First Eagles Draft Rumor Leaks From Combine

The Philadelphia Eagles are eyeing a familiar name at the NFL Draft.
Dec 3, 2022; Charlotte, NC, USA; Clemson Tigers linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr. (54) warms up before
Dec 3, 2022; Charlotte, NC, USA; Clemson Tigers linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr. (54) warms up before / USA TODAY NETWORK

The NFL Scouting Combine is in full swing. That means all 32 teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles, will get a chance to evaluate the prospects and meet with the NFL hopefuls.

Teams are granted 45 formal 18-minute meetings with prospects on top of the informal ones on the side. One of the first reported formal meetings for the Eagles will be with a familiar name.

The Eagles Are Interested in LB Jeremiah Trotter Jr.

Clemson linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr. will meet with Philadelphia at the combine. Even if you are not familiar with Trotter Jr's game, that name brings back good memories for Eagles fans.

Trotter Sr., Jeremiah's father, played eight seasons for the Eagles on three different stints, earning four Pro Bowl selections and a spot in the Eagles Hall of Fame.

The Clemson product is following in the footsteps of his father. In his last two seasons in Clemson, Trotter Jr. had 12 sacks and a total of 177 tackles in 26 games, making him a hot draft prospect as a 21-year-old linebacker.

Trotter's combination of pedigree, physical tools, and production is rare to find. He has LB1 upside, which would be very useful for Vic Fangio's defensive unit in Philadelphia.

The Eagles have three draft picks in the first two rounds; 22nd, 50th, and 53rd overall selections. Trotter Jr. could be a reasonable selection with one of their picks in the second round.

The only other prospect the Eagles have officially expressed interest in is OT Tyler Guyton from Oklahoma.

There will be plenty of water under the bridge. The Eagles will continue meeting with the prospects throughout the week and identify their top targets.

It is of utmost importance that the Eagles nail their draft picks this season. As things stand now, they only have the fourth-best odds in the NFC (+800) to make it to the Super Bowl according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Don't forget to claim your sign-up bonus of $150 on FanDuel when you make a winning wager of $5 backing the Birds.

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