Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman vows to select the best player available on draft day. That’s fine for the media—and honestly it is the correct strategy—but what folks really want to hear about is how the front office intends to go about filling its biggest needs.
Roseman may not go into each round targeting any one position, but there’s no denying need does dictate selections to some degree. If the Eagles are on the clock with the No. 22 pick, and there are two or more players on the board with similar or equal grades, who is the team going to pick?
Presumably, the player who fills the most glaring hole.
Of course, that brings us to a very pertinent question. Now that the majority of consequential moves in free agency are over and done with, what actually are the Eagles’ greatest needs heading into the draft? We run them down one-by-one and speculate on when each could be addressed.