Eagles-only draft: Trade up to get their guy.

April 9, 2024

In our latest Eagles mock draft, Howie Roseman trades up to get his guy.

Jordan Mailata spoke to the media on Friday after signing his contract – addition .

The Eagles, who will keep him in Philly until 2028. With the 2024 NFL Draft just over two weeks away, it’s time for another draft.

This time, the Eagles moved up in the first round:17: JC Latham, OT, Alabama* (Projected trade with Jaguars)

Eagles Acquired: 17th pick in 1st round, 96th pick in 3rd round
Jaguars Acquired: 22nd pick in 1st round, 53rd pick 2nd round, 172nd pick in the 5th round.

This would be a small premium on the draft pick value chart, but Howie Roseman wasn’t afraid to step up and get his man.

In the last three drafts, he made small moves for DeVonta Smith, Jordan Davis and Jalen Carter.

Latham is definitely worth the price here. At 6-6 and 342 pounds, he is perfect for both the Eagles and their needs.

He could be a Brandon Brooks-sized plug-and-play right tackle, only to end up hitting at right tackle if Lane Johnson decides to go full force with the WWE.

Latham, who just turned 21 in January, was a 5-star recruit and started on the outside the last two years before entering the draft after his junior season.

In a normal year, prospects with that profile won’t make the top 10, but with a slew of quarterbacks and other elite game prospects, there’s a chance he’ll go a bit lower.

Recently, the Eagles have shown interest in offensive linemen from Alabama, landing Landon Dickerson in 2021 and Tyler Steen in 2023.

They’re doing it again, landing certified blue-chip prospects. Round 2-50: Max Melton, CB, RutgersIf they don’t get one of the top three corners in this draft — Terrion Arnold, Quinyon Mitchell or Cooper DeJean — there is no mandatory pick in this venue in the 1st round.

Melton offers high upside and a strong floor as a Day 2 pick. He grew up less than an hour from Philly in Mays Landing and then went to Rutgers, where he was a four-year starter for the Scarlet Knights.

He has excellent ball production (8 interceptions over the past three seasons) and top speed (4.39 40-yard dash).

Melton is tough and versatile enough to battle Avonte Maddox for inside playing time or start on the outside. Round 3-96: Jonah Elliss, EDGE, UtahIf the last name sounds familiar, that’s because the Eagles’ roster was full of his brothers a season ago.

Defensive Tackle Noah Ellis is still with the team, while linebacker Christian Ellis was cut midseason and picked up by the Patriots. Jonah Elliss describes a perfect 3-4 pass to Vic Fangio. He has a high motor and production.

The consensus All-American had 12 sacks in 10 games before a torn labrum ended his season early and prevented him from practicing at the combine.

He’s a little undersized and doesn’t look like a complete player, but the way he comes off the ball and his delivery make this edge worth investing in.Round 4-120: Javon Baker, WR , UCF\ nBaker still looks as if he could be sedated.

He reminds me quite a bit of the Packers’ Romeo Doubia, one of my favorites from the 2022 draft, who fell to the 4th round and showed his starting ability in Green Bay.

Baker’s metrics won’t blow you away, but he’s a polished receiver who can make tough catches.

While the Eagles added Parris Campbell and DeVante Parker this offseason, they need long-term depth at the position.

Baker, who spent his first two years in college on the edge at Alabama, can once again watch and learn from DeVonta Smith. Round 5-161: Jared Wiley, TE, TCUThe Eagles have a tight end. Dallas Goedert is 30 years old and has a long injury history.

While it took five years for Wiley to finally put it all together in college, his size and attributes are ones that could translate in the NFL. He is a massive 6-6 target who had 47 catches for 520 yards and 8 touchdowns in 2023 for the Horned Frogs.

Initially, he could fill the second tight end role in Kellen Moore’s offense and then take on more of the same role Jake Ferguson has. in Dallas. Round 5-171: Logan Lee, DT, IowaUndersized defensive lineman who started three years on defense for the Hawkeyes.

Lee is a great athlete at the position. He’s a good fit for a 3-4 defense, but doesn’t have a lot of size and may struggle to handle bigger offensive linemen at the next level, especially in the run game.

But not every election has to be about resurrection. Lee was productive and durable at Iowa and could provide solid depth on the defensive line.Round 6-210: Edefuan Ulofoshio, LB, WashingtonUlofoshio is the picture of tenacity.

A native of Alaska, he battled major injuries for six seasons in Washington before finally blossoming for the Huskies last season.

His health and age are certainly a concern (he’s already 24), but it’s worth rolling the dice in the sixth round. At least he has a special team..