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Philadelphia Eagles Three Round 2023 NFL Mock Draft

With four picks in the first three rounds, including two first rounders the Philadelphia Eagles have are in a good position.
With four picks in the first three rounds, including two first rounders the Philadelphia Eagles have are in a good position.

With four picks in the first three rounds, including two first-rounders the Philadelphia Eagles have are in a good position.

In free agency the Philadelphia Eagles, unfortunately, lost some talent from their stacked NFC title-winning roster. This includes Javon Hargrave, Isaac Seumalo, Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Marcus Epps, Myles Sanders, T.J. Edwards, and Kyzir White.

On a team with loads of talent, it was inevitable that they would lose some players, but overall they did a good job of bringing back who they could and replacing some of what they lost with cheaper free agents.

They were able to retain Jason Kelce, James Bradberry, Brandon Graham, and Fletcher Cox, while also bring in Rashaad Penny and Terrell Edmunds.

Heading into the draft, they’ve put themselves in a spot where they don’t have positions they necessarily need to fill. This is due to very smart future planning on their part and this year they’re in position to build for the future.

So, without further ado let’s kick it off with the sixth overall pick.

This mock draft is run through a PFF Mock Draft Simulator.

Round One 10th Overall: Devon Witherspoon CB Illinois

After bringing back James Bradberry and extending Darius Slay this offseason cornerback is no longer a need for the Eagles. However, on a roster that is still very complete and well built they can simply add the best player available with this selection, which is Devon Witherspoon in this mock draft scenario.

Witherspoon has the skillset to excel in different roles in the NFL, so the Eagles could certainly carve out a role for him to get on the field from day one.

He was terrific as a press man corner at Illinois as he plays with good physicality and his change of direction and matching skills are very good. He also has exceptional instincts and closing speed to excel as a zone cover corner as well.

Round One 30th Overall: O’Cyrus Torrence G Florida

After losing Isaac Seumalo to the Steelers in free agency, they could target offensive line in this draft if the value presents itself. If not, then last year’s second round pick Cam Jurgens can start. In this scenario, they get good value with O’Cyrus Torrence still is on the board at 30th overall.

Torrence is highly likely to be the first interior offensive linemen off the board in this class and for good reason.  As a run blocker he projects very well to the NFL.  He is very powerful and his movement ability allows him to make blocks that a lot of other guards can’t make.

He’s also very good protecting the passer as he didn’t allow a single sack over the course of his four year career at Florida and Louisiana, which is quite remarkable.

Round Two 62nd Overall: Keeanu Benton DT Wisconsin

Even after losing Javon Hargrave the Eagles still have a pretty solid interior defensive line rotation with Jordan Davis, Fletcher Cox, and Milton Williams. Adding to this rotation to replace Hargrave’s production remains an option however.

Keeanu Benton was disruptive as a run defender and a pass rusher at Wisconsin. The ceiling may not be super high for him but he’s someone who can be a contributor on a defensive line rotation as a late round two or early round three pick.

Round Three 94th Overall: Tyjae Spears RB Tulane

The Eagles signed Rashaad Penny to offset losing Miles Sanders who would look very good behind their offensive line if he can stay healthy. However, Penny is very injury prone, so the Eagles could look to a strong running back class to add to the running back room.

Tyjae Spears was a star at Tulane last season and he certainly could be apart of an NFL backfield in the NFL as well. He’s explosive and has breakaway speed, which would be valuable behind the Eagles offensive line. He’s also very capable as a receiving back.

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