Sunday, March 13, 2022

Philadelphia Eagles 2022 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 5.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft, we will update our Philadelphia Eagles Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Philadelphia Eagles from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Eagles:

SI - Hanson (3/11)

15. Devonte Wyatt, IDL, Georgia

As noted above, the Bulldogs have a lot of "freaks" on defense. According to The Athletic's Bruce Feldman's 2021 preseason list, the "biggest freak" of them all is Wyatt. Even if Davis (and Walker) dominated the headlines, Wyatt showed off his elite quickness and athleticism last weekend as well by running a 4.77 40-yard dash at 304 pounds.

16. Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU

No draft-eligible cornerback has had as strong of a season as Stingley has had. While it's impressive that he had such elite-level play as an 18-year-old true freshman, 2019 also feels like it was an eternity ago. With his combination of elite speed, fluidity and ball skills, Stingley would be a steal here if he were to regain his '19 form.

19. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

A repeat team and prospect pairing from Mock 1.0, Burks (6'3", 225 pounds) would complement DeVonta Smith well. Once Burks builds up speed, few defenders will catch him from behind, even if his 40-yard dash (4.55 at the combine) was a bit disappointing. While not a polished route-runner, the former Razorback said that he tries to mimic his game after Deebo Samuel, and it's easy to see Samuel's versatility in Burks. Eagles wide receiver coach Aaron Moorehead also led Burks's workout at his March 9 pro day.

CBS Sports - Fornelli (3/11)

15. Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

As I've written before, the Eagles don't usually draft off-ball linebackers this early in the draft, but if Dean is still on the board for this pick, they should reconsider the policy. Drafting Dean means you won't have to worry about the position for at least the next five seasons, as you'll have a heat-seeking missile flying from sideline to sideline on your defense, destroying everything in its path.

16. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

Some might be put off by Burks running a 4.55 40 at the combine, but I couldn't care less. Watch the tape and try to find any defender in the country who gained ground on him once he hit the open field. He's a player that might run a 4.55 in shorts, but when you put the ball in his hands, it's a 4.4. Pairing Burks with DeVonta Smith would give the Eagles two fantastic playmakers to help out Jalen Hurts.

19. Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida

There's a good chance I'm higher on Elam than everybody else, but I'll pound the table for him. He has a knack for the football and the kind of playmaking ability that can change a game. There aren't a lot of those guys available on the defensive side of the ball.

San Diego Union Tribune - Brown (3/10)

15. Drake London, WR, USC

Drafting Jalen Reagor over Justin Jefferson remains a mystery to me. London led the nation in contested catches with 19 and he only played eight games after his season ended with a broken ankle. His size, athleticism, route-running and flair for the spectacular catch will make him a problem for defensive coordinators in the NFL. He'd pair nicely with DeVonta Smith and go along way in correcting the Reagor mistake.

16. George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue

The Eagles former first-rounder Derek Barnett will test free agency, while veterans Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham could be on the chopping block. Karlaftis has been one of the most consistent pass rushers in the nation during his three seasons in West Lafayette. His inside-outside versatility, overwhelming power and special athleticism could make him a star at the next level.

19. Zion Johnson, IOL, Boston College

Jason Kelce can't play forever. If he does decide to start his Canton clock this year or next, I could see Landon Dickerson sliding over from guard to be his replacement. Johnson is a team captain-caliber player who thrived at left tackle and guard, but he projects as an impact interior lineman in the NFL. He played center most of the week in Mobile, and was impressive, considering he had never played the position before.

The Draft Network - Crabbs (3/9)

15. Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

The Eagles getting a chance to add a second impact player on the outside opposite of Darius Slay is too good to ignore at this point. Find me a better pairing of foot speed, agility, and aggressiveness in this class. Please. I dare you. McDuffie has electric change of direction skills and his rapid movement skills allow him to stay ultra-sticky in coverage despite his length.

16. David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan

Defensive premium positions may not be the ideal path to surround QB Jalen Hurts and help his development, but asking him to not score a bunch of points by playing stout defense will take stress off him nonetheless. Ojabo's upside as a developmental full-time player and designated pass rusher early on projects perfectly for the Eagles, who need depth and juice off the edge.

