As the season has reached its end, NFL fans across the world have readjusted their sights to the offseason.
A new beginning of sorts for teams to rebuild their rosters, right their wrongs, and hopefully, improve their team enough for a chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy next February.
Follow along, as we cover every possibility awaiting the Philadelphia Eagles NFL draft when they’re on the clock this April.
Oh, and did you know that you could bet on the NFL draft? As it draws closer, more and more odds will be put out and offers made for you to wager what the outcomes will be at reputable sportsbooks like BetMGM and Caesars.
Let’s find out more.
Philadelphia Eagles Draft Summary
For the Philadelphia Eagles, this offseason is extremely important. Following an extremely successful 2022 season — one which saw QB Jalen Hurts emerge as one of the most dynamic players in the league — this team seems poised to assert itself as a burgeoning dynasty.
One of the biggest issues standing in their way, however, is the many pending free agents currently awaiting an organization that is rather strapped for cash.
The franchise won’t be able to keep all of their key players from this year’s successful team, so finding capable replacements in the draft could mean the difference between building on their current success or crashing back down to the NFC East cellar.
Luckily, the team has one of the most interesting portfolios of draft picks in the league, and if GM Howie Roseman picks wisely, the Eagles could very well position themselves as the class of the league for years to come.
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2023 NFL Draft Overview
- Day 1 (1st Round): Thursday, April 27th, 2023 at 8 p.m. EST
- Day 2 (2nd & 3rd Round): Friday, April 28th, 2023 at 7 p.m. EST
- Day 3 (4th – 7th Round): Saturday, April 29th, 2023 at 12 p.m. EST
Where: Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri
Eagles Outlook: The Eagles currently hold the following picks in the upcoming draft:
- First Round: 10th, TBD
- Second Round: 61st
- Third Round: 93rd
- Fourth Round: None
- Fifth Round: None
- Sixth Round: None
- Seventh Round: 221st, 251st
Odds: Check here
Philadelphia Eagles Outlook for 2023 and Beyond
Heading into the offseason, the Eagles look to continue building on the success they had in 2022.
While they have plenty of foundational pieces, there are several players set to hit free agency that could change the approach entirely for how the Eagles head into this draft.
On the offense, the Eagles have three starters in RB Miles Sanders, OG Isaac Seumalo, and C Jason Kelce all hitting the open market. Other depth pieces such as QB Gardner Minshew, RB Boston Scott, WR Zach Pascal, and OT Andre Dillard could also test their value.
On the defensive side of things, the Eagles are getting hit even harder. Eight starters have their contract expiring in DT Fletcher Cox, DT Javon Hargrave, DE Brandon Graham, LB Kyzir White, LB TJ Edwards, CB James Bradberry, S C.J. Gardner-Johnson, and S Marcus Epps.
That number also includes some key backups such as DT Ndamukong Suh, DT Linval Joseph, and DE Robert Quinn.
The likely playout from this chaos is that the Eagles move around money in order to bring back Sanders, Cox, Graham, White, Edwards, Gardner-Johnson, and Epps while letting key pieces such as Seumalo, Hargrave, and Bradberry go.
Jason Kelce has had retirement rumors swirling since last off-season, but if he returns I expect the two sides to figure out an agreement as well.
As far as team needs, the Eagles will head into the offseason with these 7 items as their top priority:
- Backup OT
- Backup QB
- Backup TE
Eagles with the 10th Pick: Breakdown
Thanks to the New Orleans Saints, the Eagles have struck gold, as trading one of their first-round picks last year for Saints’ 1st this year has the team picking high in the first round.
After an underwhelming year in the Bayou, the Eagles now have a great opportunity to select a top talent in this class, so let’s take a look at some options.
Joey Porter Jr, CB, Penn State
For those of you who root for Penn State, you’re likely already very familiar with Porter Jr. At 6-foot-2, 194 pounds, Porter already has good size, but it’s his slenderman-esque 35-inch arms that make him stand out when you first look at him.
Porter is much more than just a lanky frame though, Porter has very impressive foot-speed and physicality to offset his assignment at the line of scrimmage and has a knack for getting his hands on the football as seen by his 11 pass deflections recorded this season.
With James Bradberry unlikely to return, the cornerback spot opposite of Darius Slay needs to be filled, and Porter Jr would be a great choice to step in there with the 10th selection.
