ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. offers Eagles' Day 2 options | Pass rushers, linebackers, and receivers alike in the NFL Draft 2022

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. offers Eagles' Day 2 options | Pass rushers, linebackers, and receivers alike i ...

The second day of the tournament isn't discussed as much as the first round, but it's about the same importance. Teams can find start-caliber players and first-round skills that fall down the draft board.

After the earlier in the month, the Eagles have a second-round pick and two third-round picks. While there's plenty of options for the Eagles to trade up one of the third-round picks, something that they failed to get DeVonta Smith last year, they may keep that selection and use it for another player.

ESPN NFL Draft analyst. had a media availability Thursday, where he discussed his latest two-round mock draft. Kiper said he was fascinated by what the Eagles could do during Day 2, citing that the draft decisions they make in the first round will begin to show their draft strategy.

They are going to compete with some very nice players in this draft, and they will strengthen need areas, Kiper said. But how do they attack it? Do they go first-round receiver and wait? It is going to be fun to watch how that progresses, because there is some depth at that position.

Kiper outlines a variety of options that the team might go, including addressing the defensive line in the first round.

"I think when you look at this team and the defensive line, they always attack pass rushers," Kiper said. "I would look at Drake Jackson (USC) from Western Kentucky, Boye Mafe from Minnesota if he dropped that far, Myjai Sanders from Cincinnati, who I have going to Green Bay in the late second-round area. Some outside pass rushers are still on the board at that point. They always like those kinds of guys."

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Kiper said the Eagles may go back to a linebacker, particularly since the Eagles do not have a history of taking a linebacker in the first round. Kiper said the Eagles might also look to take Channing Tindall (Georgia). Tindall is a fast, versatile linebacker who will also serve as special teams.

According to Kiper, there would be some potential players who would fit into the Eagles' offensive plan if they did not address the position in the first round, something the Eagles have done in the last two drafts.

"If you pass on receivers, like Alec Pierce (Cincinnati), Skyy Moore (Western Michigan) and others, there are certain folks in the second-round area that might make sense there. "

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