19. Tyler Linderbaum, IOL, Iowa

Now here's a pick that will get Hurts excited. High-end defensive players are one thing, but finding a standout center in the mold of the long-time starter at the same position? That's an easy way to keep things humming up front. Yes, the Eagles drafted Landon Dickerson out of Alabama in round two last year, but are you going to tell me that you couldn't easily keep Dickerson at guard and be ready for a transition from Kelce with a similarly styled player?

ESPN - McShay (3/9)

15. Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU

Ah, we've entered the Eagles' portion of the draft, in which they'll make three picks over the course of the next five. April 6 is circled on the calendar of the scouts for every team that covets a first-round cornerback. It's the LSU pro day, when we should finally see Stingley in action after he opted to sit out the combine workouts while rehabbing his left foot injury a bit longer. There's not a more confusing evaluation in the class. Stingley is versatile, physical, long and fast. In fact, if I were forced to choose between Ahmad Gardner and him, and I was basing the decision on Gardner's 2021 tape (which is excellent) and Stingley's 2019 tape, I'd take the latter. That's how good he was during his freshman campaign.

But 2020 brought uneven play, and 2021 was largely lost to injury. Failing to quiet concerns at the combine only heightened the apprehension around using an early pick on him. All that said, he has the traits to be a shutdown corner in the NFL. Darius Slay and Stingley could be one of the top duos in the league.

16. David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan

The Eagles' 29 sacks last season were No. 31 in the league, Derek Barnett is a free agent, and age is starting to catch up to Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham. Ojabo has a quick first step and closes with explosion. That explosion was on display at the combine, where he ran a 4.55 in the 40 and had a solid 10-foot-2 broad jump. His production (11 sacks last season) would be welcomed in Philly.

19. Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

I still think the Eagles will stick with Jalen Hurts at quarterback -- Pittsburgh, next on the board, is undoubtedly holding its breath here -- so let's instead address another potential issue. The only team to take a first-round receiver in three straight drafts was the Lions in 2003-05, but the Eagles could join them. They were 30th in passing yardage last season when targeting wide receivers. Jalen Reagor hasn't panned out, and while DeVonta Smith looks like a dynamic pro, Hurts could certainly use another target. Olave is a silky smooth runner with 4.39 speed and great acceleration -- and he scored at least once in nine of 11 games last season. He'd be a reliable downfield target to complement Smith. - Zierlein (3/8)

15. Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

Philadelphia lands one of the cleanest cornerback prospects in the draft with the versatility and talent to play wide or over the slot.

16. Drake London, WR, USC

London might not have the buzz that the combine speedsters garnered last week, but he's a big ball-winner -- and that is exactly what Philadelphia needs opposite DeVonta Smith.

19. David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan

Let's get some pass rush going in Philadelphia! Ojabo may be raw as a run defender, but his instincts and upside as a pass rusher are undeniable.

Touchdown Wire - Schofield (3/8)

15. Jermaine Johnson, EDGE, Florida State

Last week in Indianapolis, both Nick Sirianni and general manager Howie Roseman talked about the growth the Eagles have seen from Jalen Hurts, and how they look to continue that growth. They also talked about how the Eagles have a huge opportunity to improve on both side of the football, given their cap space and the three picks at their disposal in the first round.

They start that process on the defensive side of the football.

Jermaine Johnson has seen his stock rise since the Senior Bowl, and is a refined player off the edge who can also help against the run. He is an experienced player with a solid plan as a pass rusher, and steps in to shore up Philadelphia's needs on the EDGE.

16. Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

Another area where the Eagles need to improve defensively is on the second level. Devin Lloyd is the kind of player that defenses need in the modern NFL on that level, with his coverage skills and ability to impact both the running game and the passing game. In coverage, Lloyd is at his best when in underneath zones, and in the Eagles' defense he will be a three-down player given their system.

19. Tyler Linderbaum, IOL, Iowa

Having addressed the defensive side of the football with their first two picks, the Eagles turn to the offense.

Head coach Nick Sirianni joked at the Combine that a keg was on its way to center Jason Kelce -- courtesy of Lower Merion Beverage -- to help him make his mind up about returning next season. But with that up in the air, adding Tyler Linderbaum might be a smart move. Linderbaum is a perfect fit for the Eagles, given what he shows as a blocker in zone designs, and is plug-and-play should Kelce retire.

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