Dream scenarios for the Eagles entering the 2023 NFL Draft’s second night

Howie Roseman, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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O’Cyrus Torrence, #56, Florida Florida University Gators (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

If the Eagles don’t trade up and elect to stay put, they’ll find some wonderful options for their offensive line’s interior.

While Brian Branch could be the final piece for the Philadelphia Eagles defense, this team is still in need of a lineman. Given that the Eagles lost their starting running back and starting right guard during free agency, it may be time to show the offense some love.

Philly’s rushing attack has finished as one of the NFL’s five best during each of the past two seasons, and there are options if they want to add an interior offensive lineman as nary a guard or center was taken in Round 1.

Florida’s O’Cyrus Torrence, TCU’s Steve Avila, and North Dakota State’s Cody Mauch are still available. Torrence has received buzz as the draft’s top offensive guard. He stands at six-foot-five and weighs 330 pounds. He has 11 1/4-inch hands. His arms were measured at 33 7/8 inches. He gave up zero sacks during his four years of college.

Another 2022 consensus All-American, TCU’s Steve Avila worked his way through the Horned Frogs’ ranks and has started at least one game at four different positions on the offensive line.

He did not allow a sack or commit a holding penalty in 2022. He can push defenders backward, and at six-foot-three and 332 pounds, he has a base that should help him excel.

Mauch provides another option for the Eagles to fill their void at right guard. He received no major offers as a prep star and had to walk on at North Dakota State, but he has experience at playing guard and tackle and worked his way into All-American honors at the close of the NCAA football season.

in 2022, Mauch was a team captain as a sixth-year senior for the Bison. His age and humble beginnings have relegated him to Day 2 grades, but as is the case with Torrence and Avila, he could become a Day 1 starter.

We have seen the Eagles shuffle their picks and stay put. Both have led to great results. Either theory will work well on Day 2 as well. The Eagles are building something special again. There is no telling who could fall to them. More surprises may be coming.