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Eagles Mock Draft 2022: Drafting All 7 Rounds

  • Ryan Fowler
  • April 4, 2022
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Eagles Mock Draft 2022

Nick Sirianni’s Philadelphia Eagles exceeded all expectations. A roster expected by many to occupy the basement of the NFC East this fall, a 9-7 finish, a wild-card exit, and three pending first-round picks have placed a ray of optimism over the Eagles. While many questions loom around the quarterback spot and current signal-caller Jalen Hurts—who the jury is still out on when attempting to solidify his status as the Eagles’ next franchise signal-caller—Philadelphia, behind a well-structured front five, 2021 first-rounder DeVonta Smith, a bevy of backfield talent, and an above-average defensive front four, has found itself in an opportune spot heading into this Eagles Mock Draft. 

With three first-round picks scheduled before day one is through, Philadelphia represents the belle of the draft ball. For a team in need of immediate defensive pop and fresh legs in the trenches, a draft headlined by the defensive side of the ball should prove fruitful for a unit that finished above .500 for the fourth time in the last five campaigns.

Using our Mock Draft Machine, I looked at which prospects Philadelphia could, and should, target when the draft rolls around. Here is my seven-round Eagles mock draft, including scheme fit, on each prospect:

7-Round Eagles Mock Draft

Nick Sirianni’s Philadelphia Eagles exceeded all expectations. A roster expected by many to occupy the basement of the NFC East this fall, a 9-7 finish, a wild-card exit, and three pending first-round picks have placed a ray of optimism over the Eagles. While many questions loom around the quarterback spot and current signal-caller Jalen Hurts—who the jury is still out on when attempting to solidify his status as the Eagles’ next franchise signal-caller—Philadelphia, behind a well-structured front five, 2021 first-rounder DeVonta Smith, a bevy of backfield talent, and an above-average defensive front four, has found itself in an opportune spot heading into this Eagles Mock Draft. 

With three first-round picks scheduled before day one is through, Philadelphia represents the belle of the draft ball. A team in need of immediate defensive pop and fresh legs in the trenches, a draft headlined by the defensive side of the ball should prove fruitful for a unit that finished above .500 for the fourth time in the last five campaigns.

Using our Mock Draft Machine, I looked at which prospects Philadelphia could, and should, target when the draft rolls around. Here is my seven-round mock, including scheme fit, on each prospect:

Round 1 (No. 15 overall): Jordan Davis, IDL, Georgia

This was a tough back and forth here between Jordan Davis and his running mate at Georgia in Devonte Wyatt, but I want Davis to eat up bodies along what can be a dominant front four. Davis will command a double team, and with Fletcher Cox, Josh Sweat, Javon Hargrave, Brandon Graham, and newly signed sack-artist Haason Reddick primed to wreak havoc in the backfield, Davis is the optimal scenario here at No. 15. An athletic marvel in the mold of a single-family home, Davis’ presence immediately improves every level of the Eagles’ defense. 

Round 1 (No. 18 overall): Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

My WR1, pairing Jameson Williams opposite 2021 first-rounder and former Crimson Tide standout DeVonta Smith is a heck of a 1-2 punch on the outside. Initially set to return in the “five-to-seven month” range after suffering a torn ACL in January, Williams mentioned he is “ahead of schedule” at Alabama’s Pro Day and should be good to go in early in the summer for training camp. 

A dynamic, electric pass-catcher with the ability to do it all on the outside, Williams’ quick-twitch, footwork, sure hands, and YAC prowess will keep defensive coordinators awake at night. Whether Hurts is the future under center or not, high-level talent is needed on the perimeter to keep eyes off of Smith.

Round 2 (No. 51 overall): Cameron Thomas, EDGE, San Diego State

If there’s one thing we know about Roseman, he LOVES to get after the quarterback, and Cameron Thomas fits the script. Don’t disregard Thomas because of the decal on his helmet. His presence, whether he starts from day one or works in rotationally, should be felt immediately along the front four. A smooth bender whose speed-to-power conversion remains one of the quickest in the class, he was consistently dominant for the Aztecs and could be a guy we look back on five years down the road as someone that should have gone much higher. I’m very high on his game and with high-level talent around him, his game shouldn’t take long to blossom at the NFL level. 

