Philadelphia Eagles Draft Needs & Mock Draft for 2024

As a lead-up to the 2024 NFL draft, we’ve broken down the current depth chart of every NFL team and identified the biggest draft and team needs for the Philadelphia Eagles.

You can find additional team-by-team draft needs articles and other draft content on our 2024 NFL Draft Hub.

Who Did the Philadelphia Eagles Select in the 2024 NFL Draft?

The Philadelphia Eagles selected Quinyon Mitchell (CB, Toledo) with the No. 22 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

The Eagles also drafted:

  • Cooper DeJean (DB, Iowa)
  • Jalyx Hunt (EDGE, Houston Christian)
  • Will Shipley (RB, Clemson)
  • Ainias Smith (WR, Texas A&M)
  • Jeremiah Trotter Jr. (LB, Clemson)
  • Trevor Keegan (OG, Michigan)
  • Johnny Wilson (WR, Florida State)
  • Dylan McMahon (OG, NC State)

Philadelphia Eagles Needs: Top Positions of Need in 2024

  1. Defensive Back
  2. Linebacker
  3. Wide Receiver

What Picks Do the Philadelphia Eagles Have in 2024?

The Philadelphia Eagles have 8 picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, including:

  • Round 1 (22)
  • Round 2 (50)
  • Round 2 (53)
  • Round 4 (120)
  • Round 5 (161)
  • Round 5 (171)
  • Round 5 (172)
  • Round 6 (210)

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Philadelphia Eagles Draft Capital Stats

Our Sharp Draft Value Rank is a valuation of draft capital based on a combination of average performance delivered and average dollars earned on second contracts.

This is based on two public models: performance delivered based on draft slot (the AV model created by Chase Stuart) and contractual earnings in non-rookie deals based upon draft slot (the OTC model created by Brad Spielberger and Jason Fitzgerald).

  • Eagles Sharp Draft Value Rank: 12 of 32 teams
  • Eagles AV Model Draft Value Rank: 11 of 32 teams
  • Eagles OTC Model Draft Value Rank: 12 of 32 teams

Philadelphia Eagles Draft Value vs. Other Teams:

The Eagles’ draft value is even with the league average of all 32 teams. 11 other teams have more draft value entering the 2024 NFL Draft.

Philadelphia Eagles Draft Prediction:

Brendan Donahue has the Eagles trading up to select Troy Fautanu (OL, Washington) with the 16th overall pick in his most recent 2024 NFL Mock Draft.

Mock draft expert Ryan McCrystal believes the Eagles could target an offensive lineman like Taliese Fuaga (OT, Oregon State) with their top pick at No. 22 overall in the first round.

Philadelphia Eagles Strength of Schedule, 2024

The Philadelphia Eagles have the 9th-easiest NFL strength of schedule for the 2024 NFL season.

Philadelphia Eagles Offense: Depth Chart, Analysis & Draft Needs

Rich Hribar breaks down the offensive depth chart by position for the Philadelphia Eagles, identifying areas where the team could improve in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft.

Quarterback Depth Chart, Eagles:

  1. Jalen Hurts
  2. Kenny Pickett
  3. Will Grier
  4. Tanner McKee

Through natural regression coming off a huge 2022 season that meant facing a harder schedule paired with playing through a knee injury, Jalen Hurts took a slight step back last season.

He also lost offensive coordinator Shane Steichen on top of things.

Hurts ended the season by completing 65.4% of his passes (15th in the league) for 7.2 yards per pass attempt (14th) with a 4.3% touchdown rate (18th) and a 2.8% interception rate (27th).

He was 12th in EPA per dropback.

After rushing for 52.3 yards and 50.7 yards per game during his first two seasons as a starter, Hurts rushed for only 35.6 yards per game last season.

He suffered a knee injury in Week 6 that impacted his bottom line as a runner, but Hurts was only averaging 41.2 yards rushing per game before that injury.

Hurts will look to recapture some of that 2022 magic alongside new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.

Despite signing a five-year contract last offseason, the Eagles still have Hurts on the books for a bargain for the short term.

Hurts will carry a cap hit of $13.6 million this season and $21.8 million next season before the end of his deal spikes to $31.7 million, $41.8 million, and $47.1 million from 2026-2028.

With Hurts locked up, the Eagles made a low-leverage trade for Kenny Pickett as a backup with two years remaining on his rookie contract.

Running Back Depth Chart, Eagles:

  1. Saquon Barkley
  2. Kenneth Gainwell
  3. Ty Davis-Price
  4. Lew Nichols

After going the bargain route at running back for multiple seasons, the Eagles made a splash at the position in free agency by signing Saquon Barkley to climb back to the top of the league in rushing output as a backfield.

Eagles RBs 2022 vs. 2023:

Category2022Rank2023Rank
EPA/Att.0.061-0.0511
Success%45.2%140.8%5
Explosive%13.7%39.8%15
1D/TD%25.9%321.8%15
YBC/Att1.8931.861
YAC/Att2.85202.5230

The Eagles went from nearly leading the league in every backfield rushing area in 2022 to falling back towards the middle of the league last season.

A few things jump up out here.

The first is that this offensive line is still doing its part.

The Eagles have been third and first in yards before contact per running back rush the past two years.

Philadelphia was first in the NFL in run block win rate (77%) per ESPN in 2023. Per Pro Football Focus, the Eagles were third in collective run blocking grade.

Through Miles Sanders, D’Andre Swift, and Kenneth Gainwell, the Eagles have not had consistent backs in generating yards after contact despite how good the team has been at giving those backs room.

Even in 2022, their backfield was 20th in the league in yards created after contact per carry.

Swift was 46th in yards after contact per rush (2.44) in 2023.

Even though Barkley has not been over 3.0 yards after contact per carry since his first two seasons in the league, he was still well above Swift in 2023.

Barkley has been forced to carry offenses that have struggled top-down and have had next to zero blue-chip assets outside of him.

The Giants were 31st in ESPN’s run block win rate (67%) and ranked 30th in run blocking grade as a team per PFF.

This is undoubtedly the best team Barkley has been a part of while Barkley has the most pedigree of any running back the Eagles have had in recent years.

Behind Barkley, Kenneth Gainwell is in the final season of his rookie contract while the remainder of the depth has next to no experience in the league.

Even with the signing of Barkley, the Eagles still are likely to add another body at the position for competition and contractual depth, whether that comes via a veteran signing or a late pick in the draft.

Wide Receiver Depth Chart, Eagles:

  1. A.J. Brown
  2. DeVonta Smith
  3. DeVante Parker
  4. Parris Campbell
  5. Jacob Harris
  6. Britain Covey
  7. Shaq Davis
  8. Austin Watkins
  9. Joseph Ngata

A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith once again dominated the Philadelphia passing game.

Brown and Smith combined to account for 51.4% of the team targets, 62.0% of the receiving yards, and 58.3% of the team receiving touchdowns in 2023.

Both Brown (who turns 27 this June) and Smith (who turns 26 in November) are in the heart of their production apex age at the position.

Brown is locked up through 2026, and the Eagles just signed Smith to an extension that keeps him with the team through the 2028 season.

The Eagles have struggled to find reliable contributors at wide receiver the past two seasons outside of their lead duo.

This season, they are taking swings on veterans DeVante Parker and Parris Campbell, who each signed one-year deals.

The Eagles have an open board to add competition here, and hitting on another rookie contract could go a long way with both Brown and Smith being paid at the top of the position.

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