Philadelphia Eagles: Senior Bowl only 7-Round 2019 mock draft

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If 2018 showed us one thing, it’s that the Philadelphia Eagles defense just runs better when there’s a dynamic playmaker next to Fletcher Cox at defensive tackle.

Alabama‘s Isaiah Buggs fits that bill to a T.

A first-round pick in any regular draft, Buggs has the unfortunate honor of being a member of one of the most prolific defensive tackle drafts in recent memory.

His loss could be the Eagles’ gain.

A member of two Crimson Tide National Championship teams, Buggs has already lined up next to two defensive linemen currently in the NFL, and a few more who will all but surely join him in the NFL within the next few years.

Though he’s a bit of a one-year wonder, as he didn’t see the field until his junior season in 2017, Buggs burst onto the national spotlight in a major way as a senior; logging 9.5 sacks, 13.5 tackles for loss, and a pair of forced fumbles in 15 games in Tuscaloosa.

Buggs clearly took that production down the road to Mobile.

After a very buzzy week of Senior Bowl practices, Buggs was named the Reese’s’ Practice Player of the Week for his efforts and production and showed out well in the actual game when his number was called.

After being an afterthought for much of his college career, Isaiah Buggs has firmly entrenched himself into the conversation as a potential top-50 player depending on his combine performance, and if he’s sitting there when the Eagles are on the clock in the second round, he would instantly become the Birds’ best defensive tackle prospect in years and give Jim Schwartz another body to keep the rush potent in relief.

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