ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 2: tight end Ja'Tavion Sanders #0 of the Texas Longhorns celebrates after a first down against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the first half of the Big 12 Championship at AT&T Stadium on December 2, 2023 in Arlington, Texas.

Day 1 of the draft couldn’t have gone much better for the Eagles. They got the best player at their biggest position of need in the draft. They didn’t even have to trade up to get him. Quinyon Mitchell fell right into their lap.

How did that happen? Well the first 14 picks were offensive players. 6 of the first 12 players were QBs. Only 4 defensive players were off the board before the Eagles pick at 22. It could not have broken better for them. It left them with the choice between Quinyon Mitchell and Terrion Arnold. Obviously, they preferred Mitchell.

Quinyon Mitchell poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected 22nd overall by the Philadelphia Eagles during the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft at Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza on April 25, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan.

Next Up, Day 2:

Which brings us today 2 of the draft? Could that break as well for them as the 1st day did? There is a chance

There are still a lot of good players left. Some of whom we even talked about for the Eagles at pick 22. Those guys could go right at the start, never giving the Eagles a chance to grab them. They could also keep sliding.

The Eagles addressed their biggest need by bringing in a young star Corner. But the defense is still a bit of a mess. They need linebackers, safeties, and maybe even another corner to play inside.

Then on offense they still need the future replacement for Lane Johnson, a TE, and a slot WR. A lot will be in play for them.

Here Are Their Remaining Draft Picks

  • Round 2: 50th overall
  • Round 2: 53rd overall
  • Round 4: 120th overall
  • Round 5: 161st overall
  • Round 5: 171st overall
  • Round 5: 172nd overall
  • Round 6: 210th overall

Howie shocked everyone by not moving up. So they still have all of their picks. But would he use some of them to move up? Could he move down from one of the 2s? Up from the 4th round pick to get back into the 3rd round?

Expect some movement. Especially if good players start to slide, or the good players all fly off the board early.

Here are 12 players the Eagles could land on Day 2 of The Draft:

  • LB- Junior Colson- Michigan

    If you want a prototypical linebacker, here he is. Colson is big, mean, and fast to boot. He seems to have everything you want out of a middle linebacker. Another LB we will talk about in a bit Edgerrin Cooper, might have a higher athletic ceiling, but Colson is steady and looks poised to come in year 1 and bring much-needed stability to the Eagles LB room.

    Junior Colson #LB07 of the Michigan Wolverines speaks to the media during the 2024 NFL Draft Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • LB- Edgerrin Cooper- Texas A&M

    Now if you prefer the athletic freak-type Linebacker, Cooper is the guy you want. He is a Weakside Linebacker, as opposed to Colson who is a true Middle Linebacker. Both are needs for the Eagles, so it just comes down to preference. I would prefer Colson, but I don’t think anyone would complain if it was Cooper instead.

    Jordan Reid on Twitter: "Texas A&M LB Edgerrin Cooper announces that he's declaring for the 2024 NFL draft. Finished this season with 80 tackles, 14.0 TFLs and 8.0 sacks.No. 1 ranked LB on my big board. pic.twitter.com/9qiRiloZ2O / Twitter"

    Texas A&M LB Edgerrin Cooper announces that he's declaring for the 2024 NFL draft. Finished this season with 80 tackles, 14.0 TFLs and 8.0 sacks.No. 1 ranked LB on my big board. pic.twitter.com/9qiRiloZ2O

  • WR Ladd McConkey- Georgia

    The Eagles need a slot WR, and Ladd McConkey could be the perfect fit. For one, it’s another Georgia guy, and you know they love them. But he also has great speed and runs good routes. Plus, he returned kicks at Georgia, and with the new rules having multiple explosive return men could be more important than ever.

  • OT- Kingsley Suamataia- BYU

    After going corner in round 1, the Eagles are still looking for their future RT. Kinglsey fits that need perfectly. Scouts describe him as having crazy upside, but needing a lot of work. Well if he came here, he could sit for two years behind the best RT in the league, and learn from the best OL Coach in the league. By 2026 he should be ready to step in and live up to his huge upside.

    INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 03: Kingsley Suamataia #OL65 of Brigham Young participates in the 40-yard dash during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 03, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • CB/ S- Cooper DeJean- Iowa

    Cooper probably won’t fall to them. But I didn’t think Quinyon Mitchell would fall to them either. Corner might now be crowded, but Safety isn’t, and some scouts believe he is a better fit there anyway. Vic Fangio loves running 3 safety sets, and DeJean’s versatility could allow Fangio to use him all over the place. Their secondary could by Slay, Mitchell, CJGJ, DeJean, and at some point Sydney Brown.

