Eagles News: Peter King says Philadelphia should draft Bijan Robinson at No. 10 (2023)

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The NFL Draft is 17 Days Away, and Memories of a Draft Past Show How Much Has Changed - FMIA
6. I think if I were Howie Roseman, I’d draft Bijan Robinson 10th overall, break the Eagles’ mold of always fortifying the two lines, and say to the world: Okay, you all try to stop Jalen Hurts, A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Dallas Goedert and Bijan Robinson—I know you can’t.

Drafting Bijan Robinson at 10th overall would be a bad use of resources for the Eagles - PhillyVoice
There’s an argument to be made that Robinson can make the Eagles’ already unstoppable offense a little more unstoppable. And sure, he might be fun to watch for a while. If the Eagles had a quarterback deep into his 30s and they had a window of a year or two to get back to the Super Bowl, then OK, I’d still disagree with the value of that position in the top 10 but it would at least be a more reasonable argument. That’s not where the Eagles are at. Jalen Hurts is still only 24 years old, and he’s highly likely to get a long-term contract extension within the next few months. The Eagles think that Hurts can be a star player for the next decade-plus. If they’re right, they will be competing for Super Bowls for the next dozen or so years, not just for the length of a running back’s rookie contract. It makes more sense to shoot for a foundational player whose longevity can more closely mirror Hurts’, not a player at a position who will provide instant gratification, but is unlikely to ever see a second contract with the team. Good organizations are willing to patiently wait for the second marshmallow. Bad ones go, “Screw it, (nom nom nom).”

2023 NFL draft: A running back in Round 1? Why Bijan Robinson is risky - ESPN
What’s borne out in the numbers and the logic underpinning great football teams, though, is something fantasy football writer Jakob Sanderson brought up in a recent Twitter thread on this topic: Teams using a first-round pick on running backs aren’t necessarily spending all that much, but they’re incurring something even more expensive in terms of opportunity cost. Here’s how to contextualize that opportunity cost. Let’s say you’re going on your weekly run to a big-box store. As you walk into the store, an employee stops you and hands you a coupon. They tell you that you can take any item out of the store you want for free, but that there’s only about a 62% chance the item you grab will work as you hope and there won’t be any refunds offered. What would you grab? Probably something expensive, right? A television? A smartphone? A laptop? Even if you’re not directly in the market for one of those items, better to get it for free while you can as opposed to, say, a rotisserie chicken or a pair of jeans. Drafting a running back in the first round isn’t quite a $6 chicken, but maybe it’s more like a comfortable sweater or a hand vacuum. Is it useful? Sure. Will there be a time when you need those items? Of course. Is it the best use of a scarce resource like a 100% off anything coupon? No. As Sanderson pointed out in his thread, your best path to landing playoff-caliber players at the most impactful and expensive positions is by using first-round picks on those players. Look at the table above and the positions in which teams used premium assets to acquire their talent most often.

NFL Draft 2023 ‘The Beast’ Guide: Dane Brugler’s 401 scouting reports and 1,893 player rankings - The Athletic
SUMMARY: A three-year starter at Texas, Bijan Robinson was the lead back in head coach Steve Sarkisian’s spread RPO offense, which utilizes both zone and gap principles. He became the first Longhorn to rush for more than 1,500 yards and post more than 300 receiving yards in a single season, and his 3,410 career rushing yards ranks fourth in school history behind Ricky Williams, Cedric Benson and Earl Campbell (all four-year players). With his natural ability to sort, cut and burst, Robinson has the instinctive feel and contact balance to set up defenders and force missed tackles (led the FBS with 104 forced missed tackles in 2022). He is a chore to bring down for defenders thanks to his natural run strength, although he does need to improve his nuance and finish as a pass blocker. Overall, Robinson is thecomplete package as both a runner and receiver with vision, instincts and elusive traits that will translate well to the NFL. He is one of the most talented players in the draft class.

NFL Mock Draft Simulation: Eagles take a running back at No. 30 - BGN
Pick 10: Nolan Smith, Edge, Georgia. This is a favorite pick of mine. Nolan Smith makes a lot of sense as another piece in a very athletic Eagles front. He is fast as hell and could be moved around the formation to get favorable matchups. A rotation of Haason Reddick, Josh Sweat, Brandon Graham, and Nolan Smith off the edge would be deadly.

