Howie Roseman is one of the NFL’s top general managers because of his cap magic and penchant for big trades and free agent deals.
Roseman’s draft day record has left a lot to be desired and in the past two years, the Eagles have missed some explosive weapons at wide receiver.
Gil Brandt, a former NFL staff guru and NFL Network analyst, broke down the seven teams that need the most to be successful in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Philadelphia landed on the list at No. 6.
First-round pick in 2021: No. 12
Total picks in the 2021 NFL Draft: 11
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is realistic: He seems well aware that his roster has passed its 2017 peak. Philadelphia’s trade with Miami in this year’s draft, which scored an additional first round in 2022, It also suggests that you know the rebuilding work will not be completed this year. If Carson Wentz achieves his playing time incentives with the Colts, the 2022 pick Philly acquired from Indy in exchange for the quarterback should also turn out to be a first-round player, giving the Eagles plenty of ammo to secure a quarterback if. things don’t. Work out with Jalen Hurts this season.
That said, it would make sense in April to do whatever it takes to help Hurts succeed, and after a season in which Philadelphia receivers ranked 28th in the NFL in receptions and 29th in receiving yards, with hardcore tight end Zach Ertz heading. out of town, finding better playmakers in the draft will be crucial. That, unfortunately, has been difficult for this team, which must break a recent trend of criticizing prospective catchers (like Nelson Agholor, who had his best professional season after leaving Philadelphia, and JJ Arcega-Whiteside, who has 14 catches and 254 receptions). yards in his career so far; the jury is still out on Jalen Reagor after a rookie season marked by injuries). Philadelphia should also think about finding someone to develop behind veteran cornerback Darius Slay.
Philadelphia traded a chance to land prospects not missed Ja’Marr Chase and Kyle Pitts, but Jaycee Horn, Patrick Surtain II, Micah Parsons, DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle could allow Roseman to finally avoid the post-draft criticism that has plagued the top Eagles executive in recent years.