With the 26th overall pick acquired from Cleveland, the Philadelphia Eagles have selected Marcus Smith, LB, Louisville.
So far, this is probably the biggest reach in terms of where major media had Smith placed on their boards. The Eagles needed to add some edge rushers and the crop was wearing quite thin, so reaching for Smith is something they probably felt like they had to do since he wouldn’t get to their 2nd round pick.
Some had Smith as a third round player, but that’s not the important thing to focus on. The Eagles upgraded their pass rush and were able to acquire some additional picks in order to make this happen.
Pick Grade: C