Grading Eagles 2021 Draft Haul

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The Eagles once again completed a draft in which they made more picks than any single team starts with. In 2021, they made nine selections even after moving up in the first round and trading into the 2022 draft.

Opinions on their draft actually seem very positive from a national outlook, though many fans in Philadelphia are not happy.

With that in mind, a few of our writers decided to put together their grades.

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Kerryon Johnson Joins The Fold

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On Friday afternoon, the Eagles announced that they made an addition at running back by claiming Kerryon Johnson from the Lions.

Johnson adds to a crowded room that may not even allow allow room for him on the 53-man by the end of camp.

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Penn State Has Six Players Drafted in 2021 NFL Draft

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Penn State football knew one thing for sure entering the 2021 NFL draft: Micah Parsons would be a first-round pick.

The team also had two other players in Odafe Jayson Oweh and Pat Freiermuth who would surely hear there name called at some point in the draft, but there were also four additional draft-eligible players who were unsure if or when their names would be called.

In the end, sox of seven eligible players wound up having an NFL team spend some draft capital on them.

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Eagles Ink Undrafted Free Agents

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles may have drafted nine new players they hope can contribute to the team, but they are far from done adding to the group of players that could become the team's future.

The team, as always, was busy agreeing to deals with players that went undrafted shortly after the close of the seventh round and the 2021 NFL Draft.

Undrafted free agency is where the Eagles will look to land some players at positions they did not get in the draft, so depth receivers, a quarterback linebacker and the secondary are all likely to be some focus areas for the team.

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Birds Close Draft With Patrick Johnson From Tulane

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles went heavy into the defensive line in round six after taking a defensive lineman in round 3.

To close out the draft, the Eagles added a fourth rookie to the position group with edge rusher Patrick Johnson.

As an edge, the Eagles plan to treat him more like a linebacker.

Over four seasons at Tulane, Johnson record 135 tackles, 24.5 sacks, 11 defensed passes and six forced fumbles.

He was twice named to the All-AAC second team and made the first team in his senior season.

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JaCoby Stevens Final Eagles Pick Of Sixth Round

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles made their third selection of the sixth round and made that pick the only one not on the defensive line.

The team instead turned to the secondary. After running the clock down to below 10 seconds, it would seem likely the team was either working on a trade or was looking to draft Tay Gowan, who the Cardinals drafted one pick ahead of them at 223.

The former LSU safety has 190 tackles with 19 passes defensed, 9.5 sacks, a forced fumble and four interceptions over the past three seasons.

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Two More Defensive Linemen Find Themselves Headed To Philadelphia

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Before the Eagles got to the first of their four picks in the sixth round, the team sent the final of their picks (the second compensatory) along with a seventh for a 2022 fifth-round pick from Washington.

When it came their time to pick, the Eagles doubled down on more defensive line depth.

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Eagles Land Highly-Rated Running Back

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles had gone receiver, center/guard, defensive line and corner with their first four picks.

In round five, they looked to add to their running back room.

Kenneth Gainwell was almost universally a top-100 player on big boards, so he should have been a third-rounder at worst based off of that. Landing him in the fifth could be a huge value for the Birds.

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Philly Takes Corner In Fourth Round

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

After taking a game-braking receiver and solidifying the future of the offensive line with their first two picks, the Eagles selected an athletic defensive lineman with a high ceiling.

Following those picks, the team entered day three of the draft with eight more picks to leverage in this draft.

While fans were almost certainly watching and hoping for linebacker Jabril Cox, he went to the Cowboys before the Eagles made it to the podium.

With the biggest and most obvious steal off the board, the Eagles turned to the secondary and took corner Zech McPhearson.

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Birds Go Defense In Third Round

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

After taking a game-braking receiver and solidifying the future of the offensive line with their first two picks, the Eagles almost had to go defense with their next pick.

First, the Eagles chose to make a move to add an extra pick, sending Carolina the 70th pick in exchange for pick 73 and pick 191 (sixth-round).

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Eagles Solidify Offensive Line in Round Two

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Following their drafting of Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith in round one, the Eagles found themselves on the clock with four defenders who could have gone in the first round on the board.

Rather than trade back, the Eagles ran the pick in and landed center Landon Dickerson.

The Alabama big man started the past two seasons for the team after transferring from Florida State.

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