Eagles draft grades: Ranking Philadelphia’s last four draft classes

DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles
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The 2020 Eagles draft class

They say the NFL Draft is the football equivalent of playing the lottery. Give this class a look whenever you’re making that point to someone and you need some visual evidence. The first-round selection was a huge miss. The second-round selection was heavily criticized, but he might wind up being one of the wisest decisions the franchise ever made. The third-rounder has been both a starter in 2021 and stuck on the practice squad in 2022.

We can go on. Something tells us you get the idea though. Ten players were taken in this class.

  • Jalen Reagor, wide receiver, TCU
  • Jalen Hurts, quarterback, Oklahoma
  • Davion Taylor, linebacker, Colorado
  • K’Von Wallace, safety, Clemson
  • Jack Driscoll, offensive guard, Auburn
  • John Hightower, wide receiver, Boise State
  • Shaun Bradley, inside linebacker, Temple
  • Quez Watkins, wide receiver, Southern Miss
  • Prince Tega Wanogho, offensive tackle, Auburn
  • Casey Toohill, linebacker, Stanford

Philly took three wide receivers in this group. The third taken, Quez Watkins, wound up being the best of the trio. We know some of you are angry with him after last season, but landing a key contributor in Round 6 has to be seen as a win.

Jack Driscoll has dealt with injuries, but if he can ever remain healthy, he’s good enough and versatile enough to be seen as a starting-level player. All in all, finding your franchise quarterback elevates this entire class as a bonus.

2020 draft class grade:  B+