Speculation has come and gone.
And now we finally have an answer to who the Eagles would select in the first round of the 2024 Draft.

The now-former Toledo Rocket was the first corner taken in the draft.

Talk about having your choice of pick at #22!

Things took an amazing turn for the Eagles when 14 picks went by, all of them offensive players.

The bad news at the time, was the first defensive player taken off the board was Laiatu Latu. Notably, at the top of my list for the birds to hopefully land (see more here). Fortunately, the best option for the Eagles was a Cornerback at 22, and with every option available. Quinyon became the surprisingly easy choice.

Tons of mock drafts were shaken up when the first 12 picks included 6 Quarterbacks. The below mocks had Quinyon projected to go at the following picks:

  • CBS (Prisco): Jaguars @ 17th
  • NFL (Jeremiah): Jaguars @ 17th
  • ESPN (Yates): Eagles @ 16th, acquiring 81 in exchange for 22 and 50
  • Bleacher Report: Falcons @ 8th

Stats from Toledo

In the past 2 seasons, Mitchell was productive for the Rockets.

With 41 Tackles each year. 6 Interceptions (5 in 2022) and 37 Passes Defended.

Mitchell was a lockdown corner in Toledo, allowing a 44.7 QBR when targeted.

Coming in at 6’0, 197lbs, Mitchell posted a 4.33s 40-yard dash at the combine and turned heads at the Senior Bowl. Getting praise tonight from Nick Saban and Howie Roseman about his performances going up against some of the NCAA’s best.

While some worry might come from the level of competition faced in the MAC. The same concern was voiced when the Jets drafted Sauce Gardner, and I don’t think they’re complaining about his play in MetLife.

2 More Draft Days, 7 More Picks

We’ve only gotten through 32 picks of the Draft, and the Eagles already made another standout pick. Even after tonight, big names like Kool-Aid McKinstry and Cooper DeJean are still on the board.

And even with some other positions of need available as we approach the middle of the second round, the Eagles have already addressed plenty of question marks in the roster during the off-season with their plethora of free-agent moves.

Even if they’re not looking for Year 1 starters, below are a few picks I could see the Eagles making tomorrow (subject to availability):

  • S Javon Bullard, Georgia
  • TE Ja’Tavion Sanders, Texas
  • LB Edgerrin Cooper, Texas A&M
  • LB Junior Colson, Michigan
  • Edge Marshawn Kneeland, Western Michigan

Who do you think the Eagles will take with their Day 2 draft picks?
Go Birds!

PHOTO: University of Toledo

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