Each year during the college football season, as long as you’re watching the game, we point out five players each week who make logical sense for the Eagles in next year’s draft.
Sean Tucker, RB, Syracuse (5’10, 210): Purdue at Syracuse, 12:00 PM
Tucker ran for 1496 yards and 12 TDs in 2021, breaking Syracuse’s single-season race record. He added 20 receptions for 255 yards and 2 TDs. In the two games so far in 2022, he has 212 rushing yards, 101 receiving yards and a total of 3 TDs. with him one track background And very good initial acceleration, as you’ll see below.
As for the fast back, I like that he also has the “one cut and go” style of runner who can run through hand handling and is usually blocked at least for him, and occasionally More.
The Eagles may be on the market for all different styles of running next season, so we’ll probably profile a variety of them.
Joy Porter Jr., CB, Penn State (6’2, 198): (22) Penn State at Auburn, 3:30 p.m.
Porter’s height is incredible, as he reportedly has 35-inch arms to go with his 6’2 frame. 35-inch weapons are good for offensive tackle. They’re crazy for a corner. Apart from his god-given size, Porter is also a good athlete.
He is also the son of Steelers great Joey Porter Sr., and he plays with the same passion and edge as his father.
Porter only has 1 career interception (15 pass breakup), so ideally you would like to see more production, but he would be considered first round as they don’t make many corners with his size. If he can show some ball-hawking ability in 2022 he will be a first-round lock.
Tyler Van Dyke, QB, Miami (6’4, 224): (13) Miami (24) Texas A&M, 9:00 pm
Let’s go ahead and post our Jalen Harts disclaimer whenever we profile the quarterback:
Jalen Harts has every opportunity to succeed as Eagles quarterback in 2022, and I’m confident he will. It looks like Hurts will return as the team’s starter in 2023. But let’s be real. The Eagles are going to pay close attention to the 2023 quarterback class, and if they think they can upgrade to the most important position in the game, and they have the ammo and opportunity to do so, they will.
I’ll also add that the Eagles may be in the market for a backup quarterback, as Gardner Minshoo will explore potential opening opportunities in free agency next offseason. Boom, ok, covered.
Van Dyke has ideal size and a large arm with acceptable maneuverability. Following a 2-4 start to Miami in 2021, Van Dyke ended them 5-1. He averaged 366 passing yards and threw at least 300 yards in each of those games. In the season, he threw for 25 TD vs 6 INT. A glance:
Van Dyke is just a redshirt sophomore, having only 11 career starts. If he comes out after this season, he will have significantly less experience than other quarterbacks in the draft.
Antonio Johnson, S, Texas A&M (6’3, 195): (13) Miami (24) Texas A&M, 9:00 PM
Johnson is a versatile defensive back who plays slot corners, safety and some linebacker. He’s lined up throughout defense like a chess piece at Texas A&M’s defense. He is a physical tackler who can match big slot receivers as well as tight ends on clear passing downs. They also have some value as blitzers from slots.
Johnson is being selected for the 2022 first round of Daxton Hill, which makes some sense. From the Eagles’ perspective, he does pretty much the same thing as Chauncey Gardner-Johnson.
Lou Hadley, P, Miami (6’4, 220): (13) Miami (24) Texas A&M, 9:00 pm
Headley was a semifinalist of the 2021 Ray Guy Award in a year in which four punters were drafted. He is a large, 6’4, 220-pound Australian who has averaged 45 yards per punt in his career. You want to see punter highlights? of course you do!
Headley (born 6/27/93, according to this site) would be 30 before punts in the NFL if he gets that opportunity, so teams may not be interested in using a draft pick on him. But… his son lives in philadelphiaThat would make the Eagles an attractive landing spot if it should go without a draft, and the Eagles decided to give the Aryan Sipos competition a run in 2023.
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- Ochun Mathis, Edge, Nebraska
- Sydney Brown, S, Illinois
- Robert Scott, OT, FSU
- Isaiah Land, Sam, Florida A&M
- Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina;
- Jalen Catalan, S, Arkansas
- Kelly Ringo, CB, Florida
- CJ Stroud, QB, Ohio State
- Isaiah Fosky, Edge, Notre Dame
- Zach Harrison, DE, Ohio State
- Bryce Young, QB, Alabama
- Demervian Overshon, LB, Texas
- Will McDonald IV, Sam, Iowa State
- Chris Rodriguez, RB, Kentucky
- Q Blue Kelly, CB, Stanford;
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