensely talented, but he hasn’t gotten the same pub as Robinson. Much of that is probably because of his small frame. He’s five-foot-nine and 199 pounds.