5 faculty prospects who may curiosity the Eagles within the 2023 NFL Draft


Yearly throughout the faculty soccer season, so long as you are watching the video games, we spotlight 5 gamers every week to maintain observe of who makes logical sense for the Eagles in subsequent 12 months’s draft.

Eli Ricks, CB, Alabama (6’2, 190). (5) Alabama vs. (9) Kansas State, 12 p.m

Ricks was a playmaker out of the gate as a real freshman at LSU in 2020, when he had 4 INTs, together with 2 pick-sixes. He has nice size and makes use of that to his benefit in press protection. He is additionally all the time in search of alternatives to make an enormous play on the ball. A take a look at his freshman season.

Ricks transferred to Bama after the 2021 season, and it did not go the best way he hoped. He was a backup underneath Nick Saban and sad along with his position. posting an image of himself in his previous LSU uniform on Instagram. He would ultimately make the beginning lineup and play nicely. For instance, in opposition to Mississippi State.

Ricks has expertise, however his persona can be underneath the microscope throughout the draft.

Julius Brents, CB, Kansas State (6’4, 202): (5) Alabama vs. (9) Kansas State, 12:00 p.m

Brents is a lesser-known CB prospect within the 2023 draft class, however he’ll possible make Day 2 as a result of he has some ball abilities (4 INT in 2022), is a bodily tackler, and has excessive size.

The Brents first got here onto my radar whereas watching TCU-KSU earlier this season. He was usually assigned to cowl potential first spherical WR Quentin Johnston. Brents gained some, misplaced some in that recreation, however he had a choose, a pressured fumble and some move breakups.

There are an abnormally excessive variety of cornerbacks on this draft, and the Eagles will work exhausting on them, particularly if James Bradbury leaves in free company.

Deuce Vaughn, RB, Kansas State. (5) Alabama vs. (9) Kansas State, 12 p.m

Vaughn is a 5’6 working again with excellent faculty manufacturing. Over the previous two seasons, he has amassed 2,829 dashing yards and 846 receiving yards on 91 receptions. A enjoyable participant to observe.

Will it translate to the NFL? To be determined. The Eagles, after all, have used a majority of these working backs lately, most notably Darren Sproles, Donnell Pumphrey and Boston Scott, with various levels of success. Vaughn is a Day 3 man. We’ll name this a “folks’s request” overview.

Mazi Smith, DT, Michigan (6’3, 337). (3) TCU vs. (2) Michigan, 4 p.m

Smith is a large, run-stuffing nostril sort out in the midst of Michigan’s third-ranked run protection. He gained 1st place Bruce Feldman’s record of “freaks”. this 12 months.

His former teammate, Aidan Hutchinson, was nearly our prime man in 2021, however this 12 months the Wolverine is the No. 1 freak in faculty soccer. The 6-foot-3, 337-pound senior has uncommon energy and agility. So uncommon, it is really exhausting to seek out the precise most well-liked authentic model. However let’s begin with this. Smith does 22 reps on the bench, however that is at 325 (not 225). He benched about 550 kilos. He vertical jumps 33 inches. He cleared the broad leap at 9-4 1/2. Smith, who had 37 tackles final season, posted a 4.41 shuttle time, which might have been the most effective of any defensive sort out at this 12 months’s NFL Scouting Mix, and higher than any defensive sort out weighing 310 kilos or extra. previously decade. His 6.95 3-cone time can be by far the quickest of any Indianapolis defensive sort out. The quickest was 7.33. Smith’s 60-yard shuttle time is 11.90.

For a 330-pound man, that is fairly loopy.

Smith would not have spectacular stats, and he had disturbing arrest this 12 months that groups must do their homework, however he is a bodily beast with apparent pace and energy traits.

The Eagles love a few of their athletic designs on the inside of the defensive position. See Jordan Davis and Milton Williams. I think about Smith may be very a lot on their radar.

Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia (6’4, 310). (4) Ohio State vs. (1) Georgia, 8 p.m

Jones was a five-star highschool recruit (fifth total rivals, ninth total ESPN) who was Georgia’s beginning pitcher the final two seasons. It is easy to see Jones’ mixture of energy and athleticism as he is a bulldozer within the run recreation and a seek-and-destroy missile within the display screen recreation, as proven. right here, right hereand: right here.

He additionally hasn’t given up a job all season, based on a number of folks on Twitter, although that is a subjective stat. Some highlights from the specialists right here.

