The Philadelphia Eagles will have the 25th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and fortunately they will have an extra second-round pick. I believe with the way things are looking right now with QB Nick Foles and the likeliness of him moving on from Philadelphia, It may officially be Wentz’ team once again.
Personally, I always think every team could always benefit from drafting an offensive lineman. Right now, I do think the Eagles biggest concern is the running back position, with the way things went down with Jay Ajayi getting injured in the middle of the season. Nonetheless, Wendall Smallwood stepped up and showed a lot potential to be a solid running back in the league, however, I don’t think right now it’s his time considering the lack of depth.
I don’t see any concerns at the wide receiver position when you have veteran Alshon Jeffery leading the way, and 25-year-old Nelson Agholor continuing to improve more every game. Eagles also still have Mack Hollins who missed out with an injury this past season, and Jordan Matthews has also shown improvement. Golden Tate is also up there with Alshon Jeffery by being one of the leading receivers on the Eagles roster. Going to veteran Mike Wallace, he has shown a lot of positives prior to being signed by the Eagles in 2018, though, he’s primarily acknowledged for being inconsistent when he was in Miami. Anyways, my belief is that the Eagles should not draft a wide receiver in the first round and wait until, at least, the second round.
On the defensive side of the ball, I will admit having the let go of the players like Vinny Curry hurt Philadelphia badly. The Eagles repeatedly gave up substantial runs this past season and the secondary struggled at times as well. The defensive line had injuries, for example, with Derek Barnett who I think could be the next Reggie White. Secondary wise, they were very short-handed at times and obviously, I would have to criticize Jim Schwartz for all the blown coverages.
If I’m GM Howie Roseman and HC Doug Pederson in this year’s draft, with all the issues on both sides of the ball, this is a hard decision on which direction Howie Roseman should go.
Offense – Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
Defense – Christian Wilkins, DE, Clemson