Eagles 7-round mock draft following the 2024 NFL Combine: Bucking trends and abandoning the norm

Three mock draft simulators... A few educated guesses... And, of course, the unquenchable need to go against the grain...

Jamie Pagliei, Philadelphia Eagles draft
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And, here we go! We say that while attempting our best Heath Ledger/Joker voice. Sorry... We needed to decompress this past weekend's 2024 NFL Scouting Combine. Maybe we should have watched some Philadelphia Eagles game film. Maybe we should have written a story or spent some time in the gym. We instead watched The Batman Dark Knight Trilogy. Don't be shocked if you see or read a few references.

Now, that we have gotten that out of the way, it's mock draft time, and some of you truly need to take a chill pill. No, they aren't accurate. Neither is your NCAA college basketball tournament bracket. Mocks are meant to be fun. They're meant or give you an idea of how players are valued and what every NFL franchise's needs are. Nothing more... Nothing less...

With the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine behind us, we're feeling ourselves. We decided to have some fun (after watching The Dark Knight). We jumped on three mock draft simulators, compared the results, and dropped our first simulation of draft season.

This time around, we decided to take some creative liberties. We went so far as to ignore recent draft strategies and the usual business models. Long stories short, we had a lot of fun.

Round 1, Pick 22 - Eagles select Jared Verse (EDGE, Florida State).

We're placing our money on Dallas Turner and Laiatu Latu being the first two edge rushers drafted on April 25th. We also see Jared Verse, Chop Robinson, and Chris Braswell as the guys who round out this class's top five players at the position.

Frankly, we think Verse is the third-best player at the position, and most mock scenarios have had him ranked as the third or fourth edge rusher and potentially available for the Eagles at the 22nd overall selection. If that's how things shook out during the real 2024 NFL Draft come April, his selection at 22 would be a no-brainer.

Besides, the last time Philly took an edge rusher from FSU, Josh Sweat was their selection. That worked out well. With that, we move on to Day 2.