Dylan Moses: The Eagles chose to go linebacker with their first round pick to help one of the worst run defenses in the league last season. Moses, picked with the 10th pick in the first round, instantly upgrades the worst linebacker core in the Premier Madden League. Moses is a fast, strong linebacker who has good coverage ability. Moses will start in the middle linebacker position and look to shape up this young line backing core.
Richard Lecounte: With the 10th pick in the second round, the Eagles addressed their second position of need by picking Lecounte. Lecounte, who ran a 4.47 40 yard dash is an immediate starter at the free safety position. His speed and coverage ability will allow the Eagles to play all over the field. Lecounte, paired with last season’s rookie safety Wallace, creates a young tandem who the Eagles can rely on for years.
Tylan Wallace: With the 10th pick in the third round, the Eagles went for the best player on their board at the time. The Eagles had a second round grade on Wallace and are happy he quietly fell to them. Wallace, comes with size, speed, and catching ability right out of the gate. Wallace, paired with fellow speedsters Keke Coute and Jalen Reagor give the Eagles a formidable young wide receiving core that will give opposing defense nightmares.
Armari Rodgers: With the 10th pick in the fifth round, the Eagles once again went for the best player available on their board. The Eagles had a fourth round grade on Rodgers, who was too hard to pass up. Rodgers gives the Eagles another sure handed quick wide receiver at their disposal. With the first three positions taken, Rodgers will compete with veterans Jackson and Jeffery for the fourth spot on the depth chart. Rodgers was quoted after the draft saying, “ These veterans may have played in the league for a long time, but there’s a reason they aren’t at the top of the roster.” He believes that come the regular season, he will be the last one laughing.
With their draft board mostly gone, the Eagles elected to go for speed in their final four selections. Both Moody and Burns ran the fastest 40 at the combine and look to infuse the lacking Eagles linebacking core with speed. Fields and Echols both ran sub 4.5 forties and were brought in to provide some speed to the Eagles secondary. While both cornerbacks will be on the roster for depth purposes, Fields is a player to watch if he can increase his coverage abilities.
Overall, the Eagles had a successful draft, selecting players that fill in their specific team needs. Bringing in 3 linebackers, and 3 corners give the Eagles plenty of options to look at in the preseason. When asked about his team overall, Coach Skellington said, “ Even with only being able to fill our needs through the draft, I am confident that our team will progress and be much better than last season.”