2022 NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Eagles check off three boxes with monstrous first round

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The Philadelphia Eagles are sitting pretty right now.

Not only are they competing for a playoff spot, but they hold three first-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft with a golden opportunity to evolve their roster from a playoff contender to an NFC contender.

Sitting at 8-7 entering Week 17, the Eagles currently hold the Nos. 19, 20 and 25 selections in the first round — taking them out of the very elite prospects of the draft class, but still an advantageous position to improve significantly.

Their largest areas of need reside on the defensive side of the ball with the safety position and an edge rusher at the very top of the list.

But an opportunity to find another young receiver to slot alongside DeVonta Smith would also be a tremendous get to ensure Jalen Hurts has an ample set of weapons to work with moving forward — should he be the franchise’s quarterback of the future.

Metro Philly 2022 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

1) Jacksonville Jaguars (2-13) 

  • Needs: Best available
  • The Pick: Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Michigan


2) Detroit Lions (2-12-1)

  • Needs: EDGE, QB, WR
  • The Pick: Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon


3) Houston Texans (4-11)

  • Needs: CB, QB, DL
  • The Pick: Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU


4) New York Jets (4-11)

  • Needs: OL, DB, WR
  • The Pick: Evan Neal, OT, Alabama


5) New York Giants (4-11)

  •  Needs: OL, EDGE, QB
  • The Pick: Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa


6) Carolina Panthers (5-10)

  • Needs: QB, OL, CB
  • The Pick: Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh


7) New York Jets (from Seahawks) 

  • Needs: DB, WR
  • The Pick: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame


8) New York Giants (from Bears)

  • Needs: EDGE, QB
  • The Pick: George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue


9) Washington Football Team (6-9) 

  • Needs: QB, OL, WR
  • The Pick: Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss


10) Atlanta Falcons (7-8)

  • Needs: EDGE, OL, WR
  • The Pick: Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State


11) Denver Broncos (7-8)

  • Needs: QB, LB, EDGE
  • The Pick: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia


12) Minnesota Vikings (7-8)

  • Needs: CB, OL, EDGE
  • The Pick: Ickem Ekwonu, OT, NC State


13) Cleveland Browns (7-8)

  • Needs: DT, WR, LB
  • The Pick: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State


14) New Orleans Saints (7-8)

  • Needs: QB, WR, OL
  • The Pick: Sam Howell, QB, Houston


15) Pittsburgh Steelers (7-7-1)

  • Needs: OL, QB, LB
  • The Pick: Kenyon Green, OL, Texas A&M


16) Baltimore Ravens (8-7)

  • Needs: DT, LB, OL
  • The Pick: Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah


17) Las Vegas Raiders (8-7)

  • Needs: DT, WR, OL
  • The Pick: Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama


18) Los Angeles Chargers (8-7)

  • Needs: DT, LB, WR
  • The Pick: Demarvin Leal, DT, Texas A&M


19) Philadelphia Eagles (from Dolphins)

  • Needs: S, EDGE, LB
  • The Pick: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State


20) Philadelphia Eagles (8-7)

  • Needs: EDGE, LB, WR
  • The Pick: David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan


21) Miami Dolphins (from 49ers)

  • Needs: OL, EDGE, LB
  • The Pick: Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan


22) Cincinnati Bengals (9-6)

  • Needs: DB, OL, TE
  • The Pick: Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington


23) Buffalo Bills (9-6)

  • Needs: OL, WR, DL
  • The Pick: Drake London, WR, USC


24) New England Patriots (9-6)

  • Needs: DB, LB, WR
  • The Pick: Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn


25) Philadelphia Eagles (from Colts)

  • Needs: LB, WR
  • The Pick: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State


26) Arizona Cardinals (10-5)

  • Needs: CB, DL, EDGE
  • The Pick: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida


27) Tennessee Titans (10-5)

  • Needs: OL, LB, TE
  • The Pick: Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa


28) Detroit Lions (from Rams)

  • Needs: QB, WR
  • The Pick: Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas


29) Dallas Cowboys (11-4)

  • Needs: DB, DL, TE
  • The Pick: Jordan Battle, S, Alabama


30) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-4)

  • Needs: OL, WR, CB
  • The Pick: Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati


31) Kansas City Chiefs (11-4)

  • Needs: OT, CB, WR
  • The Pick: Martin Emerson, CB, Mississippi State


32) Green Bay Packers (12-3)

  • Needs: WR, EDGE, CB
  • The Pick: Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC

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