Philadelphia Eagles: 7-Round 2019 mock draft following Divisional Round defeat

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Round 1: Alabama RB Josh Jacobs

During their Super Bowl run, the Eagles were fortunate enough to have a trio of running backs towards the end of the season consisting of LeGarrette Blount, Jay Ajayi, and Corey Clement.

While the team decided to move on from Blount and allow him to hit free agency shortly after the Super Bowl, expectations were high for Ajayi and Clement heading into the 2018 season with Philadelphia before their seasons were both cut short due to injuries.

As for what to expect from these two in 2019, well that’s going to be one of the biggest mysteries surrounding the Eagles since Ajayi may not end up returning, and Clement didn’t really live up to the hype when he was healthy.

Does this mean Philadelphia could go with a running back in the upcoming draft? Thinking about the Eagles using a first rounder on a running back may seem like a stretch, but if Josh Jacobs happens to be available late when they’re on the clock, it deserves consideration.

Alabama has produced some great running backs in the NFL over the years, and Jacobs is already drawing hype over possibly being the first player at his position selected. If that happens to be the case, Jacobs could be a nice fit on offense for the Eagles, and benefit from sharing carries like he did with the Crimson Tide.