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Philadelphia Eagles Mock Draft Roundup 4.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft, we will update our Philadelphia Eagles Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Philadelphia Eagles from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Eagles:

SI - Kevin Hanson (2/17)

15. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

Could the Eagles draft a first-round wide receiver for a third year in a row? Perhaps it's too early to throw in the towel on Jalen Reagor, but Burks would complement the 170-pound DeVonta Smith well. Burks has a special blend of size (6' 3", 225 pounds) and breakaway speed. Due to his physicality, run-after-catch prowess and how the Razorbacks varied his alignments, it's easy to see how the Eagles could use Burks similarly to how the 49ers use Deebo Samuel.

16. Tyler Linderbaum, IOL, Iowa

After earning his fourth first-team All-Pro selection in 2021, Jason Kelce may be back for his age-35 season next year. While Landon Dickerson may have been drafted to eventually replace Kelce, he has the versatility to remain at guard if the Eagles were to draft Linderbaum. Earning plenty of comps to Kelce, Linderbaum is the most athletic center prospect in this year's draft class.

19. Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson

I strongly considered slotting Nakobe Dean (I know, the Eagles don't take first-round linebackers) or his former Georgia teammate Travon Walker here. Interestingly enough, it's also been 20 years since the Eagles have selected a cornerback in the first round (Lito Shepard, 2002). With all of that said, Booth is a good athlete with outstanding ball skills and Steven Nelson is a free agent.

Yahoo! Sports - Eric Edholm (2/17)

15. George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue

Karlaftis might be a prospect who typically gets picked in the 20s in a stronger pool of talent, but he absolutely makes sense for the Eagles here if they keep this pick. His athletic traits should also be showcased at the NFL combine, which could help boost his stock to this point.

16. Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

In the Eagles' zone-heavy system, McDuffie might be a bit of a better fit than a corner such as Clemson's Andrew Booth. McDuffie isn't big and lacks great playmaking production but has keen instincts, hasn't allowed a touchdown since 2019 and is a willing tackler.

19. Tyler Linderbaum, IOL, Iowa

If Jason Kelce isn't back, Linderbaum would be a perfect replacement, allowing Landon Dickerson to remain at guard. Linderbaum still can improve as a pass protector but is an elite run blocker, hyper-competitive and very smart. The perfect addition for QB Jalen Hurts if they don't trade this pick.

Draft Wire - Luke Easterling (2/17)

15. Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

This defense needs help at every level, and there are plenty of attractive options at just about all of those positions in this situation. The best value comes at linebacker, where the Eagles land an athletic, physical playmaker in Dean, who was the most impactful player on the nation's most dominant defense.

16. George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue

Derek Barnett is likely headed elsewhere in free agency, and while Josh Sweat is a budding star, Brandon Graham is in the twilight of his career. Karlaftis is a complete, pro-ready prospect without a glaring flaw in his game, and he would be a bargain at this point in the first round.

19. Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson

The defensive reload continues for the Eagles with this pick, as they dip into a deep and talented cornerback class for a shutdown artist to pair with Darius Slay. Booth was one of the nation's best in preventing completions and big plays last season, and should do the same at the next level.

ESPN - Todd McShay (2/16)

15. Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

The Eagles have a chance to get a whole lot better in a short period of time here; this is their first of three picks in the next five. Buckle up, Philly fans. Let's get started with Dean, who is my No. 6 prospect. He does it all, from using his speed and sideline-to-sideline range to match with running backs in coverage, to blitzing through gaps and pressuring quarterbacks, to stopping the run and wrapping up ball carriers. His motor never stops, and his instincts make him a true game-breaker. The Eagles have taken just one linebacker in the first round over the past 40 years (Marcus Smith in 2014), but the middle of their defense covets someone like Dean.

16. Travon Walker, EDGE, Georgia

An NFL team has never taken college teammates with back-to-back picks, but the Eagles' pass-rush was atrocious, and Walker is incredibly disruptive. Philadelphia's 29 sacks were 31st in the NFL last season, Derek Barnett is a free agent, and Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham are both north of 30 years old. Plus, Graham is returning from an Achilles injury. Walker, meanwhile, is a power-based edge rusher who keeps getting better. It's time to stock the pass-rush cupboard a bit.

19. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

So no quarterback change via the draft. I think the Eagles stick with Jalen Hurts unless they find a way to make the massive deal for a big-name QB. But Hurts could use another target, even after Philadelphia drafted receivers in the first round in each of the past two drafts (Jalen Reagor and DeVonta Smith). The only team to take a first-round receiver in three straight drafts was the Lions in 2003-05, but consider that the Eagles were 25th in the league last season in pass-game yardage -- and 30th when reduced to just wide receivers.

Burks has 6-foot-3 size, great hands and a wide catch radius. He'd be a mismatch in the slot for coach Nick Sirianni and has the ability to tack on extra yards after the catch with smooth acceleration upfield. Burks, Nakobe Dean and Travon Walker make for a great draft class.