    If DeJean does fall, they’d have to consider it,

    Big Ten Network on Twitter: "Week 2: INTWeek 3: INTWeek 4: Pick-6Cooper DeJean (@cdejean23) continues to play takeaway. The @HawkeyeFootball DB's latest highlight is the 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤. 📍 @OldTrapper pic.twitter.com/TCFBGhepRK / Twitter"

    Week 2: INTWeek 3: INTWeek 4: Pick-6Cooper DeJean (@cdejean23) continues to play takeaway. The @HawkeyeFootball DB's latest highlight is the 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤. 📍 @OldTrapper pic.twitter.com/TCFBGhepRK

  • TE- Ja'Tavion Sanders- Texas

    TE is a sneaky possibility in round 2. Dallas Goedert is older than either Ertz or Celek were when they drafted a replacement for them. He is also injury-prone. When he does go out, they get nothing from the other TEs.

    Sanders is one of the best pass-catching TEs in the draft, after Brock Bowers, and could give them a solid option behind Goedert, before eventually stepping into the starting role down the line.

    Texas Football on Twitter: "Hit 'em with the ole double reverse pass for the TD 🤘 pic.twitter.com/O4LiKDjU7z / Twitter"

    Hit 'em with the ole double reverse pass for the TD 🤘 pic.twitter.com/O4LiKDjU7z

  • CB- Max Melton- Rutgers

    Would they go with two cornerbacks? Maybe. Melton gives them something Mitchell does not, he can play the Nickel. And that is a position that is incredibly in flux. They brought Maddox back, but he is not a lock at all to make the roster. And coming off an achilles tear, you can’t trust Zech McPherson 100% either.

    Melton looks like he could be a great nickel corner, and we know the Eagles gave him a ton of attention at Rutgers Pro Day. Don’t rule out them doubling up on corners.

    PFF College on Twitter: "Second INT of the night for Rutgers' Max Melton🔥 pic.twitter.com/dkSiQOCloX / Twitter"

    Second INT of the night for Rutgers' Max Melton🔥 pic.twitter.com/dkSiQOCloX

  • S- Javon Bullard- Georgia

    The Eagles love Safeties that can fill many roles. Look at Malcolm Jenkins. he would drop back, then step into the box, and then move into the slot. Bullard is a similar type of player, who they would be able to use all over the field. Plus he is from Georgia.

  • OT- Roger Rosengarten- Washington

    The other side of the dynamic OT duo from Washington. Fautanu got the most hype, but Rosengarten is a great prospect too. He is similar to Lane Johnson in that he has crazy athleticism, running a 4.92 40 for a 308-pound man. Rosengarten could take over Jack Driscoll’s old role of swing tackle in the meantime, before eventually taking over for Lane down the road.

  • TE- Ben Sinnott- Kansas State

    If they don’t get Sanders, a different TE could also be in play. Sinnott is not only productive in the past two seasons, with 10 combined TDs, he also is a great blocker. Blocking may be an underrated part of Goedert’s game. Even at times when he was less productive, Goedert still did great work in the run game. And bringing in Sinnott could carry on that tradition of having great blocking TEs.

    FOX College Football on Twitter: "Have a day, @ben_sinnott 🔥🔥2nd TD of the night for the TE 😤😈 pic.twitter.com/FyVdHOnx2e / Twitter"

    Have a day, @ben_sinnott 🔥🔥2nd TD of the night for the TE 😤😈 pic.twitter.com/FyVdHOnx2e

  • CB- Kool-Aid McKinstry

    Outside corner isn’t a need anymore. But if he is there, you have to think about it. This is a guy we would have liked at pick 22. Darius Slay is getting older. They could lock up their future at Corner on both sides of the field, and give themselves a young elite CB duo like they once had with Lito Shepard and Sheldon Brown. It is worth noting Brown was the 2nd round pick the same year Lito Shepard was the 1st round pick.

    PFF College on Twitter: "Alabama CB Kool-Aid McKinstry this season:🐘 81.2 Coverage Grade🐘 1 INT | 16 PBUs🐘 57.9 Passer Rating Allowed pic.twitter.com/d0cb5NAfyN / Twitter"

    Alabama CB Kool-Aid McKinstry this season:🐘 81.2 Coverage Grade🐘 1 INT | 16 PBUs🐘 57.9 Passer Rating Allowed pic.twitter.com/d0cb5NAfyN

  • ED- Marshawn Kneeland- Western Michigan

    The Eagles have a lot of finesse in their pass rush, but lack power. Kneeland could fix that. He has a good set of moves to beat his man, and is one of the top edge rushers left on the board. The Eagles talked to him at the Senior Bowl. They already got one guy who stood out there in Mitchell, maybe they continue to pick from the Senior Bowl with Kneeland.

    Edge Rushers are always a need. But after the Reddick trade it definitely is. Josh Sweat is on an expiring deal, Nolan Smith is very unproven, and we don’t know what Bryce Huff will hold up in a full time role. They need more depth there, Kneeland could give them that, and maybe even grow into a star edge rusher.

    INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - FEBRUARY 28: Marshawn Kneeland #DL41 of the Western Michigan Broncos speaks to the media during the 2024 NFL Draft Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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