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The Eagles bolster their safety position with top-tier talent

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The Philadelphia Eagles have had a season of both success and setbacks as they move into the playoffs. They have a record of 11-6 but recently suffered a 27-10 loss to the Giants in the season finale. Despite this loss, they have achieved a playoff berth for the third consecutive year. However, with some key losses and weaknesses on defense, it is time to turn attention to the NFL draft.

General Manager Howie Roseman is focused on retooling the roster and looking to fill the gaps, particularly in the trenches and secondary. While the Eagles historically have not drafted an off-the-ball linebacker in the first round, they are expected to look for fresh blood in these areas this spring.

In a mock draft by Draft Wire, the Eagles are seen addressing issues on defense. The team adds cornerback Ennis Rakestraw Jr. from Missouri to help with potential gaps left by free agent losses. They also grab linebacker Edgerrin Cooper from Texas A&M, wide receiver Xavier Elgette from South Carolina, and safety Jahdae Barron from Texas.

In another draft prediction by Luke Easterling, the Eagles add LSU wide receiver Brian Thomas Jr. to replace Quez Watkins.

Additionally, CBS Sports eyes Duke offensive lineman Graham Burton as a potential pick for the Eagles in the first round, specifically to shore up their line. Burton played left tackle in college but is projected for an inside position in the NFL, likely at guard or center.

USA Today’s version of the draft has the Eagles picking Taliese Fuaga, an offensive tackle from Oregon State, to once again address the need for improvement on the line. Fuaga’s talent and strength could prove to be a valuable asset to the team’s long-term plans.

Bleacher Report suggests Miami safety Kamren Kinchens as an option. Kinchens stands out as a versatile safety, capable of addressing a number of roles within the defense. His skills could add growth and flexibility to the backfield.

Finally, Pro Football Focus sees the Eagles adding Quinyon Mitchell from Toledo to bring depth to the secondary. Mitchell has excelled in coverage and stands out as a strong option to bolster the Eagles’ defense.

From these different potential draft selections, it’s clear that the Philadelphia Eagles have some key areas to address in the off-season. While they have clinched a playoff berth, the future success of the team will hinge on their ability to retool and strengthen the roster, particularly on defense. With some promising prospects in the upcoming draft, fans will wait eagerly to see who the Eagles ultimately select to help ensure sustained success on the field.

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