3 Eagles Draft Targets to Watch at the NFL Combine

After a disappointing 2023 season, the Philadelphia Eagles will look to retool some facets of the team in the 2024 NFL Draft. Here are three draft targets that the team should watch out for during the NFL combine.
Clemson linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr. (54) warms up before the ACC Championship football game
Clemson linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr. (54) warms up before the ACC Championship football game / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK
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The Philadelphia Eagles are projected to have a solid amount of cap space ($27 million) this offseason, per OverTheCap.com. However, Eagles GM Howie Roseman will be looking to make a few splashes in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Last year, the Eagles went heavy on the defensive side of the ball as they used four out of their first five picks on the defensive line and secondary. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Philadelphia do something similar, as they need to address more depth off the edge and at linebacker.

The Eagles are projected to have nine picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, including four within the first three rounds. Philadelphia head coach Nick Sirianni and the rest of the team’s front-office brass will get a closer look at future NFL stars at the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Below, we’ll discuss a few players that the Eagles’ front office and coaching staff should watch out for this week at the combine.

1. Jeremiah Trotter Jr., LB, Clemson

The son of former Eagles great linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, fans would love to see the younger Trotter wear the midnight green this season.

This year’s linebacker class isn’t receiving much attention, but multiple prospects could become impact players in the NFL. Nonetheless, Trotter Jr. is one of the linebackers who could hear his name called within the first two rounds of the NFL draft.

The former St. Joe’s Prep standout had a stellar collegiate career at Clemson, where he posted 192 total tackles, 29.5 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, and four interceptions over three years. This past season with the Tigers, the 6-foot linebacker had 88 total tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, five pass deflections, and two interceptions.

He doesn’t have the prototypical linebacker size, but Trotter has a great football IQ and knows where the football is at all times. Eagles fans shouldn’t expect Trotter Jr. to be like his dad, as that would be unfair to both parties.

However, the idea of Trotter Jr. wearing his dad’s old number at Lincoln Financial Field this season is a fever dream for most Eagles fans. But as we’ve seen over the last 5-10 years, the organization does not value the linebacker like they should.