NFL draft: Eagles fictional draft only


By Michael Lipinsky, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Welcome to the waning final hours of the NFL Draft season! By now you’ve probably been fictionally drafted to sleep, but I urge you to read one more. Most important if you ask me. Yes, I am very biased.

Welcome to the 2022 Eagledelphia “Eagles Only” Mock Draft!

Here’s how it’s going to go, Eagles select only, no trades. Wasn’t the title a gift? ! Sorry, I just don’t have the energy to create an alternate universe where birds trade choices. Howie will make moves, absolutely! But not in this draft.

So how did I reach my choices? Glad you asked, it was made with the help of the PFF Mock Draft Simulator. The simulator has been adjusted to avoid as much shenanigans as possible and to create an accurate NFL Draft experience.

Now, with the 15th pick in the 2022 Eagledelphia Mock Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select:


Some thoughts on some of the choices here:

Drake London is the No. 2 wide receiver behind Jameson Williams according to PFF’s NFL Draft rankings. Like Williams, London was injured in the 2022 season – a broken leg – and has only played eight games at USC. In those eight games, 88 catches for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns. He’s a big, 6’4, 219-pound wide receiver the Eagles desperately need. PFF

Devonte Wyatt is a great mom jamma! Yes, it’s a “draft” for an excellent defensive tackle who can immediately start on the defensive line. The 6’3, 304 lbs is explosive, he can stop the run, and especially get to the quarterback. The Eagles need to restore the badness on the defensive line and Wyatt can help do that.

Jaquan Brisker became a complete football player at Penn State and fills an immediate need for the Eagles safety. He has the ability to play ‘in the box’ but also has tremendous covering ability. He is another first-day starter for the Eagles defense.

Brian Asamoah is the type of linebacker the Eagles need on defense, with excellent sideline instincts and the ability to cover. Imagine that, a linebacker who can cover! It’s a desperate need in the Eagles defense and Asamoah fills that void. Again, another player who can play day one for the Birds.

Jalyn Armor-Davis is an interesting NFL prospect. Armour-Davis only started one season for Alabama but continued to play better with each game, which helped increase his draft stock. He can do a bit of everything in the secondary, which the Eagles desperately need.

One point for the rest:

  • OG Marquis Hayes: Consistent three-year starter for Oklahoma who can help shape the future of the offensive line.
  • RB Pierre Strong Jr.: QUICK! 4.37 fast sprint of 40 yards. Think of the next Darren Sproles.
  • TE Daniel Bellinger: Underused in San Diego State. A big TE the Eagles can use to block and receive.
  • LB Micah McFadden: Excels in a blitz-heavy system, which the Eagles could install more in the second year of Jonathan Gannon’s defense.
  • OT Ryan Van Demark: A work in progress after a declining 2021 season. Van Demark was extremely highly rated after the 2019 season and would have been higher in the draft board had he been out in the 2020 draft.

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