Is Clemson’s Myles Murphy the right fit for the Eagles on draft night?
After an eventful start to free agency, the Eagles’ needs look far different. At the start of free agency, Cornerback was by far their most pressing need. It looked like James Bradberry was leaving, and Darius Slay was in the last year of his deal. Now? They have both under contract for the next 3 years. With their ages, I would not define Cornerback as a non-need. They should still try and bringing in a young corner to develop behind them. But they are not looking for a player who can step in and start right away. Giving them far more options on draft night.
And one of the options Howie Roseman will likely be most intrigued by is another defensive lineman. Howie loves to add depth to the line, on both sides of the ball. We have seen year after year he does not mind using high picks on defensive or offensive line depth. Last year he took Jordan Davis who they didn’t expect to start, and then Cam Jurgens in the second round. The year before they selected Landon Dickerson in the 2nd round, and Milton Williams in the 3rd. A few years back now, they selected Andre Dillard despite OT not being an immediate need. The chances they select an Offensive or defensive lineman seem pretty high.
And one that could very well be on Howie’s radar is Myles Murphy out of Clemson. With the Eagles bringing back their corners, he is a name you suddenly see appearing on Eagles mock drafts. Many rate him as one of the top-edge rushers in this draft behind Will Anderson. His athletic ability is off the charts. But should he be the Eagles pick at 10?
Let’s get to know the Clemson defensive end a little better. Here are 5 things you should know about Myles Murphy.