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The Philadelphia Eagles have an extremely loaded and talented 2018 draft class, and the pundits are praising them for it. We took a close look at the performances of Eagles’ picks this past year and grading them based on analyst grading.
Daniel Jeremiah, national scout for Bleacher Report, scores the Eagles’ draft in a series of games, grades players on confidence, form, drills, ability to contribute immediately, and general effort. His analysis includes his grades of each of the picks in each of Philadelphia’s past three drafts (40th overall, 27th overall, No. 44 overall, 15th overall, 76th overall, 116th overall, 114th overall, and 126th overall). Jeremiah also took a look at the Eagles’ 6 draft picks during last season and grades them based on whether they performed to expectations or not.
The Eagles didn’t make a first-round pick this year. Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com said Philadelphia made the wrong pick by not taking an offensive lineman or a defensive back. Malcolm Jenkins of the Philadelphia Inquirer stated that the Eagles got it lucky.
On the strength of this past draft class, the Eagles will be extremely competitive and will go to a Super Bowl next season. Philadelphia’s 2-3 record didn’t help the Eagles, but they could pick up a first-round pick at the trade deadline next year. Many view that pick as the biggest missing piece in the Eagles’ rebuilding process.