Myles Murphy, DE, Clemson
It’s well known that Eagles’ GM Howie Roseman loves to draft big fellas to play on the line of scrimmage. With Brandon Graham getting older, and additional help just a general need for this roster as is, Clemson’s Myles Murphy could be an intriguing option on the board at the tenth pick.
Murphy is a 6-foot-5, 275-pound defensive end with plenty of power off the snap in order to break into the backfield and wreak havoc on quarterbacks across the NFL. With a strong base, and high-end athleticism, Murphy has been commonly mocked off the board before the Eagles are even on the clock.
However, draft day has seen its fair share of great players slipping down the board and if the former Clemson Tiger is available, the Eagles should be very interested.
Tyree Wilson, DE, Texas Tech
Wilson has already been working up draft boards already this far into the offseason, and there’s a chance that like Murphy, he could be off the board before pick number 10.
However, he’s still worth strong consideration as he brings great versatility on the defensive line. Standing 6-foot-6 and 270 pounds, Wilson is a freak of nature for his sheer size and athleticism combo.
While the Eagles already boast a very talented edge rusher in linebacker Haason Reddick, Wilson makes perfect sense as he can kick inside when they drop Reddick, rather than having to move off the field.
Wilson has the bend, power, and tools to be a dominant presence off the edge, and already showcased it by putting up 7 sacks and 14 tackles for loss this past season at Texas Tech.
The Eagles could opt for other edge-rushing options in this class, but Wilson has a ceiling that NFL teams have fallen in love with over the course of the offseason, and we expect the Eagles’ interest to reflect that.
Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina
The cornerback class this year is very talented, but with talent comes a mixed bag of results that are possible. We could’ve listed about five other cornerbacks here at this pick and all of them would be completely valid choices at #10. However, Cam Smith is our highest-graded of the batch to this point.
Smith has a quality frame at 6-foot, 190 pounds, and plays with an aggressive demeanor that makes him capable of matching up with top receivers across college football. While this pick is one to help supplement the loss of James Bradberry, Darius Slay is also 32 and could start to regress any season now.
The need at cornerback is dire, and adding someone who week-in week-out was matching up with top receiving options across the SEC could make Smith a great heir to the CB throne in Philadelphia.
Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
Whether Miles Sanders is retained in free agency or not, running back could be in play for the Eagles. Insert Texas’ Bijan Robinson.
Robinson is a well-rounded back who measures in at 6-foot, 220 pounds, and runs in the 4.4 range. His receiving ability is extremely impressive, but it’s his vision and big play ability that really drives him home as a prospect.
RB is viewed as a bit of a luxury selection in today’s day and age, and if Sanders is back, that pushes the need even further down the chart. While Robinson could be an excellent fit in the Eagles’ offense, it is unlikely that he ends up the selection.
Roseman loves this game, and in a year where the Eagles are severely lacking on Day 3 picks, we could see some trading on the Eagles’ side. Below are some hypothetical trades that the Eagles could consider at pick 10.
With the Titans, Texans, Patriots, and Packers occupying four of the next five picks after number 10, the Ravens could look to move up in hopes of selecting their WR1:
- PHI Trades: Pick 10
- BAL Trades: Picks 23, 148, 198 and 2024 1st
With the Titans, Jets, and Patriots all very strongly linked to picking offensive tackle, the Steelers could call in hopes of getting in position to select their favorite tackle on the board.
- PHI Trades: Pick 10
- PIT Trades: Picks 17, 80, and 119
29th Pick Breakdown
Already familiar with the feeling, the Eagles are back on the clock with their original pick, and this time they have even more flexibility on which way they could go with the selection.
With plenty of needs still existing on the roster, getting a valuable contributor here at 29 could be huge for the future of this team.
Nolan Smith, DE, Georgia
After picking his teammate Jordan Davis last draft, the Eagles’ scouting department is probably already very familiar with Smith. The 6-foot-3, 237-pound edge rusher packs a fiery punch with great speed to fly around tackles and make plays on the football.
Smith only was able to play in eight games this year due to a pectoral muscle injury that required surgery. But he was able to notch 3 sacks and 7 tackles for loss and could be a sneaky value due to not getting to improve his stock further by finishing the season.
Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois
Remember when we said this cornerback class has a bunch of talented guys that could go anywhere? Witherspoon is a guy that falls under that umbrella. There have been mocks with him in the top ten, and some with him falling late-first round like pick 29.
