By Max Harper
The Eagles did very well in last month’s draft.
And they actually did pretty well in 2021.
So, Pro Football Focus has done a regrade after seeing how last year’s rooks did in real time.
And the Eagles get an upgrade:
(10): WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama
R2 (37): iOL Landon Dickerson, Alabama
R3 (73): DI Milton Williams, Louisiana Tech
R4 (123): CB Zech McPhearson, Texas Tech
R5 (150): RB Kenneth Gainwell, Memphis
R6 (189): DI Marlon Tuipulotu, USC
R6 (191): EDGE Tarron Jackson, Coastal Carolina
R6 (224): S JaCoby Stevens, LSU
R7 (234): EDGE Patrick Johnson, Tulane
Initial Draft Grade: B-
1-year Re-Grade: A-
It should be noted that not only did the Eagles come away with DeVonta Smith here, but the draft capital they netted from moving back also became enough for them to secure A.J. Brown this year.
Turning that No. 6 overall pick into both Smith and Brown is why the re-grade is so high.
The jury is still out on the rest of their picks, as Landon Dickerson (69.6 grade) was the most encouraging of the bunch.