It only took two rounds for the Philadelphia Eagles to shock fans watching the draft.
The Eagles took care of one glaring need on the roster, but the team made a few mistakes along the way. In particular, these three moves stand out as the team’s biggest head scratchers.
Drafting Jalen Reagor and not Justin Jefferson
Henry Ruggs, Jerry Jeudy, and CeeDee Lamb were gone before the Eagles picked at No. 21 overall. However, LSU’s Justin Jefferson was not one of them. Jefferson finished 2019 with 1,540 receiving yards. Instead, the Eagles decided to take Jalen Reagor, who finished last season with 611 receiving yards. Jefferson went to the Minnesota Vikings at No. 22 overall. The team better hopes he turns out to be the better player.
Trading with the Cowboys
The Eagles gave the Cowboys the best steal of the draft. When the Cowboys traded the No. 164 overall pick and a 2021 fifth-rounder, the team acquired the No. 146 overall pick. With that pick, the team drafted Wisconsin center Tyler Biadasz, who was ranked the No. 87th best prospect in the draft by ProFootballFocus. The Cowboys needed a center to replace Travis Frederick. The Eagles practically gifted that to their rival.
Drafting Jalen Hurts
In the second round, the team blew up social media by taking the Oklahoma quarterback. Many believe that the Eagles think they can run a setup like New Orleans with Taysom Hill. In reality, this just causes quarterback controversy anytime quarterback Carson Wentz struggles. The team had other needs, but elected to take Hurts instead. Hurts will need to find a role in order to keep the critics quiet.