Predicting the First-Round Picks by Eagles' Division Rivals

Here's a look at who the Philadelphia Eagles NFC East division rivals will likely select with their first-round picks at the 2024 NFL Draft.
Who will the Eagles' rivals draft at the end of the month?
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It's an exciting time to be a Philadelphia Eagles fan as the 2024 NFL Draft is less than two weeks away. The Eagles will head to Las Vegas later this month holding eight draft picks in their possession with the No. 22 selection being the best of the bunch, leaving the fanbase to wonder who'll become the newest Eagle on Day 1.

But the NFL Draft isn't only about what the Eagles will (or won't) do. The NFC East can be one of the most competitive and hectic divisions, so you can bet that general manager Howie Roseman & Co. will be keeping an eye on what their rivals do — especially in the first round.

With that in mind, here's a look at who the Eagles' NFC East rivals might add in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft.

Washington Commanders (Pick No. 2): QB Jayden Daniels, LSU

The Washington Commanders hold the highest pick among NFC East teams this year. The Dan Quinn-led Commanders are set to draft second overall after a putrid 2023 performance that saw them finish at the bottom of the division with a 4-13 record.

With Washington desperately needing a game-changer in the lineup, it'd be shocking if the team didn't select a quarterback at No. 2. USC's Caleb Williams will likely be going to the Chicago Bears as the top selection, meaning I see the Commanders landing LSU's Jayden Daniels.

The 2023 Heisman Trophy-winning QB was electric to watch in his final collegiate campaign. Daniels set new personal bests when it came to completion percentage (72.2%), passing yards (3,812), and touchdowns (40) while only throwing four interceptions. That's without mentioning how he also turned 135 carries into 1,134 yards and another 10 scores.

Even though UNC's Drake Maye and Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy are other potential options, I can't see the Commanders passing on Daniels' potential. Dual-threat signal-callers are the key to success (*cough*Jalen Hurts*cough*) so it wouldn't be shocking if Washington joined the trend.