Eagles Draft News: Tracking Top 30 Visits With Tyler Guyton, Cooper DeJean, and More

The Philadelphia Eagles have used top 30 visits to their advantage in past years. Who will Philly target in 2024?

Few teams in the NFL use their top 30 visits as a precursor to their draft strategy more than the Philadelphia Eagles.

Last season, the Eagles drafted four players with whom they met previously with top visits. It’s safe to assume the players they meet with at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine will be those of interest to Philadelphia in the coming months.

Let’s break down the most up-to-date list of athletes the Eagles have met with up to this point.

Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

Tyler Guyton is a player that the Eagles have been tied to for quite some time now. With Lane Johnson entering his 12th NFL season, finding a replacement for the future Hall-of-Famer will be extremely important.

Why not a player that fits Johnson’s mold from the same school?

Guyton is an extremely athletic right tackle who could use a few years of seasoning before becoming an excellent starter. He’s got good hands and performed well during the Senior Bowl to firmly supplant himself as a first-round tackle. He’s a strong pass protector who projects well in today’s NFL.

If Johnson signs off on this pick — kind of like Jason Kelce did with Cam Jurgens two years ago — the Eagles could be a lock to take the tackle with the 22nd pick in the NFL Draft.

Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

Philadelphia’s secondary was among the worst in football last season despite having top players like Darius Slay, Kevin Byard (who has since been released), and James Bradberry among the group. While it may be hard to believe, the Eagles could be in the mix to end a 20-year cornerback drought in the first round with Cooper DeJean.

As was first reported by Chase Senior, the Eagles have a scheduled meeting with DeJean, and for a good reason.

DeJean was one of Iowa’s best defensive players on a unit that was put in some extremely difficult situations with a bad offense on the other side. DeJean has safety, corner, and return experience and is an athlete who could be used well in a Vic Fangio defense.

Despite not taking a cornerback since the 2002 NFL Draft, DeJean could fit nicely with what the Eagles are trying to do on defense.

Brandon Coleman, OL, TCU

Jack Driscoll is set to hit free agency so the Eagles could be looking for a new swing tackle to trust going into the 2024 season. Enter Brandon Coleman of TCU.

Coleman projects as a solid swing player on most teams with an excellent build and solid experience in college. He’s not the most athletic player in his class but can play both tackle and guard at the NFL level. Being coached by a staff led by Jeff Stoutland could help his long-term projections in the future as well.

The offensive line is an underrated need for the team entering the 2024 NFL Draft, and this should be a good class to rebuild the depth of the group.

Christian Mahogany, IOL, Boston College

It’s interesting to note that, of the four players named to scheduled visits with the Eagles, three of them are offensive linemen.

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If you’re looking for one of the more athletic interior offensive linemen, Christian Mahogany might be the best out of all of them. The New Jersey native can be considered a project at the guard position but looked excellent from start to finish in 2023. He’ll need to work on his footwork and overall style of play, but this is the kind of project that a coach like Stoutland has worked with and built into an All-Pro.

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