3 Players the Eagles Should Draft if Haason Reddick is Traded

The Philadelphia Eagles might have to consider using their first-round pick on a pass rusher if they move Haason Reddick.

Nov 11, 2023; Pasadena, California, USA;  Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Melquan Stovall (7)
Nov 11, 2023; Pasadena, California, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Melquan Stovall (7) / Alex Gallardo-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Laiatu Latu, UCLA

Latu is another exciting pass-rushing prospect in this year’s draft class who could be available when the Eagles pick at No. 22.

The 6-foot-5 EDGE had an impressive final two years at UCLA, culminating in a Reese’s Senior Bowl invite this season. Latu wreaked havoc in the Pac-12 this season and was always in the opposing team's backfield. 

Latu produced career-highs across the board with 49 total tackles, 21 tackles for loss (most in the country), 13 sacks, and two interceptions. That’s insane production for the Pac-12 Player of the Year.

The 6-foot-5 Latu isn’t your traditional pass rusher, as he doesn’t put his hands in the dirt. But he still wins at the point of attack by standing up on the line of scrimmage and getting the jump on the offensive lineman. 

NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein compares Latu’s game to Pittsburgh Steelers star outside linebacker T.J. Watt, which is a hell of a comparison. If the Eagles were to get a player similar to Watt, they would take that in a heartbeat. Just imagine the type of damage Latu could do off the edge in a Vic Fangio defense.