Eagles’ loss in Super Bowl LVII played a part in Jason Kelce’s decision to return for 13th season - PFT
“Just by the calls you make. Just by the communication that you do. To do that well requires attention in the meeting rooms, requires film study, requires communication throughout the week. And all of that takes energy and effort. And all of that ultimately on some levels gets distracted from other areas of my life. You have to really think whether you’re willing to do that again. I was still in a position where I felt like for another year I wanted to do that. I do think losing the Super Bowl does play a factor, but I think ultimately, I still want to play football.”

NFC Roster Reset: Conference hierarchy heading into 2023 NFL Draft - NFL.com
The Eagles deserve hearty praise for the way they’ve kept a championship roster relatively intact following the narrow Super Bowl loss to the Chiefs. They’ll continue to build around MVP runner-up Jalen Hurts — and they’ve continued to build behind him, too, with the addition of Marcus Mariota. Oh, and they have two first-round picks, including one at No. 10 overall. How does Howie Roseman do it? He might be the most resourceful GM in the league today, and he is a master at manipulating the draft, most often to the Eagles’ good fortune. Did Philly benefit from the absence of a devastating injury last season? Absolutely. But it’s hard to make the case for them not having one of the three best rosters in the NFC — and arguably the NFL as a whole — right now. The 49ers could also offer a pretty good debate on that subject. Unlike the Eagles, they were smacked hard by the injury bug last season, losing all three starting quarterbacks to season-ending injuries, plus other key contributors along the way.

How Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker can help the Eagles even though they will not take him - NJ.com
The increased interest in Hooker could bode well for the Eagles’ prospects for picking up extra draft picks. The Eagles currently have six draft picks going into the draft. Even though they have four selections in the top 100 (10th, 30th, 62nd, and 94th overall), they do not have a selection in the fourth, fifth, and sixth rounds. Smith stated that he expected Hooker to be taken in the late first round or early second round, which would place the Eagles in a position for a team that is looking for a quarterback to start in two or three years to make a deal to move up to 30 and take him. There are a few teams that could fit that description that are picking early in the second round, including the Seattle Seahawks.

Gauging who is under the most pressure for the Cowboys heading into 2023 - Blogging The Boys
Dak Prescott 50%. Quarterback Dak Prescott is undeniably under more pressure than anyone associated with this franchise. Caught in between an ownership group that hasn’t extended a new contract and a rabid fanbase that wants results right now, Prescott is under the microscope more than he ever has been. The fans are starving for success and Prescott is who they are counting on to deliver it. Everyone understands it’s a team sport and teams win championships, not individuals. Yet, unfair as it seems, heavy is the head the wears the crown in Dallas, but Prescott is thought by some to be unworthy of wielding the scepter. The advanced analytics, which are in his favor, won’t suffice for the growing legion of his detractors. Of course, he deserves credit for beating the Buccaneers and effectively sending Brady into a rocking chair, but that’s not enough to satiate a fanbase longing for something beyond the divisional round. A turnover plagued year was brushed aside until his two interceptions against the 49ers in the postseason. Granted the team was lacking playmaking help at wide receiver; the team has addressed that issue and acquired Brandin Cooks for minimal draft capital. You can argue that Dak now has enough weapons to perhaps play his best football yet. Say what you will about diminishing returns from the recently released Ezekiel Elliott, but with him no longer there the Cowboys are truly buying into a new identity with Prescott firmly at the helm. It’s Prescott’s time to be the head chef of this offense with the new ingredients he’s been given to work with, but the heat coming his way is scorching if the team can’t yield different results.

2023 NFL free agency: Odell Beckham signs with Baltimore Ravens - Big Blue View
Odell Beckham Jr. is signing a one-year, $18 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens, per a report from Ian Rapoport. Beckham’s free agency was one of the simmering storylines of the 2023 off season. The All-Pro receiver had entertained interest from multiple teams. There was, of course interest in a reunion with the New York Giants dating back to before the 2022 trade deadline. The Giants still need to add a number one receiver and there was hope that Beckham could fill that role and provide a veteran presence. Beckham has also drawn interest from the Los Angeles Rams, with whom he got a Super Bowl ring, the Dallas Cowboys, and the New York Jets.

Texas Tech pass rusher Tyree Wilson has the highest upside of any defender in the 2023 NFL Draft - SB Nation
It seems like a foregone conclusion that a run on quarterbacks will happen early in the 2023 NFL Draft. The Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans, and Indianapolis Colts all have selections within the first four picks, and all three teams are in need of a long-term answer at quarterback. The Arizona Cardinals currently hold the No. 3 selection, but teams like the Las Vegas Raiders and Atlanta Falcons — along with dark horses like the Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions, and Tennessee Titans — could present an offer to acquire that selection. Regardless of when the consensus four top quarterbacks get picked, it seems likely the first non-quarterback selected this year will be an edge rusher. Alabama’s Will Anderson has a more substantial collegiate resume, but one could argue that it’s Tyree Wilson of Texas Tech who has the highest ceiling of any defender in the 2023 draft.

