Predicting the 2020 NFL Draft for the Philadelphia Eagles with a complete seven-round mock.
The Philadelphia Eagles fought hard all season long but their consistent problems with injuries held them back from reaching their ultimate goal. After their Wild Card round loss, the Eagles can now look ahead to the offseason and the 2020 NFL Draft as they look to regroup and build a roster worthy of another championship run.
In this post, we are going to try to step into the mind of Eagles general managers Howie Roseman and come up with a possible 2020 NFL draft scenario for this team. Roseman does a fantastic job of building this roster and is undoubtedly going to work hard to put the pieces back together. There are obvious needs for this team on both sides of the ball and we will look to fill them here with talented players who fit their scheme well.
Without further ado, here is a complete seven-round 2020 NFL mock draft for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Note: This mock draft was completed using The Draft Network’s mock draft simulator.
Roseman took over as the Eagles general manager back in 2010 and has held a high-ranking position with the team ever since. With Roseman leading the draft, the Eagles typically use their first-round pick on an offensive or defensive lineman. In fact, since 2010, the Eagles have made nine first-round selections, seven of which were offensive or defensive linemen.
I could easily see the Philadelphia Eagles snagging another big man in the first round this year, but honestly, there wasn’t much offensive or defensive line talent available at the 21st pick of this mock. Instead, the Eagles take a talented player at an important position of need, bringing in Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson.
The Eagles struggled to defend opposing passing attacks all season long. Injuries at the cornerback position are at least partially to blame, but they clearly lacked impact talented throughout the position all season.
Henderson is a smooth and athletic cornerback prospect who shines in man-to-man coverage. He reads opposing quarterbacks extremely well and does a great job of putting himself in a position to make a play. Henderson also shows strong ball skills that will play at the next level.
Taking a cornerback in the first round would go against the norm of a Philadelphia Eagles draft class under Roseman. That being said, adding a gifted player like Henderson at an important position that also happens to be a major need would certainly make some sense.