How will the Eagles use their picks in the 2018 NFL draft? We’re breaking down every selection below.
After a devastating injury to star quarterback Carson Wentz, the Philadelphia Eagles shocked the world on their way to a 41-33 Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots in February. But the first Super Bowl win in franchise history didn't stop Philadelphia from adding pieces, as Doug Pederson traded for DE Michael Bennett and CB Daryl Worley (who they released after an arrest) to kick off NFL free agency. The Eagles also signed DT Haloti Ngata and WR Mike Wallace to add to their already potent team.
In last year's draft, the Eagles picked Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett in the first round.
The Super Bowl champs didn't have any picks in the second or third rounds, so they got one second rounder for this year and one for next year from Baltimore (along with a fourth-rounder that originally belonged to the Titans) in exchange for their own fourth round pick and the final pick of the first round, which the Ravens used to select Lamar Jackson.
How will they use their picks in the NFL draft? We’re breaking down every selection below.
Here's the full list of picks the Eagles hold in the 2018 draft, which will be updated as each selection is made.
Round 2, Pick 17 (No. 49 overall): Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
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Head coach Doug Pederson understands that defenses hate offenses that can throw the ball out of two-tight end sets. That’s especially true when that offense has a running game as expansive and effective as Philly’s. With Zach Ertz and Goedert on the field together, No. 3 linebackers will now be forced into coverage. Carson Wentz will be licking his chops.
Round 4, Pick 25 (No. 125 overall) [via Baltimore]: Avonte Maddox, CB, Pittsburgh
Round 4, Pick 30 (No. 130 overall): Josh Sweat, DE, Florida State
Round 6, Pick 32 (No. 206 overall): Matt Pryor, G, TCU
Round 7, Pick 15 (No. 233 overall): Jordan Mailata