3 positions Eagles don't need to prioritize in 2024 NFL Draft

Philadelphia is pretty well set at these positions.
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The Philadelphia Eagles are well-positioned for the 2024 NFL Draft. They have eight total picks, including the 22nd overall pick in the first round, and several areas of need that they should look to address.

But, while the Eagles could use some added draft depth at some key positions, they're pretty well set at a few others, at least for next season. Here's a look at three positions that the Eagles don't need to prioritize in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Wide receiver

This isn't to say that the Eagles shouldn't select a wide receiver at all in the 2024 draft, but it's not a position that they need to prioritize, especially after recently signing DeVonta Smith to a major contract extension.

The Eagles now have the duo of Smith and A.J. Brown locked in for the next couple of seasons, at least. Plus, the team added DeVante Parker and Parris Campbell in free agency, so they're pretty set when it comes to wide receiver depth for next season. The team could always opt to add an additional pass-catcher in one of the later rounds, but they certainly have more pressing needs heading into the draft.


When it comes to kickers, the Eagles have one of the best in the business in Jake Elliot. Elliot has been with the Eagles since 2017, and since then he has converted 86 percent of his field goal attempts and nearly 96 percent of his extra point attempts. He has also established himself as one of the NFL's most clutch kickers, nailing important kick after important kick for Philadelphia.

Elliot is still just 29 years old, so he should still have plenty of good kicks left in his leg. As a result, the Eagles signed him to a four-year contract extension worth $24 million this offseason, so he's not going anywhere for a while. As long as Elliot is on the roster and near the peak of his powers, the Eagles don't need to waste a pick on a kicker.


This one is pretty obvious. The Eagles appear to have their quarterback of the present -- and the future -- in Jalen Hurts, who the team snagged in the second round of the 2020 draft. Hurts has quickly established himself as one of the top signal-callers in the entire NFL after leading the Eagles all the way to the Super Bowl in 2022, and the team rewarded him for it, signing him to a five-year, $255 million extension last year.

With Hurts in place, the Eagles don't need to look to the draft for a franchise QB, and they also already have Hurts' backup in place as they traded for Kenny Pickett earlier this offseason. After two seasons as the primary starter in Pittsburgh, Pickett will take over second-string duties in Philly.
Over his two seasons in Pittsburgh, Pickett threw for 4,474 total yards, 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

Pickett is under team control for the next two seasons, so the Eagles appear to be set when it comes to the starting and backup QB spots. Plus, they also have Tanner McKee and Will Grier on the roster, so it's unlikely that they'll look to add another quarterback in this year's draft.