Ranking the Philadelphia Eagles Last 10 First-Round Picks, Worst to Best

How have the past 10 first-rounders done for the Eagles?
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Heading into the 2024 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles own eight picks with three in the top 53. While they’ve been able to find talent outside of Round 1, that’s still where most of the attention will be focused heading into the event.

The Eagles’ first pick will be at No. 22 and they’re hoping to land an instant starter. However, that hasn’t always been the case with their first selection. As we rank the past 10 picks in Round 1, it’s clear Philadelphia has had some ugly misses.

Ranking Criteria: Statistical production is key for most players but future upside is just as important for recent picks. Tenure matters as well since some players might be seen as busts yet were good enough to play out their contract.

10. Jalen Reagor, WR, 2020

One of the worst strikeouts for this organization happened in 2020. A receiver-rich draft, Henry Ruggs and Jerry Jeudy were the first two off the board as the Alabama products landed with the Las Vegas Raiders and Denver Broncos respectively. The Dallas Cowboys were the next to target a wideout, landing CeeDee Lamb at No. 17.

Then at No. 21 overall, the Eagles took Jalen Reagor. Ruggs is no longer in the NFL due to a tragedy off the field that landed him in prison and Jeudy never panned out for Denver. Lamb blossomed into a star but Reagor proved to be the least capable of the bunch.

He struggled with drops and was traded away after just two seasons. The Eagles should have known he was a bad pick since he was undersized and couldn’t produce at TCU in a conference where they don’t play defense. Making his failure worse is knowing they passed on Justin Jefferson, who went to Minnesota with the very next pick.