Round 3 (No. 83 overall): Dylan Parham, IOL, Memphis

With Landon Dickerson at left guard and Isaac Seumalo opposite, the Eagles are above league average at the guard spot. While Dickerson should continue to improve in year two, adding Dylan Parham to compete with Seumalo for snaps could be the ideal scenario for a guy who touts some of the cleanest film from the interior. By no means has Seumalo been bad, but 12 games played in the last two years highlights his injury concerns—and as he nears the 30-year old threshold, fresh legs are needed. 

Parham is the dancing bear type with feathery feet and the power to staple defenders to the turf. A versatile starter or depth option along the interior, Parham is a sneaky prospect who could enjoy a decade-long NFL career due to his athletic profile. 

Round 3 (No. 101 overall): Alontae Taylor, CB, Tennessee

Within a division loaded with pass-catching talent, the onus on Roseman to get this pick right is paramount. A secondary defender with inside/out versatility, Alontae Taylor’s prowess as a downhill corner in zone, only to come back and dominate in press-man showcased a corner throughout his time in college as a prospect who should enjoy success from Day 1.

Round 4 (No. 124 overall): Jelani Woods, TE, Virginia

Let’s open some eyes, shall we? A prospect whose stock has soared over the last few months, inserting Jelani Woods opposite Dallas Goedert in 12-personnel should open up Sirianni’s playbook even further. A massive man at 6-foot-7, Woods’ route-running ability and mismatch potential could be the optimal addition here with Jack Stoll currently representing nothing more than an extension of the line as TE2. 

The NFL is a pass-happy league, and with more options for Hurts in the vertically imposing Woods, the potential is sky-high with eyes focused elsewhere. Don’t compare Woods to QB convert Tyree Jackson, Eagles faithful. This is a whole different ball game. 

Round 5 (No. 154 overall): Bryan Cook, S, Cincinnati 

Bryan Cook’s film won’t jump out at you, but he’s someone you throw in at safety and move on. A talent that checks a ton of boxes as an apex defender, Cook is able to provide immediate pop working downhill toward the LOS, in coverage as a ranging ballhawk, and as a potential special teams ace. Both his performance floor and ceiling are exponentially higher than any other safety on the board here, making him an easy add on Day 3. 

Round 5 (No. 162 overall): Jack Jones, CB, Arizona State

A former 5-star recruit, Jack Jones would be an immediate upgrade over Avonte Maddox and 2021 selection Zech McPhearson. A high-level athlete who has some of the most impressive film as an inside/out versatile defender, you can never have enough corners. For what Jones lacks in vertical prowess, he more than makes up for in ball skills, play recognition, and truly elite versatility. Taking a best-player-available approach here, Jones also fills a need at nickel.

Round 5 (No. 166 overall): Zach Tom, OT, Wake Forest

Jordan Mailata was outstanding this fall, as was Lane Johnson when healthy, but behind them, it’s the injury-prone Andre Dillard, aaaaaand… no one else. Zach Tom has inside/out versatility and would provide ideal depth and could start if need be. A powerful prospect a tick under 300 pounds, Tom is a refined offensive lineman that consistently wins with leverage and understands the optics of moving, and displacing bodies in the run game.

Round 7 (237 overall): Bailey Zappe, QB, Western Kentucky

Competition breeds success, and for Roseman, if the gunslinging talent in Bailey Zappe is here on day three, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s the pick. 

A proven passer who’s shown the ability to dissect defenses from inside the pocket, while Zappe presents a drastically different skill set under center in comparison to Hurts, his arm talent and ball placement are hard to ignore with Smith, Goedert, and the newly drafted Williams hungry for targets within Sirianni’s offense.

Behind a dominant front five and an impressive ground game to boot, all that’s missing is a dynamic passing game in Philadelphia. Zappe, even with his limitations as an athlete, could earn himself an opportunity to compete if the Eagles opt to bring in a body other than Gardner Minshew to challenge Hurts under center.

Late in the sixth round, why not take a flier on a kid that broke the FBS single-season passing TD record this fall? Trust me, you could do much, much worse here.

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Ryan Fowler