Updated: Apr 30, 2019
We are half way through football season, and the Eagles have had a lot of ups and downs so far. Even though the team has a fairly good chance at making the playoffs and going on the run, we are still peaking at the 2019 NFL Draft. The Eagles sent their scouts to quite a few college games and team practices in August and September. Now we are gonna take a glance at where they were in October, and who they possibly had their eyes on.
Ohio State vs. Indiana – October 6th
Ohio State: Dre'Mont Jones | DT | 6’3, 286 lbs| Jr.
If he chooses to come out early, Jones will likely be an early-round pick. The Eagles could use help at defensive tackle with Fletcher Cox the only known part of the future at the position.
Ohio State: Parris Campbell | WR | 6’1, 208 lbs| Sr.
Campbell is a player exactly like Nelson Agholor - you want to get the ball in his hand as soon as possible so he can use his speed to break a big play. If Agholor walks in Free Agency, Campbell can be a legitimate replacement who steps right into Agholor's role. He could also be the team's future at kick returner and punt returner.
Ohio State: Damon Arnette | CB | 6’0, 195 lbs| Jr.
Has the size and speed to be a good cornerback in the NFL. Ronald Darby is in his last year of his contract, and the team will need to add a cornerback to keep its depth at the position. Arnette could be in play for the Eagles if he declares early for the draft.
Ohio State: Michael Jordan | OL | 6’7, 312 lbs| Jr.
Jordan could play the guard or center position in the NFL. If he declares for the draft, his versatility could make him a likely target for an Eagles team that lacks good offensive line depth.
Ohio State: Kendall Sheffield | CB | 6’0, 193 lbs| Jr.
If he declares, Sheffield could be a Day Two option for the Eagles if they want an addition to their secondary. He would need to add a little more muscle though if he doesn't want to be bullied by bigger receivers.
Ohio State: Isaiah Prince | OT | 6’7, 310 lbs| Sr.
Jason Peters is likely in his last season as an Eagle. The team could think about moving Lane Johnson to left tackle to protect Wentz's blindside and drafting Prince to be a right tackle.
Ohio State: Mike Weber | RB | 5'10, 214 lbs| Jr.
If he declares, Weber could be a later-round option for the Eagles. The Donnell Pumphrey experiment didn't work out for the Eagles, but drafting Weber later could be more of a low-risk/high-reward situation.
Wake Forest vs. Clemson – October 6th
Clemson: Clelin Ferrell| DE | 6’5, 260 lbs| Jr.
The only way the Eagles will end up with a shot at getting Ferrell is if they have a monumental collapse in the second-half of the season. Ferrell is an athletic freak and would be an excellent replacement if the team lets Brandon Graham walk in Free Agency.
Clemson: Dexter Lawrence | DT | 6’4, 350 lbs| Jr.
He excels in pressuring the quarterback and stopping the run game. The Eagles do need a baller next to Fletcher Cox since Tim Jernigan's status is up in the air, but they likely won't use a first-round pick on a defensive tackle, which is likely where Lawrence will be picked if he leaves school early for the draft.
Clemson: Christian Wilkins | DT | 6’4, 315 lbs| Sr.
Wilkins can get to the quarterback in a hurry, which is exactly what the Eagles need from the interior of the defensive line. He will likely fall into the same category as Dexter Lawrence, a first-round worthy pick that the Eagles won't use because they have bigger needs.
Clemson: Tre Lamar | LB | 6’4, 255 lbs| Jr.
The Eagles don't have a lot of depth at the Linebacker position, and if Jordan Hicks walks in Free Agency the Eagles could very-well use an early-round pick on a player like Lamar, who has a lot of potential and wants to leave school early.
Clemson: Austin Bryant | DE | 6’6, 280 lbs| Sr.