Predicting the Futures of the 2020 Eagles Draft Picks
The first two days of the 2020 NFL Draft left many Eagles fans in panic. Howie Roseman didn't address several needs and then inexplicably took quarterback Jalen Hurts with the 53rd pick. Then, Roseman pulled his magic and absolutely went off on day three, addressing nearly all of the team's needs. While the hope is all of these players will help produce for the Eagles in 2020, not all of them will make the 53-man roster.
7th round - Casey Toohill (DE) 233rd overall
Toohill was a productive outside linebacker that will play as a 4-3 defensive end in the NFL. The Stanford product is just another addition to a stacked defensive line. Toohill is going to have a great preseason and make the 53-man roster. He will be a part of Jim Schwartz's rotation for each of the Eagles' regular-season games.
6th round - Prince Tega Wanagho (OL) 210th overall
A Nigerian prince, Wanagho was our second offensive lineman drafted from Auburn. He will be a project for the Eagles much like Jordan Mailata. He should spend a year on the practice squad, or if the team feels he would get stolen from them, they can try to put him on injured reserve with a "mysterious" injury.
6th round - Quez Watkins (WR) 200th overall
Speed. Speed. More speed. Watkins was one of several wide receivers drafted by the Eagles., leaving the team with 15 wide receivers now on the roster. Watkins will be on the outside looking in at making the 53-man roster. Even with a sub-4.4 40-yard dash, he will not make the final roster.
6th round - Shaun Bradley (LB) 196th overall
Bradley is familiar playing games at Lincoln Financial field, and he will continue to do that on Sundays. The Temple product will make the team as a special teams player and will eventually become a starting linebacker with the team.
5th round - John Hightower (WR) 168th overall
Hightower averaged 18.5 yards a catch with Boise State in 2019. He will have an extremely productive preseason, make the team, and he will become a featured player on the Eagles for years to come.
4th round - Jack Driscoll (OL) 145th overall
Driscoll will no doubt make this team, and then eventually become our starting left guard at some point during the season. He's also been working on learning center, so look for him to be a starter somewhere on the offensive line for years to come.
4th round - K'Von Wallace (S) 127th overall
Wallace has been one of the more entertaining players on Twitter after being drafted. He is the self-proclaimed steal of the draft. Wallace loves contact and does not shy away from anyone. He ounds like another safety drafted from Clemson we've all heard of. Wallace will be a starter and a Pro Bowl safety for many years to come.
3rd round - Davion Taylor (LB) 103rd overall
Taylor will spend the majority of the time playing special teams during the 2020 season. He will earn a starting spot on the defense after a few injuries to our linebacker crew. After that, he will remain a starter for the next decade.
2nd round - Jalen Hurts (QB) 53rd overall
Widely regarded as the most surprising pick of the draft, Hurts will no doubt have a microscope on him every time he steps on the field. Look for Hurts to play at least three to five snaps a game and eventually become a starter in the NFL, just not with the Eagles.
1st round - Jalen Reagor (WR) 21st overall
Initially, Reagor seems to be a great option for kick and punt returns, but if undrafted free agent running back Adrian Killins Jr. makes the final roster, he will focus just on being a reliable offensive weapon. Reagor is going to take the tops off of defenses for the next decade. The Texas Christian University product will finish the 2020 season with 650-plus yards receiving and six touchdowns, and will finish his career as one of the top five receivers in Eagles' history.