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The 2023 NFL Draft is less than a week away, so it’s time for football fans to start eyeing up some prospects they want to see on their favorite team next season. One of the fan bases that should be the most excited for Thursday night is that of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Thanks to the brilliance of general manager Howie Roseman, the Eagles have the No. 10 overall pick in this year’s draft despite reaching the Super Bowl. Philly also holds the No. 30 overall pick on Thursday night.

Let’s check out the four prospects the Eagles should target with the No. 10 pick.

4. Devon Witherspoon — CB, Illinois

The Eagles have arguably the best cornerback duo in the NFL with Darius Slay and James Bradberry, but they’re both close to the end of their prime at 32 and 29 years old, respectively. Philadelphia needs some youth injected into its secondary, and Illinois CB Devon Witherspoon would be the perfect player to fill that hole.

Witherspoon is a physical corner who isn’t afraid to attack ball carriers behind the line of scrimmage. He’s a great tackler and a superb cover corner because of his route recognition and anticipation. I’m not sure Witherspoon gets past the Detroit Lions at No. 6, but if he falls to No. 10, the Eagles should at least consider the selection.

3. Paris Johnson Jr. — OT, Ohio State

Philadelphia’s offensive line is starting to get old. There’s no telling how many years Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson have left, and it’s possible they both decide to retire after the 2023-23 season. The Eagles need to be proactive with this issue, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they target an offensive lineman with the No. 10 pick.

If they do, I think the best choice would be Paris Johnson Jr. out of Ohio State.

Johnson is a huge presence on the line of scrimmage at 6-foot-6 and 313 pounds, but he has the athleticism and quickness to play both tackle and guard. He would be a perfect replacement for Johnson on the edge of the offensive line.

2. Bijan Robinson — RB, Texas

Look, I know the Eagles don’t value running backs early in the draft. I also know that RB isn’t exactly a position of need after the signing of Rashaad Penny and the re-signing of Boston Scott.

But screw all of that.

Bijan Robinson is a top-five talent in this draft class, and he would make this offense the most unstoppable unit in the NFL. Just imagine Jalen Hurts and Robinson running zone reads while A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith are beating corners down the sidelines. Offense is king in today’s NFL, so if a player of Robinson’s caliber falls to No. 10, the Eagles should jump on it.

1. Jalen Carter — DL, Georgia

Jalen Carter warms up before a game.
Georgia defensive lineman Jalen Carter warms up before a game against Missouri | Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

I have no idea whether Jalen Carter will drop to No. 10. The uber-talented Georgia defensive lineman was being mocked as the possible No. 1 overall pick in the draft just a few months ago, but misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and racing in March raised some questions about his off-the-field issues.

Still, Carter is arguably the best defensive prospect in the 2023 class, and the Eagles should absolutely take the risk if he drops to them. Philadelphia lost star DT Javon Hargrave this offseason, and its current stable of interior lineman are on the older side. Carter would be an A+ selection at No. 10.


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