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Glenn Erby

2024 NFL mock draft: Updated first-round projections after the Senior Bowl

Even with Nick Sirianni’s team clinching a playoff berth for the third straight year, there were question marks centered around the personnel and coaching staff following a historic collapse that saw Philadelphia lose 6 of their final seven games.

It’s never too early to look ahead at the NFL draft, and with so many holes on defense, Howie Roseman has the assets to retool the roster.

Philadelphia has never drafted an off-the-ball linebacker in the first round, and they won’t this spring either, but Howie Roseman will reload in the trenches and could get a familiar name at cornerback.

Matt Miller --ESPN

Dec 2, 2023; Detroit, MI, USA; Toledo Rockets cornerback Quinyon Mitchell (27) breaks up a pass intended for Miami (OH) Redhawks wide receiver Gage Larvadain (10) in the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Miller has Philadelphia adding the draft’s top cornerback prospect.

22. Philadelphia Eagles
Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

Mitchell had the best showing of any prospect during Senior Bowl week, a performance good enough to lock him into the first round and put him in range for the cornerback-needy Eagles. Both of Philly’s starting cornerbacks are over 30 years old, and the defense crumbled in the second half. From Week 13 on, the Eagles allowed 7.8 yards per attempt (27th) and a 66.8% completion rate (26th).

Mitchell wins with excellent length and instincts in coverage, and his ability to close on the ball is fantastic; it’s why he combined for six interceptions and 32 pass breakups over the past two seasons. He also dominates at the line of scrimmage in press situations.

50. Philadelphia Eagles (via NO)
Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota

The Eagles have to invest heavily in the middle of the field on defense in this draft. After getting a starting cornerback in Round 1 (Mitchell), a starting free safety in Round 2 would fill another hole. Nubin grabbed five interceptions in 2023 after nabbing four of them in the previous season. He’s a ball hawk with 6-foot-2 size and range to attack over the top. He’s the best safety in this class and would give Philadelphia the speed and ball skills that were so badly missed this season on the back end.

53. Philadelphia Eagles
Junior Colson, LB, Michigan

If you watched the Eagles’ collapse late this season, the lack of talent and depth at linebacker was a key issue. Colson is the best run-defending linebacker in the class but also has excellent range to make plays outside the tackle box. He had 101 tackles manning the middle of the field for Michigan and has a game very similar to the Chiefs’ Nick Bolton. In Philly, he could be a rookie starter and cornerstone defensive player.

Jan 10, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver George Pickens (1) catches a pass against Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Kool-Aid McKinstry (1) in the first quarter during the 2022 CFP college football national championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Lance Zierlein has Philadelphia landing a top cornerback.

Philadelphia Eagles
Kool-Aid McKinstry
Alabama · CB · Junior
The Eagles could be faced with a decision on whether to pick a DB here or trade back and take one. Philadelphia needs help on the back end and McKinstry is solid.

CBS Sports

Penn State defensive end Chop Robinson (44) celebrates after sacking Massachusetts quarterback Taisun Phommachanh in the first half of a NCAA football game Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, in State College, Pa. The Nittany Lions won, 63-0.

CBS Sports has the Eagles adding a Penn State star pass rusher.

Round 1 – Pick 22
Chop Robinson EDGE
PENN STATE • JR • 6’3″ / 254 LBS
Derek Barnett was waived midseason and Brandon Graham is not getting any younger. Philadelphia will almost certainly use its first-round pick on either the offensive or defensive line. Chop Robinson is the choice.

33rd Team

Dec 2, 2023; Detroit, MI, USA; Toledo Rockets cornerback Quinyon Mitchell (27) breaks up a pass intended for Miami (OH) Redhawks wide receiver Gage Larvadain (10) in the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports

The 33rd Team has Philadelphia adding the former Toledo cornerback.

Height: 6-foot
Weight: 196 pounds
Class: Junior

Fit: Along with Powers-Johnson, Toledo’s Quinyon Mitchell was one of the biggest winners coming out of Senior Bowl week. Mitchell has the size, length, athleticism and ball skills to develop into a Pro Bowl-level cornerback.

The Philadelphia Eagles must improve their coverage unit at the draft. Mitchell has experience playing in zone and man schemes and is the perfect corner to learn from Darius Slay and James Bradberry.


Oct 28, 2023; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Oklahoma Sooners offensive lineman Tyler Guyton (60) at the line of scrimmage against the Kansas Jayhawks during the game at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

PFF has the Eagles adding Lane Johnson’s eventual replacement.

No. 22: Philadelphia Eagles: T Tyler Guyton, Oklahoma

No. 50: Philadelphia Eagles (from New Orleans Saints): CB Mike Sainristil, Michigan

No. 54: Philadelphia Eagles: WR Ja’Lynn Polk, Washington

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