After a disappointing 4-11-1 record, the Philadelphia Eagles landed the sixth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Philadelphia decided to clean house during the offseason, firing head coach Doug Pederson and trading Carson Wentz to Indianapolis. The Eagles decided to trade the sixth overall pick to Miami in exchange for the 12th overall pick in this draft and an additional first-rounder in the 2022 NFL Draft.
The Eagles could have as many as three first-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft depending on the impact Wentz makes with the Colts during the 2021 season. After trading back from the sixth spot, General Manager Howie Roseman could look to move back into the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft depending on how the draft board falls on April 29.
Philadelphia has 11 total picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, four of which fall between rounds one through three, putting the Eagles in multiple trade-up scenarios where they could re-enter either the first or second round. The Eagles appear committed to second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts after moving on from both Wentz and Pederson and trading down from a potential quarterback spot at six.
With the Philadelphia Eagles hitching their 2021 season hopes on Hurts, they should be expected to improve key positions around the young quarterback if they hope to turn Hurts into a potential franchise quarterback. The Eagles likely take advantage of another deep receiver class and with glaring needs at both cornerback and linebacker, Roseman could go a number of different ways with his day one pick.
The Eagles have the 12th overall pick from Miami in the first round and their 37th overall pick in the second round. Philadelphia holds their third-round pick at 70 and the 84th pick which was acquired from Indianapolis as part of the Wentz trade. Their only fourth-round pick was obtained as part of the Miami trade and the Eagles will close out the draft with two additional compensatory sixth round and an additional seventh-rounder from San Francisco.