Philadelphia Eagles 2019 NFL Draft Grade and Analysis
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2019 Philadelphia Eagles Draft:
1-22: Andre Dillard, T (Washington State)
2-53: Miles Sanders, RB (Penn State)
2-57: JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR (Stanford)
4-138: Shareef Miller, DE (Penn State)
5-167: Clayton Thorson, QB (Northwestern)
Draft Grade: Weaponized
The Eagles took care of their defense for the most part in free agency, freeing them up to attack some holes on the offense in the draft. And that they did.
Dillard is the best pass protector in this draft. They HAVE to keep their QB healthy this year, and getting him at 22 was actually quite shocking. Protecting the QB is paramount in the NFL and it was a surprise he fell that far.
Sanders was considered to be the best RB in this draft by some, and that was not a stretch. Perhaps not the best RB prospect, but he can do it all and at 53, they didn’t have to reach. Sanders will also help take the pressure off of the QB, and they really needed a young RB.
Arcega-Whiteside catches everything. He is a release valve, a red zone target, and a chain mover. While many teams are targeting quicker and smaller receivers, the teams that are going far in the playoffs and winning championships are doing it with reliable, consistent WRs like him.
GM: Howie Roseman
Head Coach: Doug Pederson
Offensive Coordinator: Mike Groh
Defensive Coordinator: Jim Schwartz
Offensive Scheme: West Coast
Defensive Scheme: 4-3, Attacking
Philadelphia Eagles, Last Year’s Draft:
2-49: Dallas Goedert, TE (South Dakota State)
4-125: Avonte Maddox, CB (Pittsburgh)
4-130: Josh Sweat, DE (Florida State)
6-206: Matt Pryor, T (TCU)
7-233: Jordan Mailata, T (Australia)