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How many first round picks do the Philadelphia Eagles have in this upcoming draft? ›

As it currently stands, the Eagles have five draft picks in the 2024 NFL Draft. They have their original first three rounds, with picks in Rounds 5 and 6 stemmed from trades with Minnesota and Tennessee, respectively. Jason Katz is a fantasy football analyst for Pro Football Network.

How did Eagles get 2023 draft pick? ›

Eagles traded a 2024 third-round pick to the Texans for a 2024 fourth-round pick (No. 105 overall) in the 2023 NFL Draft. Eagles acquire RB D'Andre Swift and a 2023 7th-round pick (#249 overall) from the Lions in exchange for a 2025 4th-round pick and 2023 7th-round pick (#219 overall).

Who will the Philadelphia Eagles draft? ›

The Eagles are predicted to draft Nolan Smith (EDGE, Georgia) with the No. 10 pick and Jahmyr Gibbs (RB, Alabama) with the No. 30 pick according to the most recent mock draft from Ryan McCrystal. Another mock draft expert, Brendan Donahue, has the Eagles predicted to draft Jalen Carter (DL, Georgia) with the No.

Who are the Eagles going to draft at number 10? ›

Eagles select Jalen Carter at No.

10 overall pick and a 2024 fourth-round pick to get Carter and add him to their defensive tackle rotation. Georgia defensive lineman Jalen Carter is one of the top prospects, regardless of position, as we look ahead to the 2023 NFL Draft.

What picks do the Eagles have remaining? ›

The 2023 NFL Draft continues Friday night and the Eagles have two picks — No. 62 in the second round and No. 66 in the third round. Follow live updates here.

How many draft picks do Philadelphia Eagles have in 2023? ›

The Philadelphia Eagles currently have seven picks in the 2023 NFL Draft. Here we'll track each of the trades / other circumstances that change the Eagles' picks. So far there have been 12 changes to their picks: The Eagles traded a 2023 sixth-round pick and CB Jameson Houston to the Jaguars for CB Josiah Scott.

Who has the best NFL draft 2023? ›

1. Philadelphia Eagles
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19Georgia
130Georgia
365Alabama
366Illinois
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What team has the most draft picks 2023? ›

Alabama and Georgia tied with 10 picks each in the 2023 NFL Draft, leading all other schools.

What picks do the Eagles have in 2024? ›

It cost them their fourth-round pick in 2024. The Eagles traded their third-round pick to the Texans for the 105th overall pick (the third pick in the fourth round) in the 2023 draft, used to select Kelee Ringo.
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Philadelphia Eagles 2024 draft picks.
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Why do the Eagles have the 10th pick? ›

30, the Eagles have the No. 10 overall pick thanks to a Roseman deal with New Orleans last season. They also hold picks in the second round (No. 62) and third round (94).

How did the Eagles get so many draft picks? ›

The Eagles made a trade with the New Orleans Saints before last year's draft that landed the Birds an additional first-rounder in the 2023 NFL Draft. Philadelphia traded the No. 16 and 19 overall picks and a sixth-rounder in exchange for the No.

Will Stetson Bennett get drafted? ›

The Los Angeles Rams select Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett with the 128th overall pick in Round 4 of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Who has the 10th pick in the NFL Draft 2023? ›

With the 10th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Bears select Tennessee OL Darnell Wright.

Which NFL teams had the best draft? ›

Every NFL team's best draft class since 2000: Identifying the top 32 drafts of the 21st century
  • Arizona Cardinals: 2004.
  • Atlanta Falcons: 2008.
  • Baltimore Ravens: 2018.
  • Buffalo Bills: 2001.
  • Carolina Panthers: 2005.
  • Cincinnati Bengals: 2020.
  • Cleveland Browns: 2018.
Apr 12, 2023

Who was the 10th pick in the draft? ›

Bears select offensive lineman Darnell Wright with 10th overall pick in NFL Draft.

Have the Eagles ever had the #1 pick? ›

The Eagles have selected number one overall three times, including Berwanger in 1936, Sam Francis in 1937, and Chuck Bednarik in 1949, second overall five times, and third overall three times. Three eventual Hall of Famers have been selected by the Eagles: Steve Van Buren, Bednarik, and Bob Brown.

