1st-round targets that would propel the Eagles back into the elite tier

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Chop Robinson, EDGE/outside linebacker, Penn State

Philly doesn't take guys from Penn State often. When was the last time? Miles Sanders and Shareef Miller? Well. if they're looking to raid the Nittany Lions' cupboard in April, there isn't a better team fit than edge rusher/outside linebacker Chop Robinson.

This six-foot-three, 250-pounder made Happy Valley even happier by tallying 15 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles, and a pass breakup despite only playing in seven games because of a leg injury.

Scouts rave about his character. Draft pundits do the same and also see him as a late first-rounder/early second-round prospect. Keep an eye on him. He's a baller. It will be fun to see how he is valued.

Quinyon Mitchell, Cornerback, Toledo Rockets

There's a lot to like about Qunyon Mitchell's game, and we aren't alone in saying that. Most view him as one of the 2024 draft class's top two or three cornerbacks. He racked up 123 tackles, 45 pass breakups, six interceptions during his final three seasons with the Toledo Rockets.

Right now, it feels like he'll be scooped before the Birds are on the clock. You never know though. Stay tuned everyone.

Very honorable mention: Cooper DeJean

We wouldn't dare place unneeded pressure on Cooper DeJean by comparing him to Eagles greats/Super Bowl winners. Then again, what the heck? This guy made us think of Malcolm Jenkins.

DeJean is an inch taller and about five pounds heavier, but like Malcolm, he can play in the box, play the deep part of the field, and play slot corner. Here's someone that could rise during the pre-draft process.

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