Philadelphia Eagles: 2020 Draft Grades

Round 1, Pick 21: Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

Grade: A

Many Eagles fans hated the Reagor pick due to them missing out on Lamb, but Reagor has just as much upside. While he has struggled with drops in the past, he gives the Eagles much-needed speed at the position. Reagor is athletic, elusive, and has the speed to take the top off a defense. He can make tough catches in traffic and can be used on reverses as well. Overall, a very dynamic player who will contribute to the Eagles from Day 1 as the next great Eagles receiver.

Round 2, Pick 53: Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma

Grade: C-

One of the most shocking moves of the draft. Instead of getting an instant contributor, the Eagles choose to draft Hurts. While I do believe, if given the opportunity, Hurts will perform due to his tremendous work ethic, this is just a head-scratching move from Philly. They will reportedly try and incorporate Hurts into their offensive playbook, much like Taysom Hill is used in New Orleans. The Eagles had bigger needs elsewhere, but with how injury-prone Carson Wentz has been, this pick may work out in the long run if Hurts can develop.

Round 3, Pick 103: Davion Taylor, LB, Colorado

Grade: C

The linebacker position was one of the biggest needs for this Eagles team, but I do not think Taylor will have a Day One impact on this defense compared to other draft prospects. He is fast and athletic, but he is a raw talent that is viewed as a developmental project rather than a Day One starter.

Round 4, Pick 127: K’Von Wallace, S, Clemson

Grade: B+

Love this pick for the Eagles. I loved it the moment he tweeted out that Kobe was his idol and this was a surreal moment for him. He’s ready to give this city his all, and the talent is there as well. Wallace was very productive in college and earned the reputation of a big hitter during his time at Clemson. He is a very versatile player that could slide into the nickel corner role or play safety.

Round 4 Pick 145: Jack Driscoll, OT, Auburn

Grade: B

Driscoll is a versatile and athletic offensive lineman who can play both left guard and right tackle. He will bring depth to this Eagles’ offensive line.

Round 5 Pick 168 – John Hightower, WR, Boise State

Grade: B+

Hightower is a big play candidate who averaged 17.6 yards per reception during his time at Boise State. With a large catch radius, he can do it all offensively and in the return game. However, he is a very raw prospect that the Eagles will need to develop for him to have an impact. He will likely be the WR4 or WR5 on this roster who could produce as a deep threat if injuries occur.

Round 6, Pick 196: Shaun Bradley, LB, Temple

Grade: B

It seems as if the Eagles love fast and athletic linebackers. The Eagles drafted the local kid from Temple who was very productive in his three years there. He may be able to contribute from day one as he has more experience than Taylor, but he may be better suited as a backup/rotational player.

Round 6 Pick 200: Quez Watkins, WR, Southern Mississippi

Grade: B-

The Eagles focused on speed this draft, adding another deep threat in Quez Watkins, who ran a 4.35 40-yard dash during the combine. He is another developmental player and a great camp body.

Round 6, Pick 210: Prince Tega-Wanogho, OT, Auburn

Grade: B+

Wanogho was projected to go much earlier in the draft, but injuries hurt his draft stock. Taking a stab at a player of his quality in the seventh round is win-win for the Eagles. He can develop into a swing tackle behind either tackle, giving the Eagles more depth and versatility at the offensive line position

Round 7, Pick 233: Casey Toohill, OLB, Stanford

Grade: C-

Another player who will be just a camp body/special teams contributor. I highly doubt he sees the field for the Eagles due to his lack of strength, which is needed to be an elite linebacker.

EAGLES DRAFT GRADE: B-

I love what the Eagles did by grabbing a plethora of wide receivers to create depth at the position, especially after what happened last season. If they do incorporate Hurts into that offense, it would make their offense scarier and open up the field for Wentz and company. Hurts is also a great insurance policy if Wentz gets injured again. I loved how they grabbed offensive line depth that could contribute from Day One if needed. I would’ve liked to see them address the linebacker situation better, but other than that, it was a solid draft from the Eagles.

 

 

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