Witherspoon isn’t the flashiest athlete, so he may be the guy that shakes out here in the late first round.
However, he’s a very instinctual corner with a knack for laying down a big hit on the football. As a zone-heavy defense, Witherspoon could fit right in and be a perfect option across from Slay in the secondary.
Tuli Tuipulotu, DT, USC
If cornerback is the pick at 10, expect the trenches to be addressed at pick 29. Tuli Tuipolotu could be a great option for the pick, as the defensive tackle class runs thin rather quickly, and the guy is a stud too.
Tuipulotu dominated this season for USC, recording 13.5 sacks and 22.5 tackles for loss. Most defensive tackles don’t put up those numbers over the duration of their entire college career.
He has the athleticism to play all over the defensive line as he worked both inside and out for the Trojans.
With Cox and Hargrave hitting free agency, and Cox turning 33 next season, it may be a good idea to add depth behind him. A pairing of Tuipulotu and Jordan Davis at defensive tackle should have the Eagles in safe hands for years to come.
Antonio Johnson, S, Texas A&M
If the Eagles are able to retain both Gardner-Johnson and Epps, then this may not be a position of consideration early. However, if either departs, then the safety position moves into a need for the Eagles.
Antonio Johnson spent most of his time at Texas A&M working in the slot due to need, but it was clear with his incredible footwork and fluidity coupled with his 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame that he can do so much more.
If Gardner-Johnson departs, Antonio Johnson should be a strong consideration for pick 29 and would be an excellent one at that.
Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama
As far as playmakers go, Gibbs may as well have his picture by the word in the dictionary. Despite Alabama’s history, they lacked a true number-one receiving threat this season, and so Gibbs took on the load as the Tide’s star in the backfield who also turned in a team-leading 44 receptions.
Gibbs has big-time speed and versatility that profiles perfectly for the modern game, and while the Eagles could look to address more pressing needs, it’s hard not to dream about what Gibbs could provide for this already talented offense.
As addressed before, trading down in Howie Roseman’s specialty, and with a second pick late in the first round it’s very likely the playout.
While fans would love to see their team pick a second player before the night is over, adding additional assets appeals to Howie, and should he get proper value, it’s something most fans should endorse as well.
If a team like the Atlanta Falcons wants to trade back into the first round for a chance to add a WR or RB, they could get a deal worked out with the Eagles:
- PHI Trades: Picks 29 and 220
- ATL Trades: Picks 44, 109, and 159
With the first-round talent at cornerback, a team like Arizona could look to move up with hopes of bolstering their secondary:
- PHI Trades: Picks 29
- ARZ Trades: Picks 34, 104, and 213
Philadelphia Eagles Full 7-Round Mock Draft
1(10): Joey Porter Jr, CB, Penn State
The Eagles find their Bradberry replacement and grab a terrific young piece for a secondary that desperately needs an infusion of youth.
1(29): *TRADE* 1(29) to Arizona for Picks 2(34), 4(104), and 6(213)
2(34) via Arizona: Tuli Tuipulotu, DL, USC
With Hargrave likely departing in free agency and Cox past his prime, the Eagles secure their second piece to a dynamic young duo of the future at the defensive tackle position.
2(61): Isaiah McGuire, DE, Missouri
The Eagles need to add to the defensive line, and edge rusher Isaiah McGuire is a great fit with a nice 6-foot-4, 271 pound frame who packs enough quality burst off the edge to make an impact.
3(93): Wanya Morris, OT, Oklahoma
With T Jack Driscoll likely kicking inside to fill in at guard, and Dillard hitting free agency, the Eagles grab Morris to fill in at the team’s swing tackle spot to step in and take snaps when needed.
4(104) via Arizona: Israel Abanikanda, RB, Pittsburgh
While the Eagles don’t invest early in the RB spot, they still grab a quality runner. Abanikanda turned in over 1400 yards on the ground for the Pittsburgh Panthers in 2022.
6(213) via Arizona: McClendon Curtis, OG, Chattanooga
With Seumalo hitting free agency, the Eagles will at least need to add to the bodies on their offensive line. The Mocs have another interior line prospect getting attention after Cole Strange went Round 1 last year.
