Philadelphia Eagles 7-round mock draft: Pick 12 is Jaycee Horn territory

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Philadelphia Eagles Alim McNeill
Oct 10, 2020; Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack defensive tackle Alim McNeill (29) celebrates with Wolfpack linebacker Isaiah Moore (1) and Wolfpack linebacker Payton Wilson (11) after returning an interception for a touchdown against the Virginia Cavaliers in the fourth quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

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NC State. Alim McNeill. 123. player. Pick Analysis. 54. Scouting Report. IDL

Similar to that of the Josh Myers pick in the third round, I expect the Eagles to be very interested in adding defensive line depth during this year’s draft. They’ve already met with a few defensive tackle prospects this offseason – which makes perfect sense given their weak depth at the position behind the likes of Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave.

A 6-2, 315lbs nose tackle from NC State, Alim McNiell would predominately serve as an early “run down” DT for the Eagles. This type of player could free up Hargrave to get after the quarterback a little bit more, while simultaneously taking pressure off Cox from a snaps perspective.

If everything goes well, McNeil could ultimately develop into a starting DT for the Eagles.

Pick Analysis. 150. 54. Scouting Report. EDGE. Notre Dame. Adetokunbo Ogundeji. player

There’s a bigger chance of Roseman taking a new EDGE with one of his top two picks than people may initially realize, but in this mock draft I have the Eagles waiting all the way until the fifth round before addressing the position. The somewhat unexpected retainment of Derek Barnett this offseason gives the team a little more flexibility at the position than initially projected.

Adetokunbo Ogundeji is a fairly raw prospect, but his pass-rushing skills have definitive promise to them. He recorded 6.0 sacks during his final season at Notre Dame, and could easily stack on some additional weight (currently 256) to be better suited for a 4-3 defensive scheme.

Following the loss of Vinny Curry to the Jets earlier this week, Ogundeji could slide in as Philadelphia’s DE4 for the 2021 campaign.