After a solid free-agency period, the Philadelphia Eagles will look to add more talent to their roster beginning on Thursday night, with the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft.

The Eagles have eight picks in this year’s draft, including three within the top 100 (Nos. 22, 50 and 53). Over the last two years, Philadelphia has used their first-round picks, specifically on defense (Jordan Davis, Jalen Carter, and Nolan Smith). That trend could continue this year as the rumors have been swirling about the Eagles potentially trading up to take a cornerback.

Nonetheless, whatever the Eagles do at the NFL Draft, we have you covered with our draft tracker. The tracker will give fans the latest news and analysis on who Philadelphia is taking in Round 1 and their final pick in Round 6. Will the Eagles trade up and get the player that they covet? Or will Eagles GM Howie Roseman stand pat and make a selection at No. 22?

Round 1, Pick 22: Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

After seeing a run on quarterbacks, and offensive and defensive linemen early in the 2024 NFL draft, the Philadelphia Eagles had their pick of whichever cornerback they wanted at No. 22 overall. The Eagles took former Toledo standout Quinyon Mitchell, who is viewed as the top cornerback in this year’s class.

Earlier this week, Sportskeeda’s Tony Pauline reported that the Eagles desired Mitchell. The last time Philadelphia took a cornerback in the first round of the NFL draft was in 2022 with Lito Sheppard (No. 26 overall). The 6-foot cornerback enters a situation in Philly where he could take over for veteran James Bradberry, who struggled last season.

As for Mitchell, he’s one of the fastest cornerbacks in this year’s draft class (4.33 40-yard dash) and has the skills to be a premier cornerback in the NFL. Last year with Toledo, he posted 41 combined tackles, 18 pass deflections, and an interception. Mitchell also had 32 pass breakups in the past two years.

Round 2, Pick 40 (via WSH): Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

The Eagles made a massive move up the draft to start Day 2, trading the Nos. 50, 53, and 161 overall picks to the Washington Commanders for the Nos. 40 and 78 overall picks. With the 40th overall pick, Philadelphia added to their secondary, taking Iowa cornerback Cooper DeJean.

In the weeks leading up to the draft, DeJean was viewed as a first-round talent after an impressive pre-draft workout earlier this month. However, with the run on cornerbacks not starting until the late first round, the former Iowa defensive back fell to the second round.

DeJean has the versatility to play corner or safety with elite ball skills. He can also be used on special teams (a career 13.1 punt return yards per return). This past season with the Hawkeyes, DeJean recorded 41 total tackles, five pass deflections, two tackles for loss, and two interceptions. Emory Hunt of Football Gameplan has DeJean ranked as the sixth-best field cornerback in this year’s class.

Round 3, Pick 94 (via SF): Jalyx Hunt, EDGE, Houston Christian

The Eagles wrapped up Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft, taking Houston Christian standout Jalyx Hunt in the third round. After trading star pass rusher Haason Reddick to the New York Jets last month, the Eagles needed more depth at defensive end.

Hunt has a ton of upside as an EDGE rusher after beginning his collegiate career as a safety at Cornell. Over his last two years with the Huskies, Hunt became one of the best defensive players in the FCS. The 6-foot-3 EDGE totaled 20.5 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, and five forced fumbles.

This past season, Hunt was named Southland Defensive Player of the Year, first-team All-Southland Conference, STATS second-team FCS All-American, and participated in the Reese’s Senior Bowl and NFL scouting combine. Hunt’s upside and athleticism make him an intriguing prospect for new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.

Round 4, Pick 127 (via HOU): Will Shipley, RB, Clemson

Philadelphia kicked off the final day of the 2024 NFL Draft by addressing their offense. With the No. 127 overall pick, the Eagles took former Clemson running back Will Shipley. Shipley had a solid collegiate career at Clemson, where he shined as a runner and receiver out of the backfield.

Last season with the Tigers, the 5-foot-11 running back produced 827 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the ground. He also had 31 receptions for 244 yards and two scores. Shipley will likely compete for the RB3 job behind Saquon Barkley and Kenneth Gainwell. The former Clemson running back isn’t explosive but has good footwork and could be used on special teams.

Round 5, Pick 152: Ainias Smith, WR, Texas A&M

The Eagles continue to add playmakers to their offense on Day 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft. After taking Will Shipley in the fourth round, Philly selected Texas A&M standout Ainias Smith with their first pick in the fifth round.

The 5-foot-9 wide receiver is a versatile offensive weapon that is shifty in the open field. Smith has the skills to make the first man miss. With the NFL introducing a new kickoff rule, Smith could be a weapon from Day 1 on kick returns. Last season with Texas A&M, Smith posted 53 receptions for 795 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 285 punt return yards and a punt return touchdown.

Round 5, Pick 155 (via IND): Jeremiah Trotter Jr., LB, Clemson

To the delight of Eagles fans, the team finally drafted a linebacker, and it’s no other than Jeremiah Trotter Jr. The Clemson linebacker is the son of Eagles legend Jeremiah Trotter Sr. Trotter Jr. wrapped up a terrific collegiate career with the Tigers, where he had an outstanding last two years.

The 6-foot, 228-pound linebacker had 88 combined tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, five pass deflections, two forced fumbles, two interceptions, and a defensive score this past season. Trotter Jr. is a great tackler and blitzer in the open field and can hold his own pass coverage. Philly needed a linebacker and they might’ve found a diamond in the rough in Trotter.

Round 5, Pick 172: Trevor Keegan, OG, Michigan

With their fourth pick on Day 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft, the Eagles grabbed Michigan offensive lineman Trevor Keegan. Keegan is a good run blocker and gets to the second and third levels. The second-team All-Big Ten Conference offensive lineman didn’t have a penalty last season for the Wolverines and should provide some additional depth on game day.

Round 6, Pick 185 (via NYJ): Johnny Wilson, WR, Florida State

Philadelphia added another wide receiver on Day 3, taking Florida State standout Johnny Wilson with the No. 185 overall pick. The 6-foot-6 wide receiver won’t blow you away with his speed, but he’s a matchup nightmare for opposing defensive backs. The FSU star wideout has to tighten up with his drops but does a good job of finding the soft spot in the zone.

Wilson recorded 41 receptions for 617 yards and two touchdowns this past season with the Seminoles. Emory Hunt of Football Gameplan ranked Wilson as the fifth-best inside wide receiver in this year’s class.

Round 6, Pick 190 (via NYJ): Dylan McMahon, C, NC State

With their final pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Eagles went back to the trenches and took NC State center Dylan McMahon. The 6-foot-3, 295-pound offensive lineman has the versatility to play guard and center and is uber-athletic. McMahon is solid in run and pass-blocking and is quick off the ball.

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