Who will the Eagles pick at 62? ›

Eagles draft Alabama lineman Tyler Steen with No.

62 and 66 picks.

Did the Eagles trade picks? ›

The Philadelphia Eagles acquired two late-round picks from the Texans after trading the 62nd pick to Houston for picks 188 and 230. Philadelphia now has six picks remaining in the 2023 NFL draft, with four Day 3 picks remaining after the franchise snagged Jalen Carter and Nolan Smith in Round 1.

How many Georgia players are on the Eagles? ›

That includes four starters — Ringo, defensive linemen Jordan Davis, outside linebacker Nolan Smith and inside linebacker Nakobe Dean — and top backup Jalen Carter, who became an All-American in 2022.

How many interceptions do the Eagles have this year? ›

The Philadelphia Eagles picked off 17 passes in 2022.

StatMuse has team, season-level data for interceptions going back to the 1935 season.

How many Georgia players were drafted in 2023? ›

Draft picks by school in the 2023 NFL draft

Alabama and Georgia led all schools with 10 players selected each.

Who had the best NFL draft this year? ›

1. New York Jets. With a handful of nice draft hauls to choose from, the Jets stand alone at the top. They might have the Defensive Rookie of the Year in Sauce Gardner and the Offensive Rookie of the Year in Garrett Wilson.

Who will go number 1 in the NFL draft? ›

No.

1. Former Alabama quarterback Bryce Young will likely go first overall in the 2023 NFL Draft to the Carolina Panthers.

Who was the #1 QB draft pick in 2023? ›

Ohio State's C.J. Stroud, Alabama's Bryce Young, Florida's Anthony Richardson and Kentucky's Will Levis have all been projected as first-rounders, with Stroud and Young reportedly in contention to go No. 1 overall.

Who was Mr irrelevant 2023? ›

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YearNameTeam
2023Desjuan JohnsonRams
2022Brock Purdy49ers
2021Grant StuardBuccaneers
2020Tae CrowderGiants
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Who holds the number 1 draft pick? ›

The Carolina Panthers now own the No. 1 pick after they made a big trade with the Chicago Bears. Several other teams have the opportunity to make big moves, as there have been seven trades involving first-round picks.

Which NFL team will get first draft pick 2023? ›

The Carolina Panthers, who finished with a 7-10 record last season, will have the first pick in this year's draft. It was originally set to be the Chicago Bears, however, the Panthers traded up to acquire the position.

How many compensatory picks will the Eagles have in 2024? ›

The Birds were slated to have six picks in the 2024 NFL draft, but thanks to the compensatory formula, they'll have 10.

Who is on the Eagles roster? ›

What did Eagles give up to get 13th pick? ›

The Eagles moved up two spots to draft Davis, trading Picks 15, 124, 162 and 166 to the Houston Texans for the 13th pick.

Why are there only 31 picks? ›

There are 31 picks in the first round of the 2023 NFL draft because the Miami Dolphins were stripped of their top selection for violations of league policies relating to the integrity of the game.

Who did the Eagles pick in the sixth round? ›

The Eagles on Saturday used a sixth-round draft pick on a quarterback, Tanner McKee from Stanford.

What team has the most draft picks in history? ›

In 2022, defending national champion Georgia produced 15 total NFL Draft selections, establishing a new all-time record and breaking the former mark held by Ohio State in 2004 and LSU in 2020, with 14 players taken those years.

What did Eagles give up to move up in draft? ›

The Eagles then traded with the Texans, getting Houston's sixth-round pick at No. 191 and giving up two of their three seventh-round picks at No. 230 and No. 248. The Eagles also had a sixth-round pick at No. 188, which they used on Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee.

How many more draft picks do the Philadelphia Eagles have? ›

As it stands, the Eagles have six picks in the 2023 NFL Draft, including four in the top 100.

How much do 4th round NFL draft picks make? ›

The range of salaries for fourth-round picks, including signing bonuses, is $733,600 to $814,377. The top choice in the fifth round receives a four-year, $3.64 million deal with a salary of about $698,619 per year. Payscales for the fifth round vary from $669,444 to $698,619.

Why is Stetson Bennett not a high draft pick? ›

All four of those quarterbacks were drafted in 2020 — months before Bennett had even started his first game for Georgia. Despite Bennett's winning ways, his age and physical stature — 5-foot-11, 190 lbs. — mean he is not a top draft prospect.

