What did we learn about the Eagles’ draft needs in 2018 from their Super Bowl win?
Well, not much.
Their needs seem to be pretty similar — some youth on the offensive line, maybe a linebacker and some depth in the secondary and receiving corps with some key names expected not to return.
But all in all, as you’d expect from the team with the last pick in the first round, weaknesses are few and far between.
That said, here’s our second crack at mocking the Eagles picks in 2018:
Round 1, Pick 32
Billy Price, G, Ohio State
Bleacher Report projects Price, a versatile 6-foot-3, 300 pounder from the Buckeyes, as the 22nd best overall prospect. If Philly can nab him at 32 it will be a steal. He’s shown to be the leader of Ohio State’s offensive line and he can also play center. With the top tackles expected to be gone well before 32, this might be the best value and need pick available.
Round 4, Pick 31
Davin Bellamy, LB, Georgia
The Eagles don’t have a second or third round pick (for now), so they wont be drafting on the second day of the event. Which makes Day 3 very important. With Nigel Bradham likely to depart, the Eagles will need help at linebacker and the huge, 6-foot-5, 240 pound Bellamy fits the bill. He had 7.5 tackles for loss and five sacks for the SEC Champions.
Round 4, Pick 32
Quenton Meeks, CB, Stanford
Another expected vacancy, Patrick Robinson, could be address in the draft with the relatively big 6-foot-2 Meeks. He’s also young, entering the draft as a college junior. He’s had seven interceptions as a Cardinal.
Round 5, Pick 19
Bo Scarborough, RB, Alabama
No LeGarrette Blount? No problem. More size could fall to the Eagles in Round 5, as national champion running back Scarborough — at 6-foot-2, 235 pounds — could fill Blount’s role as a goalline back next season.
Round 5, Pick 32
Siran Neal, S, Jacksonville State
Small school? Also no problem. It’s worked well with the Eagles’ quarterback Carson Wentz, and after a strong Senior Bowl performance, the Eagles could take a stab at some safety depth on Neal.
Round 6, Pick 32
Cam Serigne, TE, Wake Forest
Brent Celek might retire and Trey Burton could cash in bigtime somewhere else as a free agent. So it’s worth looking at a tight end to potentially back up Zach Ertz. We like Serigne, who caught nine touchdowns last season for the Demon Deacons.