Welcome back to another Monday Mock with Mack! This week we will continue to look at the Eagles 3 first round draft picks. A disappointing loss to the Giants on the road showed a lot of glaring weaknesses. Some of them can be fixed with one first round draft pick. Fortunately for the Eagles, they have 3.
For this week, I challenged my good ole friend Johnny to a friendly competition. Who can create the better first round mock for the Eagles.
Johnny U (@Johnnyu9322) "Defensive forces coming..."
9. Andrew Booth Jr. CB Clemson
10. Jordan Davis DL Georgia
14. Devin Lloyd LB Utah
Mack (@adammackNFL) "So things are bad...how can Howie make them worse?"
9. Kyle Hamilton S Notre Dame
10. Garrett Wilson WR Ohio State
14. Ahmad Gardner CB Cincinnati
The Eagles have so many holes. The offense is so young and immature. Jalen Reagor is not living up to a first round talent. The defense has a lot of aging vets and no clear future. With 3 first round picks, the Eagles are in a prime spot to make a huge impact for the future.
Johnny went for a huge focus on the defense and you have to respect it. Darius Slay is an elite CB in this league, Avonte Maddox can not stay on the field. Booth Jr. can lock up the CB position for the Eagles. The heart and soul of the Eagles defense has been the defensive line. The Eagles have made it clear they will build from the trenches which Jordan Davis is a dawg at. The Eagles are known for never valuing the LB position, but Johnny thinks this is the year. Is he crazy or is this the year???
Kyle Hamilton is a rare talent and if he is available, you have to take him. Did you see Jalen Reagor's helmet make more catches than him against the Giants? Garrett Wilson missed some time from injury, but once he returned he is easily the best WR in the country. Pair him and DeVonta Smith creates a scary WR core for Jalen Hurts. Ahmad Gardner is flying under the radar. Do you know the Cowboys have as many Super Bowl appearances in the last 20 years as TD's Gardner has allowed in college? Elite talent will help lock up the CB room.
*** As always if you want the Eagles to use these 3 picks in any form to draft or trade for a QB to replace Jalen Hurts, I am sorry to inform you that Johnny and I both disagree!!