Although the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t have a large variety of picks, they still seemed to draft pretty good prospects in each round they had a pick in, including an Australian rugby player.
1st round, 32 overall, (day 1) – TRADED their 1st round pick to Baltimore Ravens, in return for 150th overall pick in 2018 NFL Draft (which was traded away), and a 2nd round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
2nd round, 49 overall, (day 2) – Eagles draft 6’5″, 256 lb tight end, Dallas Goedert, after a comedy stand-up insult towards Cowboys’ fans by Eagles’ Hall of Fame kicker, David Akers. Goedert is greatly know for his vigorous blocking, and forcing missed-tackles when it comes to catching. Last college season, Goedert received seven touchdowns, and 1,111 yards. He is greatly seen as a Brent Celek replacement, with a Travis Kelce body.
4th round, 125 overall, (day 3) – Eagles draft 5’9″, 284 lb cornerback, Avonte Maddox. Last college season, Maddox had two interceptions and 27 combined tackles. Maddox would have most likely been drafted earlier if he was taller – but he isn’t.
4th round, 130 overall, (day 3) – Eagles draft 6’5″, 249 lb defensive end, Josh Sweat. Sweat is considered as a “steal,” for the Eagles. It is possible for him and Eagles’ current defensive Derek Barnett to both develop into starters later in their careers. Last college season, Sweat had 5.5 sacks and 56 total tackles.
6th round, 206 overall, (day 3) – Eagles draft 6’7″, 233 lb offensive guard, Matt Pryor. Last college season, Pryor played for Texas Christian, which is the same college current Eagles’ RT Hal Vaitai played for. Pryor’s frame is looked at to add more depth to the offensive line.
7th round, 233 overall, (day 3) – Eagles draft an Australian rugby beast, Josh Mailata. Mailata has a 6’7″, 332 lb frame, and is to serve as an offensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles. Because of his hugeness, he has the potential to start as a left tackle if Jason Peters isn’t good to play.
Overall 2018 NFL Draft Grade: A-