Thursday, April 14, 2022

Philadelphia Eagles 2022 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 7.0

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:

ESPN - Mel Kiper (4/13)

15. Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

After last week's trade with the Saints, the Eagles now have one fewer first-round pick, but you have to think they'll take a receiver with one of them, right? If they're committed to using 2022 as an evaluation year for Jalen Hurts, the best way they can evaluate him is to give him the tools to succeed. Olave had seven touchdowns out of the slot last season, but he can move outside, too, and use his 4.39 40 speed to get open. Hurts would love throwing to him and DeVonta Smith, with Dallas Goedert working the middle of the field.

18. Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

I see a massive void in the middle of the Eagles' front seven, and we're getting to the point in this draft in which an off-ball linebacker will be taken. I have Devin Lloyd just ahead of Dean in my rankings, but there are teams that will fall in love with Dean's intangibles. He's a tremendous teammate who was the leader of the national champs' historic defense. He's a little undersized, but he can play sideline to sideline.

The Draft Network - Keith Sanchez (4/13)

15. Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame

For my money, Kyle Hamilton is a top-five pick, but I ultimately believe that Hamilton's 40 time makes some teams shy away from him early in the first round, causing him to slip a bit.

That's to the benefit of the Eagles, and they draft him to help vastly improve their secondary. Hamilton is a day-one starter and immediately becomes a playmaker for this Eagles defense.

18. Devonte Wyatt, IDL, Georgia

Fletcher Cox hinted at retirement but ultimately decided to come back one more year. In preparation for the departure of Cox, the Eagles draft Devonte Wyatt. Wyatt has a very similar skill set to Cox and will benefit tremendously from learning from the veteran this year. - Lance Zierlein (4/12)

15. Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

Philadelphia has an obvious void at one cornerback spot, and McDuffie gives the Eagles one of the stickiest, toughest man corners in the draft.

18. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

Jalen Hurts needs another weapon on offense, and Burks is one of the most well-rounded in the draft, combining size (6-3, 225), athletic ability, play strength and run-after-the-catch capability.

CBS Sports - Will Brinson (4/12)

15. Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

We're going to look back at this Georgia defense the same way we look back on that Joe Burrow LSU offense when it's all said and done, especially with how many guys get drafted early. With a ton of picks, the Eagles can ditch their usual avoidance of drafting linebackers early.

18. Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame

Precipitous drop for Hamilton but perhaps indicative of the positional value here. But the Eagles are squatting on two firsts next year and two potentially transformational defenders.

PFF - Anthony Treash (4/11)

15. Drake London, WR, USC

Before breaking his ankle in Week 9, London was flying up draft boards and had posted a 91.8 receiving grade along the way. He dominated in one-on-one scenarios, consistently won with physicality and displayed elite ball skills.

Across eight games, the 6-foot-5, 210-pound receiver totaled 19 contested catches, six more than any other Power Five wide receiver through Week 12, and broke a colossal 22 tackles after the catch.

18. Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

There are few bones to pick with Lloyd's game as a prospect. He's explosive, intuitive and has the frame and physicality the NFL is looking for.

Lloyd was one of only four players at the position who earned a 90.0-plus PFF grade in 2021. He graded above 80.0 against the run, in coverage and as a blitzer.

ESPN - Jordan Reid (4/11)

15. Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

Time to break the streak for the Eagles? They haven't drafted a corner in the first round since Lito Sheppard in 2002. McDuffie makes a lot of sense here. Although he doesn't have the prototypical size (5-foot-11) or length for an outside corner, he plays much bigger than his size.

He is an intense run defender and isn't afraid to come up to the line of scrimmage and strike ball carriers. He played primarily zone coverage with the Huskies but has potential as a man corner because of his quick feet, patient technique and strong instincts.

18. George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue

Karlaftis is a tough defender with plenty of pop in his hands, but he won't be a fit for every defense. His versatility to play down the line of scrimmage will likely appeal to the Eagles even though his upside might not be as high as that of some of the other edge rushers in this class.

Karlaftis projects as a starter in defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon's scheme as a base end.

CBS Sports - Ryan Wilson (4/11)

15. Jordan Davis, IDL, Georgia

Davis dropped some weight, showed up at the combine and at 6-foot-6, 341 pounds, ran the 40 in 4.78 seconds, had a 32-inch vertical, and a broad jump of 10 feet, 3 inches -- and oh, by the way, he was a one-man wrecking crew in the SEC. It's easy to say Davis is a two-down player but his obvious strength and surprising speed make a legit three-down threat who just needs to refine his pass-rush arsenal beyond the bull rush. The biggest question is if he can keep his weight down, which directly correlates to his stamina, and his ability to stay on the field.

18. Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

The Eagles signed Kyzir White to a one-year deal but there are still needs at the linebacker position. Lloyd was impressive during the '21 season and nothing changed at the combine. He's the prototypical off-ball linebacker in today's NFL (pay no attention to his 4.7-something 40 times -- he plays immeasurably faster), and it's like he was built in a lab.

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