April 29, 2024   3 MIN READ

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Where the Eagles' Draft Picks Fit


The Philadelphia Eagles exited a busy draft weekend with nine selections now on their roster.

On the latest episode of “Inside The Birds,” Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher provided intel on the team’s draft picks.

Jeremiah Trotter Jr.

GETTY IMAGES: LB Jeremiah Trotter Jr. joins his father’s old team after being selected by the Eagles in the fifth round of the NFL Draft.

Quinyon Mitchell

Adam Caplan: “He is an outstanding zone corner, a lot of teams now play man. It was one of the rare time a Senior Bowl performance elevated a player because teams had just not seen him play press-man. He was very comfortable in it. He is a perfect fit for Fangio: match, carry, and deliver.”

Geoff Mosher: “People have asked why the Eagles liked a small school corner from Toledo more than an Alabama corner. I asked a scouting source and he told me liked Mitchell more right now than Terrion Arnold…it all depends on what scheme you are in, who is your coach, what you have to work on.”

Cooper DeJean

Mosher: “He is going to move around, this is not a guy who is going to be static at any area of the defense.”

Caplan: “The people we have spoken with feel that over the course of his career he will end up being a safety. This season, we don’t know exactly how they will line him up.”

Jalyx Hunt

Caplan: “This is a challenge for them, but he doesn’t have to play right away.”

Mosher: “One thing we were told is Vic Fangio is a fan of this guy’s tape. He is hard to please but he did like this prospect.”

Will Shipley

Mosher: “Shipley was not big on catching the football at Clemson. But one thing the Eagles liked, I was told, is that they think he can catch it better than what you would think by his stats. They want to see him catching the ball and running routes because they may think they have something there.”

Anias Smith

Caplan: “He has really good short area quickness, is tough and smart, coachable. When you are a slot receiver, you are typically going to go in the fourth and fifth round. You could be looking at their future slot receiver.”

Johnny Wilson

Mosher: “The one thing I have heard about Wilson is a little bit of maturity concerns.”

Caplan: “He is what you call a jumbo receiver. Some teams told us they think he will eventually play tight end. Not so fast here with the Eagles, he is a receiver here for now.”

Jeremiah Trotter Jr.

Mosher: “It is a cool storyline. He is not the biggest guy in the world like his dad was.”

Caplan: “He just doesn’t run well enough, but neither did T.J. Edwards…He is coachable, instinctive is what one source said.”

Trevor Keegan

Caplan: “Keegan is only a left guard, he will have to learn how to play the other guard spot.”

Dylan McMahon

Caplan: “Certainly a guard, I have not heard that he can play tackle. He can play center.”

– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.

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