3 Eagles Who Will Be Replaced on Day 2 of the NFL Draft

Which Eagles players should be paying close attention on Friday night?
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The Philadelphia Eagles made a splash in Round 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft when they landed Toledo cornerback Quinyon Mitchell. After agreeing to a massive extension for their No. 1 wideout, A.J. Brown, the Eagles took someone capable of shutting down the opposing team's top receiver.

It's easy to see why they targeted Mitchell with the struggles they had in the secondary in 2023. And now that they filled this need, they can turn their attention to the rest of the roster. That means these three players could be in trouble of losing their spot.

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When Jason Kelce decided to call it a career, it meant Cam Jurgens would take over in the middle of their offensive line. Jurgens was the 51st pick in 2022 out of Nebraska and started 11 games at guard last year. With him sliding over, it leaves a vacancy at right guard. As it stands now, Tyler Steen is the projected starter but he played in just 11 games with one start as a rookie.

Steen struggled in pass protection during his brief appearances and is far from a guaranteed starter. Matt Hennessy could push him out but there's just as strong of a chance they select someone in the second or third round.

Some options include Christian Haynes from Connecticut who surrendered one sack over the past two seasons. There's also Mason McCormick from South Dakota State who could be a small-school gem. Philly might consider going a completely different route and consider Sedrick Van Pran from Georgia.

Van Pran is a center but they could put him in the middle and slide Jurgens back to right guard. Not only would that give them a solid starting line but Van Pran would know the majority of his teammates already since the Eagles are loaded with former Bulldogs.