By Dylan MacKinnon
Praise has been heaped on Howie Roseman in the aftermath of the 2022 Draft. It’s an unusual feeling for many Eagles fans, who are used to hating nearly everything Howie does. But not only local fans, but the national media, praised the Eagles for having one of the best drafts of all 32 teams. And that is despite the fact they only ended up making 5 picks. He kicked off the first night of the draft landing Jordan Davis and then trading for AJ Brown. The second night started with some doubt after he used a 2nd round pick on a Center (Cam Jurgens). But then he won the fans back in the 3rd Round by getting a steal with Nakobe Dean, who many fans would have been happy with in the first round. But how did he do on Day 3?
The third day of the draft can often be hard to judge. It is full of names most fans, and even media, are not as familiar with. Which is why each pick is often followed with furious googling to determine if we like the pick or not. The Eagles did not even have a pick on Day 3 until the 5th round, and then they traded back from that to acquire two 6th round picks. They ended up trading their 7th-round pick to move up from one of those 6ths.
In the end, they made just two draft picks on Day 3. Kansas LB Kyron Johnson, and SMU TE Grant Calcaterra. But they followed that up with perhaps the busiest, and most expensive, UDFA class in the league. Let’s get to know all these names a bit better.