The Philadelphia Eagles were just playing in the Super Bowl about three months ago, and now they stole the first round of the NFL Draft once again.
Eagles’ general manager Howie Roseman was once destroyed by Eagles fans after he decided to draft wide receiver Jalen Reagor over wide receiver Justin Jefferson in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Reagor became a huge bust, and Jefferson has become one of the best receivers in the league, but Roseman has been an absolute stud since that.
Roseman Steals The Draft Again
Last year the Eagles stole the show during the first round of the draft after they traded one of the three first-round picks they had for wide receiver A.J Brown.
Brown was a huge reason why the Eagles went to the Super Bowl, and now the Eagles stole the show once again during the first round Thursday night.
The Eagles held the 10th and 30th picks in the first round and they decided to move up from pick 10 to nine to draft Georgia’s defensive lineman Jalen Carter. Carter for many was the best overall player on their draft board, and the Eagles got Carter with the ninth pick.
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Carter had off-the-field issues this offseason when he was charged with reckless driving and racing that led to an accident that left a Georgia player and staff member dead.
Carter turned himself in to the police in early March and pleaded no contest to the charges.
Carter might be the best player in this year’s draft, and the Eagles stole him, and then they decided to steal his teammate Nolan Smith with the 30th pick.
I'm dumbfounded at the fact that the Eagles are leaving this first round with both Jalen Carter & Nolan Smith. — Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) April 28, 2023
Smith was an edge for the Bulldogs, but he ended up tearing his pectoral muscle in early November and missed Georgia’s championship run.
Smith has tons of talent and sitting at 30 was just insane value for the Eagles.
The Eagles keep showing every team in the NFL how to run a team and if you want to compete with them, you better find a way to copy their game plan.