After making a splash on day 1, let’s recap the selections the Eagles made on days 2 and 3.
It is safe to say Howie Roseman likes his Georgia Bulldogs.
65. Tyler Steen, G, Alabama
Despite being a Tackle at Alabama, the Eagles announced this pick as a Guard. After losing Isaac Seumalo in the offseason, the Eagles need for the right guard position. While many predict last year’s second-round pick Cam Jurgens will be the starting Guard, Steen, and Jurgens will compete for that spot in training camp. With Kelce’s looming retirement and Jurgens heading to Center in the future, Steen seems poised to be the Eagles starting Guard for years to come.
Steen was seen as one of the most athletic linemen in this year’s draft, who has the ability to play both Guard and Tackle in the NFL. His versatility is huge for the Eagles because as great as Lane Johnson is, he has missed time in the past few seasons. Having a player who can slide into that position if needed, who also projects as an above-average starter inside, is a huge win for the Eagles. The Eagles had success moving Landon Dickerson, another former Alabama player, to Guard and he was selected to the Pro Bowl this season. Hopefully, Jeff Stoutland can do it again.
66. Sydney Brown, S, Illinois
After losing Marcus Epps and C.J. Gardner-Johnson in the offseason, the Eagles had a massive hole at the Safety position. While they signed some veterans like Terrell Edmunds, they needed younger talent at the position. With uncertainty at who the starters will be at Safety, Brown has a chance to start from day 1.
While Brown is a great athlete, he was also highly productive at Illinois. Brown had 10 career interceptions in his college career, including 6 in 2022. He has the ability the play up in the box and is also an extremely hard hitter. The Eagles had him as a “red star player” meaning he has all the traits it takes to be a Eagle. Howie Roseman stated that Devonta Smith is an example of another red-star player the Eagles drafted. Whether or not he starts in year 1, it seems the Eagles were able to get one of their starting Safeties’ of the future.
105. Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia
The Eagles traded a 3rd round pick in 2024 to be able to get into the 4th round to select Kelee Ringo. With the Eagles 3rd round pick likely being late in the round, it could only end up being the difference of a few spots. Ringo, who was Daniel Jeremiah’s 47th-ranked player, will join Georgia teammates Jalen Carter and Nolan Smith as the 5th member of the 2022 National Championship team to be drafted by the Eagles in the last two drafts. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, a reason he may of fell is because there are some injury concerns, but luckily for the Eagles they do not need him to play this year. Some scouts project Ringo as a Safety in the NFL, so it will be interesting to see where the Eagles use him.
With Darius Slay, James Bradberry, and Avonte Maddox being the Eagles’ starting corners, Ringo will get the luxury of sitting and learning his rookie year. Ringo was widely regarded as a second-round talent, with top Cornerback potential. Ringo, who ran a 4.36 second 40-yard dash, has the physical tools to be a starting Corner in the NFL. While this is a pick for the future, it is great value in the 4th round.
188. Tanner Mckee, QB, Stanford
With Marcus Mariota on a one-year deal, the Eagles possibly draft the backup QB of the future with Tanner Mckee. In his 23 starts at Stanford Mckee threw for 28 Td’s, 15 ints, and 5,336 yards. While he is 6′ 6″ Mckee he is not much of a threat in the running game, but he has a big arm. He played behind a poor offensive line at Stanford, and the Eagles will seemingly be looking to develop him into the backup of the future.
249. Moro Ojomo, DT, Texas
The Nigerian-born Ojomo was a three-year starter at Texas who had 5 sacks in his career. NFL.com states that Ojomo has great lower body strength while also using his hands very well. Many different people had many different grades on him, but the consensus was a mid-round pick. The Eagles were able to pick him up in the 7th round, so it seems like good value. The Eagles have amazing depth at the Defensive Tackle Position, but it’s never a bad thing to add more.