Will Stetson Bennett get drafted 2023? ›

Los Angeles on Saturday selected Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett No. 128 overall in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Why did Miami forfeit a draft pick? ›

The NFL announced Tuesday that the Miami Dolphins will forfeit their 2023 first-round draft pick and 2024 third-round pick, while team owner Stephen Ross has been suspended through Oct. 17, following an investigation into whether the organization violated league policies pertaining to the integrity of the game.

Who did the Chiefs draft in 2023? ›

KC has traded up for a third straight time in the 2023 NFL Draft. They moved up this time to snag Chamarri Conner out of Virginia Tech. Conner is a versatile defender that can play multiple positions, including safety and nickel corner.

Who has the first pick in the 2023 NHL draft? ›

NHL.com. The Washington Capitals' first-round pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft will be their highest selection since drafting defenseman Karl Alzner fifth overall in 2007.

What was the biggest draft in NFL history? ›

The 1981 draft was the epitome of a stacked class from top to bottom. While the first round had no shortage of stars, including Lawrence Taylor, Kenny Easley and Ronnie Lott, the real accomplishment of this class was the complete talent through all 12 rounds.

What is the most successful draft round? ›

Offensive line is typically one of the safest positions to draft because the success rate is greater than almost all the other positions. Of the 421 players drafted, 147 wound up as starters for at least half their career. The first round has an 83% success rate. The second round is almost as good with 70%.

Who was the last pick in the 2023 NFL Draft? ›

Who drafted Desjuan Johnson? The Los Angeles Rams drafted Johnson with pick No. 259 in the 2023 NFL Draft – the last pick of the draft.

Who did Jets draft 10? ›

The New York Jets select Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Garrett Wilson in Round 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft with the No.

Who has the 69th pick in the NFL draft? ›

Houston Texans select Houston Cougars wide receiver Tank Dell in Round 3 of the 2023 NFL Draft with the No. 69 overall pick.

How many first round picks do the Eagles have in 2024? ›

Carter is one of seven draft picks in the Eagles' 2024 class. He and fellow Georgia Bulldog Nolan Smith, who was taken at No. 30 overall, are their two first-rounders this year.

How many first round picks are in the draft? ›

There are 31 picks in the first round of the 2023 NFL draft because the Miami Dolphins were stripped of their top selection for violations of league policies relating to the integrity of the game.

Did Eagles have 3 first round picks? ›

According to ESPN, the Eagles sent Arizona its third-round pick at No. 94 and a fifth-round pick in 2024 in exchange for Arizona's third-round pick at No. 66. The Eagles have two picks in the first round, at No. 10 and No. 30, and four in the first three rounds.

How many picks do the Philadelphia Eagles have in the 2024 draft? ›

The Philadelphia Eagles currently are projected to have 10 picks in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Do the Eagles have the easiest schedule in football? ›

Of course, last year's win percentages isn't the best way to gauge strength of schedule. Basing it on Vegas forecasted win totals, the Eagles have the 17th toughest schedule, per Sharp Football Analysis.

How did the Eagles get the 4th pick? ›

Eagles trade into Round 4 for Georgia star, then trade for Lions RB, draft QB in Rd 6. PHILADELPHIA − The Eagles added to their Georgia stockpile of draft picks by trading up into the start of the fourth round to select cornerback Kelee Ringo. The Eagles came into Saturday without a pick in either Round 4 or Round 5.

Why is there no 32nd pick? ›

The first round kicked off on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET in Kansas City. One quirk of this year's draft is that there are only 31 picks in the first round instead of 32 because the Miami Dolphins had to forfeit their 2023 first- and 2024 third-round picks.

What is the record for most players drafted in the first round? ›

The record belongs to Texas in the 1984 NFL Draft, when 17 players were selected. Here's a look at the largest draft classes of all time. Notre Dame enjoyed a prolific three-year span from 1944-46 that saw 44 players drafted to the NFL. No other program has produced more than 32 in a three-year span.

How did Eagles get so many first round picks? ›

The Philadelphia Eagles got the No. 10 pick as part of a trade in which they also received the Saints' first-, third- and seventh-round picks in 2022 and a second-rounder in 2024 while sending New Orleans two first-round picks in 2022 and a sixth-round selection.

Which NFL team has the most first round picks? ›

Through the 2023 NFL Draft, 88 players have been selected first overall, with the most recent being Bryce Young. The Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Rams have each made the most first overall selections in history with seven.

How do the Eagles have so many first round picks? ›

First round

The Eagles made a trade with the New Orleans Saints before last year's draft that landed the Birds an additional first-rounder in the 2023 NFL Draft. Philadelphia traded the No. 16 and 19 overall picks and a sixth-rounder in exchange for the No.

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