With the 2018 NFL draft in the books, we analyze the prospects the Eagles were able to bring in.
Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
(Round 2, 49th overall)
Goedert is a complete tight end with the ability to block and make dynamic plays in the passing game. He's already a solid route runner and understands coverages well. I expected him to go in the first round and be the first tight end off the board. Luckily for the Eagles, Goedert dropped and will be a tremendous complement to Zach Ertz.
Avonte Maddox, CB, Pitt
(Round 4, 125th overall)
At 5-foot-9, Maddox appears destined for the slot at the next level. He's fast and quick and isn't afraid to get his nose dirty - a perfect combination for a nickel corner. Thinking Maddox will fit right into the departed Patrick Robinson's role in 2018 may be ambitious. Maddox still has work to do technique-wise.
Josh Sweat, DE, Florida State
(Round 4, 130th overall)
If not for a horrific knee injury suffered in high school, Sweat would've been a much higher pick. He's a disruptive player with desired measurables for an NFL EDGE. Joe Douglas wasn't kidding when he talked about Sweat's quickness off the ball, but he does have to learn counter pass rush moves. He won't have to contribute immediately, but outside of Derek Barnett, the Eagles don't have any young pass rushers. This has a chance to be the biggest steal of the entire 2018 draft.
Matt Pryor, OT, TCU
(Round 6, 206th overall)
Pryor possesses great size (6-foot-7, 332 pounds), but has struggled with his weight in the past. He's long and strong and is already a powerful run blocker. Consistency and his play against a speed rush are concerning. He offers versatility, spending time at tackle and guard at TCU. He has the ideal measurables for a tackle, but played better inside. For the Eagles, he'll have time to work on his physique and develop his technique behind three capable tackles.
Jordan Mailata, OT, Australia
(Round 7, 233rd overall)
He's enormous, athletic and ran over dudes while playing professional rugby in Australia. He also admittedly knows very little about football. He'll likely land on the practice squad while he learns the nuances of playing the sport and the position of tackle.
Jeremy Reaves, DB, South Alabama
Reaves is smart, instinctual, physical and versatile. He played as a slot corner and also played in the box and as a deep safety. He went undrafted because he's undersized, his testing numbers weren't great, and his low level of competition at South Alabama. Given the Eagles' safety situation, Reaves has a solid chance to make this roster.
Josh Adams, RB, Notre Dame
The Bucks County native is looking to follow in Corey Clement's footsteps, making the roster as an undrafted back. He's huge (6-foot-2, 215 pounds) and reportedly ran an impressive 4.48 40 at his pro day despite a foot injury that may require surgery. Adams' footwork was a problem at the line of scrimmage, making him appear hesitant. He's also an upright runner. But his ability to get yards after contact and run away from DBs could land him a spot on the roster.