The Philadelphia Eagles traded back up in the NFL Draft to select Heisman Trophy Winner DeVonta Smith with the 10th overall pick to pair with Jalen Hurts. To add to things, they then turned around and selected the best center in the nation, Landon Dickerson, in the 2nd round.
The Eagles boasted a formidable defense in 2020, but their offense, manned by Carson Wentz, was one of the worst in the NFL. So spending significant draft capital to pick some of the players from the best offense in college football has generally been considered a wise move.
In order to get to know these new draft picks better, Bleeding Green Nation reached out to us at Roll Bama Roll, and I answered all kinds of questions about each player:
Ja’Marr Chase and Jaylen Waddle are great players and absolutely worthy of being considered top 10 picks, but DeVonta should have been the first non-QB off the board in my opinion. Some teams did the patented NFL GM thing and really overthought things. Just take the best player in the nation already. But, hey, it worked out for Philly, huh?
I mostly talked about this already, but Dickerson is about as entertaining of a guy as you’ll have on a football team, and the fans will absolutely love him (and all the rival fans will hate him). From posting workout videos in farmer overalls to putting a railroad cross-tie as his car bumper, to video bombing interviews with a string of cartwheels, he’s always good for a laugh.