ESPN expert grades Eagles 2024 Draft class

Philadelphia nailed the draft in the eyes of this expert.
2024 NFL Draft - Round 1
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When it comes to NFL Draft coverage and analysis, the opinion of ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. carries weight. Given his depth of knowledge on the subject, fans are always interested in his thoughts, and understandably so. With that said, Eagles fans should be very excited about what Kiper had to say about the team's 2024 draft class.

In all, the Eagles made nine selections at several areas of need in this year's draft, and Kiper thought that the team did an excellent job of acquiring talent and setting themselves up for the future.

Kiper gave the Eagles an 'A' for the '24 draft class

Kiper graded every team's class after the '24 draft. Only two teams received an 'A' grade, and the Eagles were one of them, along with the Arizona Cardinals.

In his review, Kiper lauded Philadelphia's decision to strengthen the secondary by selecting cornerbacks with both of their first two picks. He was also impressed by their ability to find value in the later rounds, while also adding some capital for next year's draft.

From Kiper:

"[Howie[] Roseman landed both of my top-ranked corners in Cooper DeJean (40) and Quinyon Mitchell (22), though DeJean has the versatility to play safety too. As I wrote Friday night, the Eagles crushed Day 2, also getting my favorite outside linebacker in the class in Jalyx Hunt (94). All three will help a defense that ranked 30th in points allowed per game (25.2).

". . . Because of everything Roseman acquired in next year's draft and because of the talent he accumulated this weekend, I feel great about making this class an A."

Just in case Eagles fans needed a reason to feel better about a draft class that included the son of a franchise legend, they now have it thanks to Kiper.