April 26, 2024   1 MIN READ

Hunt for Edge Depth

Eagles Grab Pass Rusher in Final Pick of Day Two


In exchange for moving up in the second round, the Philadelphia Eagles gave up their additional pick in the second but acquired a third-round pick in the process.

Following multiple further trade downs, the Eagles went with edge rusher Jalyx Hunt at pick No. 94.

The Houston Christian product caught the team’s attention during the draft process. Andrew DiCecco of InsideTheBirds.com reported his visit to the NovaCare Complex in April.

Hunt’s unconventional collegiate playing journey began as a safety for Cornell before transferring to Houston Christian and moving to an edge rushing outside linebacker.

In his two seasons at his new position, he registered 13.5 sacks and 20.5 tackles for loss, with his measurables and athleticism serving him well as a pass rusher.

Now he joins a room looking to replace the production of Haason Reddick along with the newly signed Bryce Huff, second year Nolan Smith, seven-year veteran Josh Sweat, and team captain Brandon Graham in his expected final season.

The Eagles will enter the final day of the draft with seven picks, a number surely to change with the always wheeling and dealing Howie Roseman.

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

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