3 positions the Eagles must target on Day 2 of the NFL Draft

The Eagles are off to a good start after adding Quinyon Mitchell, but there's still work to do.
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Months of speculation led us to a tad over four hours of work. The 2024 NFL Draft places its first round in its rearview mirror. The Philadelphia Eagles after being linked to prospect after prospect has made its decision. Cornerback Quinyon Mitchell joins the nest as their first-round selection, and surprisingly, they didn't have to trade up to acquire him.

As fun as that is to say that, the work isn't anywhere close to being done. There are other needs to address. The inside linebacker, safety, and running back positions are among some of the most obvious. Those can wait though.

Day 2 of the selection meeting features two rounds, the second and third. Philly is scheduled to make two selections. Both come in Round 2 (the 50th and 53rd).

With the Quinyon Mitchell feather in their cap, they can hone their search to other areas. Keep those premium positions in mind. We have watched Philly long enough to understand their business model.

Here are three positions the Eagles can focus on adding on Day 2 (and four of the best prospects available at each position).

Edge Rusher

Philly loves to build from the trenches. Everyone knows that, and that's okay. Theirs is a theory that aligns with a few others.

Here's one. It's an old saying that has existed for a lifetime. It's one you may have heard before. You can never have too many pass rushers.

Don't be shocked if Philly adds an EDGE They added Bryce Huff in free agency. Josh Sweat is also in the mix, but Nolan Smith is unproven while Brandon Graham enters his final season.

Best remaining options:

Adisa Isaac, Penn State
Jonah Elliss, Utah
Chris Braswell, Alabama
Darius Robinson, Missouri
Marshawn Kneeland, Western Michigan

Offensive Tackle

The Eagles' offensive line is bookended by two studs. Jordan Mailata continues to improve while Lane Johnson keeps crafting a Pro Football Hall of Fame resume. What happens if they suffer an injury though?

Fred Johnson and Le'Raven Clark are probably among the next men up, but how confident are you in them? Plus it may be time to begin Johnson's succession plan.

Best remaining options:

Graham Barton, Duke
Tyler Guyton, Oklahoma
Kiran Amegadjie, Yale
Kingsley Suamataia, BYU

Inside Linebacker

Of the roster needs mentioned here, this is the one Philly may be the least aggressive in addressing. The thinking appears to be that, with Devin White and Nakobe Dean on the roster, the Birds have bought themselves some time.

You never know though. If someone is too good to ignore, Philly may make the move. That will have to be a special talent, one that may only be considered if the Eagles trade back into Round 3 to, among other things, add more draft capital.

Best remaining options:

Edgerrin Cooper, Texas A&M
Junior Colson, Michigan
Jeremiah Trotter Jr., Clemson
Tommy Eichenberg, Ohio State
Jordan Magee, Temple
Marist Liufau, Notre Dame

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