Whereas Jones hasn’t performed guard, there is no query he can, given his means to maneuver our bodies within the run recreation and anchor in opposition to the ability. In my view, he’s a “guard of the current, sort out of the longer term” candidate for this Eagles offensive line.

Earlier gamers profiled

August 27

  1. Ochaun Mathis, EDGE, Nebraska
  2. Sydney Brown, S, Illinois
  3. Robert Scott, OT, FSU
  4. Isaiah Land, SAM, Florida A&M
  5. Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina

September 3

  1. Jalen Catalon, S, Arkansas
  2. Kelee Ringo, CB, Florida
  3. CJ Stroud, QB, Ohio State
  4. Isaiah Foskey, Web page, Notre Dame
  5. Zach Harrison, USA, Ohio State

September 10

  1. Bryce Younger, QB, Alabama
  2. DeMarvion Overshown, LB, Texas
  3. Will McDonald IV, SAM, Iowa State
  4. Chris Rodriguez, RB, Kentucky
  5. Kyu Blu Kelly, CB, Stanford

September 17

  1. Sean Tucker, RB, Syracuse
  2. Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State
  3. Tyler Van Dyke, QB, Miami
  4. Antonio Johnson, S, Texas A&M
  5. Lou Hadley, P, Miami

September 24

  1. Trenton Simpson, SAM, Clemson
  2. AT Perry, WR, Wake Forest
  3. Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee
  4. Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M
  5. Felix Anoudike-Uzomah, Kansas State, USA

October 1

  1. Battle of Jordan, S, Alabama
  2. Nolan Smith, SAM, Georgia
  3. Myles Murphy, DE, Clemson
  4. Zach Evans, RB, Ole Miss
  5. Bryce Barringer, P, Michigan State

October 8

  1. Ali Gaye, DE, LSU
  2. Will Anderson Jr., USA, Alabama
  3. Demani Richardson, S, Texas A&M
  4. Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA
  5. Brant Keith, TE, Utah

October 15

  1. Ji’Ayir Brown, S, Penn State
  2. Mohamed Ibrahim, RB, Minnesota
  3. Matthew Bergeron, OT, Syracuse
  4. Jacoby Windmon, EDGE, Michigan State
  5. Tuli Tuipulotu, DE, USC

October 22

  1. Riley Moss, CB, Iowa
  2. Dawand Jones, OT, Ohio State
  3. Tyree Wilson, DE, Texas Tech
  4. Jahmir Gibbs, RB, Alabama
  5. JL Skinner, S, Boise State

October 29

  1. Jared Verse, Edge, FL
  2. Brenton Unusual, TE, Penn State
  3. Brandon Joseph, S, Notre Dame
  4. Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia
  5. Darnell Wright, OT, Tennessee

November 4

  1. Parris Johnson, Ohio State, Ohio State
  2. Max Duggan, QB, TCU
  3. Kendre Miller, RB, TCU
  4. Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois
  5. Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia

November 12

  1. Mike Morris, USA, Michigan
  2. Christopher Smith, S, Georgia
  3. DJ Johnson, DE/TE, Oregon
  4. Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
  5. Steve Avila, OL, TCU

November 19

  1. Gervon Dexter, DT, Florida
  2. Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas
  3. Laiatu Latu, DE, UCLA
  4. Clark Phillips, CB, Utah
  5. Bo Nix, QB, Oregon

November 26

  1. Brian Brazee, DT, Clemson
  2. Cam Smith, CB, South Carolina
  3. Blake Corum, RB, Michigan
  4. Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah
  5. Andrew Voorhees, OG, USC

December 3

  1. Cooper Beebe, OL, Kansas State
  2. Jay Ward, S, LSU
  3. BJ Ojulari, Edge, LSU
  4. Dorian Williams, LB, Tulane
  5. Payne Durham, TE, Purdue

December 10

  1. Andre Carter, OLB, Military
  2. Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon
  3. Derick Corridor, Edge, Auburn
  4. Eric Grey, RB, Oklahoma
  5. Vanya Morris, OT, Oklahoma

December 17

  1. Ivan Tempo Jr., LB, Cincinnati
  2. O’Cyrus Torrence, OG, Florida
  3. Jaren Corridor, QB, BYU
  4. Blake Freeland, OT, BYU
  5. Rashee Rice, WR, SMU

December 29

  1. John Michael Schmitz, C, Minnesota
  2. Jammie Robinson, DB, Florida State
  3. Roshawn Johnson, RB, Texas
  4. Deonte Banks, CB, Maryland
  5. Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee

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