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Eagles 7-round mock draft: Time for some Howie Roseman magic

Tomorrow is Draft Day!

The Philadelphia Eagles’ season did not end as fans hoped, but upward and onward for head coach Nick Sirianni’s Eagles.

General manager Howie Roseman, who is a future Hall of Famer, is gearing up for another big draft. Roseman has done an exceptional job of building a roster that can compete for a Super Bowl each year while also making sure the future is bright.

Philadelphia has one of the best rosters on paper, and now they have eight picks in the 2024 NFL Draft to continue to build their roster.

The Eagles’ draft picks are as follows:

  • Round 1, Pick 22
  • Round 2, Pick 50
  • Round 2, Pick 53
  • Round 4, Pick 120
  • Round 5, Pick 161
  • Round 6, Pick 171
  • Round 6, Pick 172
  • Round 7, Pick 210

The first round of the draft starts Thursday at 8 p.m., with rounds 2-3 on Friday starting at 7 p.m. and the remaining rounds (4-7) on Saturday starting at 12 p.m.

With that in mind, let’s dive into our last Eagles 7-round mock draft of the season.


Philadelphia Eagles trade Pick 22 and the Jets’ Haason Reddick trade pick (2026 3rd that could be a 2nd) to the Jacksonville Jaguars for Pick 17:

Round 1, Pick 17: JC Latham, OL, Alabama

I bet Roseman had trouble sleeping because he doesn’t know how high he wants to trade up in the draft. Roseman is arguably the most aggressive general manager in the NFL, and with the top 4 or 5 quarterbacks going within the first 10-15 picks, Roseman will see one of his top-rated players fall a little. The NFL falls in love with “potential,” so a couple of offensive linemen will be over-drafted with the idea they will be better than JC Latham down the road, but right now, Latham is better than almost all of them.

The former Alabama offensive lineman would be the right tackle of the future when Lane Johnson retires, but what makes him so valuable is that he can start at right guard Year 1, if need be. Offensive linemen might not be the pick people want to see in the first round, but the Eagles and Roseman understand — it’s the most important position group outside of quarterback.

Round 2, Pick 50: Mike Sainristil, CB, Michigan

Mike Sainristil is my draft crush. He’s my favorite player in the 2024 NFL Draft. If he were 2 inches taller and 15 pounds heavier, he’d be a surefire first-round pick. To be honest, it would not surprise me to see him sneak into the bottom of the first round because he is that good, even at his size.

When you turn on his tape, you see an impact player on the field. The way he flies around and makes plays reminds me of what Eagles fans had hoped Avonte Maddox would be in the slot. Maddox is only back on a one-year deal, and the Eagles need a better plan at the nickel cornerback position. Sainristil should be that plan.

Pick 53: Junior Colson, LB Michigan

Linebacker will always be a need in Philadelphia, no matter who they add on a one year deal. Devin White theoretically will be the guy with a healthy Nakobe Dean as well, but that’s not something the Eagles can count on. Roseman is very smart when it comes to protecting himself at positions that are in question, so I believe he will add a linebacker early in the draft.

This year, there are some Day 1 starters, and I know many people will want Jeremiah Trotter Jr. here, but Michigan’s Junior Colson is going to be an impact linebacker in the NFL. Penn State fans won’t like to see back-to-back Michigan men drafted, but Roseman understands the importance of adding talented players from talented teams (see all the former Georgia players he has selected).

Pick 120: Jalyx Hunt, Edge, Houston Christian

Jalyx Hunt has had an interesting journey to the NFL Draft. Hunt started as a safety at Cornell before transitioning to an edge defender at Houston Christian University. Hunt won the Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year award and was named First-Team All-Southland Conference.

He is a bit of a project, but he’s got some pass-rushing traits that make me believe Roseman will be the guy to see if he can find the untapped potential.

Round 5, Pick 161: Luke McCaffrey, WR, Rice

BLOODLINES! It is always cool to see a familiar name find its way back in the NFL, and its even cooler when it is a brother and a son of two NFL legends. Luke McCaffrey is the son of Ed McCaffrey and his brother is Christian McCaffrey.

Luke is finding his way to a new position, as the former quarterback turned wide receiver is raw but could be a perfect slot receiver in Philly.

Round 6, Pick 171: Tyrone Tracy Jr., RB, Purdue

The Eagles may have added Saquon Barkley, but a backup running back may be a sneaky need for the Eagles. Kenneth Gainwell has done a good job, but Philadelphia needs a third guy in the room they can count on.

That is why adding a running back later in the draft makes sense, and Purdue’s Tyrone Tracy Jr. would be a nice complement to Barkley and Gainwell. Tracy ran a 4.48 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine and has kick return ability.

Round 6, Pick 172: Marcus Harris, DT, Auburn

You know Roseman wants to add a defensive tackle every single time the Eagles are on the clock. Waiting until the 6th round may be a bold prediction, but the Eagles have far too many needs to take another defensive tackle early.

Harris is undersized, but he flashes on film with his instincts and excellent range in the run game. Harris fits what Roseman likes in defensive tackles.

Round 7, Pick 210: Trey Taylor, S, Air Force

Trey Taylor has surprisingly been flying under the radar this draft season. The former Air Force defensive back won the Jim Thorpe Award (nation’s top DB) award, was named a Third-Team All-American, and First-Team All-Mountain West Conference.

He can play a little wild and uncontrolled, but Fangio will find a way to get tons of value from him. Taylor is far too talented to be on the board in the 7th round.

The Morning Call’s Jeremy Klump can be reached at Follow him on X @NUTTYxPROFESSOR

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