3 Prospects the Eagles Should Trade Up for in NFL Draft

The Philadelphia Eagles would be smart to trade up for these prospects in the NFL Draft.
Feb 29, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Iowa defensive back Cooper Dejean (DB06) talks to the media
Feb 29, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Iowa defensive back Cooper Dejean (DB06) talks to the media / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Quinyon Mitchell, CB

Sticking to the theme here, secondary help! In 2023, the Eagles finished 31st in the NFL in pass defense (252.7). To make a deep run in the postseason, you have to be able to slow down the aerial attack in a very pass-happy league.

The Eagles have powerful forces like Jalen Carter, Josh Sweat, Bryce Huff, and Jordan Davis wreaking havoc upfront but they need to improve on the backend.

Quinyon Mitchell of Toledo would be a home-run selection and would completely transform their secondary.

Mitchell (6'0, 195 pounds) has excellent size and speed at the position. He is very aware when playing in both man or zone and owns elite ball skills.

The Florida native also plays the game with the intensity needed to excel at that position. At the combine, Mitchell put the football world on notice. He recorded a 4.33 40-yard dash, 1.51 10-yard split, and 38-inch vertical jump. He also pumped out 20 reps on the bench press.

His absurd athletic ability matched up to his top-notch play on the field. In 2022, Mitchell only gave up 27 receptions for 270 yards with a passer rating of 34.8. Additionally, he logged 19 pass deflections, five interceptions, and two defensive scores.

Mitchell continued his dominance in 2023. He had a 51.1 passer rating in coverage along with 41 total tackles and 18 pass deflections.

He will likely go in the Top 15 picks of the draft and the Eagles should certainly think about trading up for him. The pairing of Mitchell and Slay could be dangerous in 2024. Mitchell would be able to learn from the six-time Pro Bowler while also giving them a long-term answer at CB.

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