EDGE targets the Eagles must consider targeting on Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft

Here are six edge rushers the Eagles should consider pursuing in Round 2 if they address other needs on night one.
Darius Robinson, Philadelphia Eagles draft
Darius Robinson, Philadelphia Eagles draft / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

They say teams can never have too many pass rushers. We can agree with that. Tell us you wouldn't have signed two to the Philadelphia Eagles roster last season if you had the option and the tools to do so.

Here we are a few months removed from some pretty bad football and an epic collapse. Philly couldn't get to the opposing quarterback down the stretch with any consistency. You saw it, so you know we aren't making this up.

To make matters worse, the best pass rusher they had over the past two seasons is gone (Haason Reddick). He's a New York Jet. It's a good thing Philly nabbed the Jets' best pass rusher to soften the blow. Still, here we are. Much of the fan base hopes the Eagles drafts an edge rusher in Round 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft.

Here is a handful of Day 2 prospects the Eagles should consider targeting during the NFL Draft.

We've already had conversations about who the top EDGE prospects are in Round 1. Philly could stock their cupboard by adding one of them, but they'll have options on Day 2 if they don't.

They have two draft choices in Round 2 currently if nothing changes. They also have several needs. With that said, here are the best pass rushers who should be available if someone playing another position is taken in Round 1.

Darius Robinson, Missouri

Darius Robinson sits just outside of the top five edge rushers on Pro Football Focus's bg board. He's rabked sixth, and he's the 44th-ranked prospect on PFF's board overall.

He cut his teeth collegiately in one of college football's top conferences. Along the way, he racked up 78 tackles and 12 sacks during his final two NCAA seasons. He had a nice week at the Senior Bowl but needs to improve for the NFL.

Adisa Isaac, Penn State

Chop Robinson was expected to be Penn State’s leading pass rusher last season, but he only played in seven games. That opened the door for Adisa Isaac, and he walked right through it.

Isaac tallied 35 tackles, 7.5 sacks, and a forced fumble.

Jonah Elliss, Utah

Jonah Elliss is the younger brother of two guys Eagles fans know well, defensive tackle Noah Elliss and a former Birds linebacker, Christian. Jonah, however, might be the best of the three.

He was one of college football's best edge defenders last season, stacking 37 tackles and 12 sacks before making the decision to declare for the draft.

Marshawn Kneeland, Western Michigan

Marshawn Kneeland plays the run well. He also tied a career-high in sacks last season, tallying 4.5. He also turned in 57 tackles and two forced fumbles.

He received an invitation to the Senior Bowl and enjoyed a decent week of practice. Look for him to hear his name called on Day 2.

Bralen Trice, Washington

Bralen Trice turned in seven sacks and 49 tackles in 2023. He was also inconsistent in terms of sack production at times.

He's still worth the investment. He turned in tremendous amounts of pressures and finished the year playing well for the Huskies. He's a two-time first-team All-Pac-12 nod (2022, 2023)

and was also named Alamo Bowl Defensive MVP in 2022.

Nathaniel Watson, Mississippi State

MIght the Mississippi State Bulldogs hand the Eagles another star (see Fletcher Cox and Darius Slay). Nathaniel Watson is a consistent player who also makes splash plays.

He was everywhere in 2023, tallying 137 tackles, ten sacks, and an interception. He also broke up two passes and forced two fumbles.

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