Now that the 2022 NFL Draft has ended, it is now time to review the rest of the Philadelphia Eagles Draft picks. Rounds two through six saw the Eagles fill holes on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. The main highlights consist of Philadelphia possibly drafting their future center and stealing a projected first rounder in the third round of the draft. Overall, this year’s draft might have been one of the best drafts for the Eagles in a long time and we will go through all of it in this article. Before reading this, If you missed the review of the first round selections you can check it out here!
Pick No. 51: Cam Jurgens, C, Nebraska
Jurgens started every game for the Cornhuskers in 2021. He is strong and can really hold down an offensive line. He can create a lot of room for running backs to get through the middle-of-the-line scrimmage. Furthermore, he was a Third Team All-Big Ten player in 2021 and was also on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy. He will be behind Jason Kelce in 2022, but Jurgens could very well be the future Center for this Eagles team, once the veteran Kelce decides to call it quits.
Pick No. 83: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
The Eagles selecting Nakobe Dean in the third round could have been the steal of the draft. His draft stock really fell due to a rumor of a pectoral injury. He is also a little undersized for an NFL linebacker as he is 5’11. The former Georgia linebacker had a heck of a career in college. In his final year as a Bulldog, he recorded 72 tackles, six sacks and two interceptions.
He can do it all as a linebacker whether it is getting to the quarterback or forcing turnovers. He not only had two interceptions, but he also had five forced fumbles in 2021. That is ranked 5th in the SEC. Furthermore, he won the Butkus Award and was named an All Consensus All-American in 2021. This projected first-round draft pick should be a beast for this Eagles team. It is possible that he could get a good amount of playing time in 2022.
Pick No.181 via Lions: Kyron Johnson, LB, Kansas
Johnson is one of the two linebackers that the Eagles decided to draft. From watching his film Johnson is definitely a hard hitter and can get to the quarterback. He has speed and can make great moves to get through the line scrimmage. In his final year with the Jayhawks, Johnson had six and half sacks.
This is what the Eagles needed on defense. Philadelphia had one of the lowest sack totals in the NFL in 2021. Do not sleep on Johnson, he may not start right away and bring in production, but in a couple years, he could be a regular starter in the NFL.
Pick No. 198 via Jaguars: Grant Calcaterra, TE, SMU
Calcaterra is a former Oklahoma Sooner but retired from football for a couple of years due to concussions. Ultimately, he decided that he had some unfinished business in football and decided to play his final year of eligibility at SMU. This ended up being a favorable decision as he was impressive with the Mustangs and ended getting drafted by the Eagles at the end of it all.
Calcaterra has many attributes that will be beneficial to this Eagles team. Firstly, he is a reliable pass-catcher, which is always a good thing. Furthermore, he has a great ability to track balls and can come down with great catches. He is also great in the middle of the field, which the Eagles can use to their advantage in play action. The only negative aspect is that he does go down easily once he catches the ball, which can be improved upon. Overall, this was a great selection for the Eagles, and he definitely has room to grow in this organization.
This concludes review the the Eagles 2022 NFL Draft Review for rounds two through six. .
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