7(221): Brenton Strange, TE, Penn State
The Eagles double-dip on Nittany Lions, this time adding the impressive receiving threat Brenton Strange to add to a room that was bleak during Goedert’s missed time.
7(251): Adrian Martinez, QB, Kansas State
With Minshew hitting free agency and the Eagles strapped for cash, they turn to an experienced and accurate Martinez to help sturdy their QB depth.
Philadelphia Eagles Mock Draft Recap
The Eagles have a long offseason ahead of them with plenty of question marks that could flip this roster upside down by the end of it.
However, with Howie Roseman at the helm, and the momentum of last season, expect the Eagles to make the moves necessary to figure it out and come back next season as strong as before.
Betting on the 2023 Philadelphia Eagles NFL Draft
Here are some of the best places to place a wager on what will happen on Draft Day:
BetMGM – One of the most popular online casinos in Pennsylvania, BetMGM allows you to livestream events and bet on them as they happen — perfect for a draft-watching party. They also allow new players to earn up to $1,000 in bonus bets if their first bet loses.
Caesars – Caesars is a ton of fun on draft night, as they have specific props for just about every pick. You can also get a bonus of up to $1,000 on your first deposit.
DraftKings – You can bet on almost anything at DraftKings, as they offer player-specific, team-specific, college-specific, and position-specific props and an easy site to navigate. New players can get a 20% deposit match up to $1,000.
Borgata – Think you know what the Bears will do at #1? Borgata has some of the best odds on who the first pick will be, and they’ll also give you $100 in bonus bets after you bet your first $20.
PointsBet – PointsBet is the king of NFL futures, and that extends to the draft as well. They’re also generous with redemption opportunities, allowing you the possibility of getting $2,000 in second-chance bets if your first wager fails.
Fanduel – You can place single bets at Fanduel, and the site allows you to build parlays that carry the promise of massive action — perfect for gambling on the Draft. They’ll also give you $150 in bonus bets after you wager your first $5.
Unibet – If you can look past the fact that UniBet is partnered with the Steelers, it’s a fantastic sportsbook with excellent draft coverage. New players also get up to a $500 risk-free bet if they lose their first bet, provided they wager at least $10 and meet the 1x wagering requirement.
Guide to Philadelphia Eagles NFL Draft Betting
Can you bet on the Philadelphia Eagles draft?
Yes, you can absolutely bet on the draft. You can wager on which player will be picked at which spot, and many sites also offer a variety of fun props once the event gets closer.
Is betting on the NFL draft safe?
Yes, betting on the NFL draft is safe — provided you stick to reputable sportsbooks like BetMGM and Draftkings. Each of the PA online sportsbooks above has a sterling reputation for treating customers fairly.
Who is going to be the #1 pick?
Currently, Alabama’s QB, Bryce Young, is the odds-on favorite to be the first pick at -120. If the Bears stick with the first pick, then Alabama’s Will Anderson, Jr or Georgia’s Jalen Carter are the likely choice. Other QBs like Will Levis (Kentucky), CJ Stroud (Ohio State), and Anthony Richardson (Florida) could also be in play as the first pick.
How many picks do the Eagles have?
The Eagles currently have six selections in the 2023 NFL Draft – two picks on each of the three days.
Who will the Eagles pick in the 1st round?
The Eagles could go any number of ways in the first round, but as it stands now, we like them to take Joey Porter, Jr., at #10 and trade their second pick.
Where will Joey Porter Jr go?
Hard to say specifically, but it currently feels like he should be in the first 20 picks come draft day. The success of long young corners Ahmad Gardner and Tariq Woolen will likely help his chances of being valued higher by teams.
How long does the draft last?
The first day generally lasts about three hours, while days two and three can go for more than 5 hours each.
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What Will the Eagles Do on Draft Day?
As the end of April approaches, we’ll get more clarity as to which direction the Eagles will likely go once they’re on the clock.
For now, though, we’d bet that the team walks away with a top corner like Joey Porter, Jr., as well as a slew of additional choices after trading out of the bottom of the first round.
While watching the NFL Draft is one of the highlights of the off-season, you can get into the action yourself by betting on the drama as it unfolds. Sites like BetMGM, Caesars, and DraftKings all offer great odds on the event, so you can play along at home.
Regardless of whether you put money on the event or not, the day is getting closer. It’s a big one for Eagles fans — so the question is, do you trust Howie Roseman or not?
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