2024 NFL Draft: Day 2 targets for the Eagles at each position of need

After Round 1, here's where the priorities should lay.
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The first round of the 2024 NFL Draft saw the Philadelphia Eagles come away with a tremendous value.

At 22 overall, the Eagles were somehow able to snag what many believed to be the draft's best cornerback, going with Toledo's Quinyon Mitchell.

This was certainly a position of need for the Eagles, and we know just how badly this team needed to address the defensive side of the ball. Mitchell comes in as a guy who can be a difference-maker from Day 1. He's a cornerstone type of player for the franchise, who has a couple of aging starting corners on the roster already.

Now that we're headed into the second and third rounds, which direction should the Eagles go? They still have some key. needs on both sides of the ball.

The Eagles have a pair of second-round picks to work with on Day 2

Let's take a look at some positions Philly should be targeting with their picks on Friday night.


In the first round, we saw five edge rushers taken. There are some legitimate second-round type prospects still available, including Western Michigan's Marshawn Kneeland, Chris Braswell out of Alabama or Adisa Isaac out of Penn State.

Offensive tackle

Round 1 saw a whopping seven offensive tackles taken, leaving none of the top names remaining. The rest of the bunch are truly Day 2 guys, at best, and feature the likes of Notre Dame's Blake Fisher and Washington's Roger Rosengarten.

Inside linebacker

The bigger names include Michigan's Junior Colson or Texas A&M's Edgerrin Cooper, among others. But, the real story here would be if the Eagles somehow landed Jeremiah Trotter Jr., the son of Eagles legend Jeremiah Trotter Sr. He's an all-around linebacker who does everything well. Trotter is just undersized. But, the production is there.

Running Back

In a class featuring a lot of good, but not one single great running back, the Eagles could have their pick of several remaining running backs. Texas' Jonathan Brooks and Florida State's Trey Benson might be gone by the time Philly is on the clock, but they could also look at someone like Michigan's Blake Corum or Tennessee's Jaylen Wright.


There was not a single safety taken in the first round, so the Eagles could be looking at guys like Minnesota's Tyler Nubin or Georgia's Javon Bullard in Round 2, both of whom are looked at as the top two at their position.