Fox Sports - Rob Rang (2/16)

15. Matt Corral, QB, Mississippi

Depending on which statistics you subscribe to, the Eagles either already have their quarterback of the future or are desperately in need of one. On the one hand, the team started to soar in 2021 once it committed to Jalen Hurts and his ability to impact the game as both a passer and a runner. On the other hand, he is 9-10 as a starter and still lacks the anticipation and accuracy that most want at quarterback.

With three first-round picks to play with, GM Howie Roseman might opt to trade for a veteran, add real competition via this draft class or build around Hurts with picks spent at other positions. Corral is viewed by many as this year's best combination of potential and pro-readiness. At this point, he'd likely make too much sense for the Eagles to fly by.

16. Boye Mafe, EDGE, Minnesota

With their pick of the QB class made, the Eagles can address their biggest concern on the defensive side of the ball here. Like at quarterback, the Eagles' pass rush offers more name recognition than actual game production, with Philadelphia collecting just 29 sacks last year (second-fewest in the NFL).

Plus, starters Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett are among four edge rushers set to hit free agency. Mafe flashed first-round traits at Minnesota and was dominant at times at the Senior Bowl.

19. Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State

The Eagles' secondary played well overall in 2021, jumping to 11th in the league in pass defense after ranking 14th in 2020 and 22nd the year before.

GM Howie Roseman has plenty of options to get younger at safety, where starters Anthony Harris and Rodney McLeod are both free agents and on the wrong side of 30. Brisker is a local favorite and a natural playmaker who would make a lot of sense in Philadelphia if the club's bigger concerns at quarterback and pass-rusher are suitably filled.

USA Today - Nate Davis (2/15)

15. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

Yes, this would mean a first-round wideout for a third consecutive year for Philly, but the team can afford this move given how flush GM Howie Roseman is with options in 2022. At 6-3, 225 pounds, Burks would bring a different element to a Smurf-ish group that hasn't gotten enough from holdovers like Jalen Reagor or 2019 second-round bust J.J. Arcega-Whiteside. Burks' size would also be a plus for sometimes scattershot QB Jalen Hurts, and his potential as a Deebo Samuel-type weapon would be a boon to any team while beautifully complementing 2021 first-rounder DeVonta Smith.

16. Tyler Linderbaum, IOL, Iowa

Yes, Philadelphia drafted C Landon Dickerson in the second round last year. However the Eagles lost G Brandon Brooks to retirement and could bid farewell to longtime C Jason Kelce in free agency. All that aside, Linderbaum's upside is hard to ignore, and based on how Philly played in 2021, it's probably incumbent to remain stout up front.

19. Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

He can play in the slot, box or center field. Given starters Rodney McLeod and Anthony Harris are eligible to go free, Philadelphia will likely have a "help wanted" sign up at safety.

The Ringer - Danny Kelly (2/15)

15. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

It's definitely rare for a team to take a first-round wide receiver in three consecutive drafts, but Burks is too good to pass up here. He'd be a perfect complement to DeVonta Smith, providing both run-after-the-catch and physical jump ball elements that no one else on that roster can. He could help Jalen Hurts make a jump as a passer in year three.

16. David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan

With their second of back-to-back picks, the Eagles bolster their edge rush group. Derek Barnett and Ryan Kerrigan are both headed into free agency, so Ojabo could earn a rotational pass-rush role from day one.

19. Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

With their third pick of the round, the Eagles address another massive need and grab one of the top corners in this draft. Steven Nelson is slated to be a free agent and 31-year old Darius Slay isn't getting any younger, so the versatile and athletic McDuffie gives Philly a piece they can build their secondary around.

The Draft Scout - Matt Miller (2/14)

15. Drake London, WR, USC

It's easy to forget that Drake London was doing a Randy Moss impersonation before fracturing his ankle in late October. London gives Jalen Hurts the big strike zone he needs as a passer and immediately upgrades the Eagles' redzone offense.

16. Travon Walker, EDGE, Georgia

The pass rush in Philadelphia will undergo a makeover this offseason due to age and free agency. It also helps that they have three first-round draft picks to rebuild with. Travon Walker flashed for the national champion Bulldogs this year as a powerful, 275-pound rusher with the speed to win around the edge.

19. Tyler Linderbaum, IOL, Iowa

If Jason Kelce opts to retire, the Eagles have a replacement tailor made for his spot available in the first round. Tyler Linderbaum is an elite athlete at the center position, a mauler in the run game, and he has the football IQ to step in as the Day 1 center for the 2022 season.

NFL.com - Chad Reuter (2/14)

16. George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue

Karlaftis uses his hands as well as any player in this draft. His motor and strength on the outside could lead a team to select him earlier than 16th. The Eagles, who have a definite need for a pass rusher, would be thrilled to see him waiting to be selected in the middle of the round.

TRADE - 18. Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati

Sauce could be the first corner off the board, but Stingley's athleticism gives him the edge in this scenario. The Eagles get a fine cover corner midway through the first round, and pick up a late third-round pick from the Saints in the process.

19. Tyler Linderbaum, IOL, Iowa

If Jason Kelce does not return for 2022, Linderbaum would make for an excellent replacement. The Iowa product could easily be selected a bit earlier, given his quickness, strong grip and knowledge of the game.

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