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.

It would be hard for the draft to go any better for the Eagles on day 1. Quinyon Mitchell was a guy we had dreams of the Eagles trading up for. Turns out, they didn’t have to. Quinyon fell right into their lap at pick 22, and they walked away not only addressing their biggest need, but getting one of the best players in the draft.

A Run On QBs Helps The Eagles

Quinyon Mitchell

Nothing makes NFL teams more desperate than needing a QB. 6 went in the first 12 picks.

We figured Caleb Williams, Jayden Daniels, and Drake Maye would all go early. JJ McCarthy was a late riser too, though he wound up falling to 10 for the Vikings. But two other teams decide to go reaching.

The Falcons, despite just handing Kirk Cousins a massive contract, drafted Michael Pennix Jr. They could have fortified the defense, got him another WR, or given him better protection up front. Instead, they used the 8th overall pick to draft his competition.

Later Bo Nix went off the board to the QB-hungry Broncos. Making 6 Qbs taken in the first 12 picks.

All 12 of those picks were offensive players. 6 QBs, 3 WRs, and 3 OTs. It was about that time you started to dream that maybe one of the top corners would fall to the Eagles. Especially when picks 13 and 14 were also on the offensive side.

Quinyon Mitchell Falls Into Their Lap

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 01: Quinyon Mitchell #DB27 of Toledo participates in the 40-yard dash during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 01, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Pick after pick went by, and the corners were still there. By the time the Eagles were on the board at pick 22, both Quinyon Mitchell and Terrion Arnold were there for them. They went for the blazing speedster over the multiyear standout from Alabama. It would be hard to argue with either pick though.

Obviously with such a turn of events, it set Eagles’ Twitter on fire. But what were the best reactions to the pick?

Here Are The 9 Best Reactions To The Eagles Landing Quinyon Mitchell

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