The Philadelphia Eagles acquired wide receiver A.J. Brown and drafted defensive tackle Jordan Davis on Thursday night. Brown was acquired from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for the Nos. 18 and 101 overall picks in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Davis was selected with the No. 13 overall pick after the Eagles moved up two spots from No. 15 in a trade with the Houston Texans. Philadelphia also traded a fourth-round and a pair of fifth-round picks to Houston.
Brown was entering the final year of his rookie contract, but the Eagles signed him to a four-year, $100 million extension ($57 million guaranteed), per Ian Rapoport. The 24-year-old receiver was selected in the second round of the 2019 draft and already has two 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
A versatile, sure-handed receiver who can make plays from the slot or win vertically from outside, Brown will pair well with DeVonta Smith in Philadelphia. The young playmakers are both under contract for at least the next three seasons.
Meanwhile, Davis stands at 6-foot-6, 341 lbs. with elite athleticism and strength. Davis ran a 4.78 40-yard dash at the NFL combine and showcased his athleticism on film at Georgia. Davis has the talent to contribute immediately at the next level and will be a force in the Eagles’ run defense.
Davis joins veteran defensive tackles Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave to form a dominant interior defensive line. The strength inside will put teams in a tough situation as they decide who to double team and who to leave one on one. Davis’ size and strength could also open things up for Cox and Hargrave as pass rushers.
The Eagles started the draft process with three first-round picks and ended with one. They also cut their total selections in this draft class from 10 to five. Philadelphia is scheduled to have the Nos. 51 and 83 overall picks on day two of the draft.
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