Philadelphia Eagles News, April 17: Howie Roseman Discusses His Draft Strategy at Cornerback, NFL Insider Sends Laiatu Latu to Eagles in Latest Mock Draft, and More

Here's the latest news involving the Philadelphia Eagles, including Howie Roseman's thoughts on his draft strategy at cornerback, Laiatu Latu's fit, and more.

The Philadelphia Eagles have continued to reward their own this offseason, as they signed rising star wide receiver DeVonta Smith to a massive three-year contract extension. Smith met with reporters on Tuesday to discuss his new deal and future with the franchise.

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Smith wasn’t the only member of the Eagles to meet with the media on Tuesday. Philadelphia general manager Howie Roseman and head coach Nick Sirianni held their pre-draft press conference as well. The duo answered many questions including the team’s thoughts on a rookie potentially sitting in their first season.

All of that and more in today’s Eagles news!

NFL Insider Adam Caplan Has Eagles Selecting Haason Reddick’s Replacement in Mock Draft

Philadelphia made a massive decision this offseason when the team traded star pass rusher Haason Reddick to the New York Jets. Reddick was viewed as Philadelphia’s top edge rusher and even with the arrival of Bryce Huff, the position is still a question for the Eagles. Pro Football Network’s Adam Caplan released his latest mock draft and has Philadelphia selecting arguably the top edge rusher in this year’s draft class.

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2024 NFL Draft Big Board: Drake Maye, Marvin Harrison Jr., and Caleb Williams Headline Loaded Class

While the Eagles are likely putting the finishing touches on their final big board for the 2024 NFL Draft, Pro Football Network is doing the same thing. Pro Football Network Draft Analyst Ian Cummings released his final big board for the 2024 NFL Draft. North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye is — somewhat surprisingly — the top player ranked in this year’s class.

CONTINUE READING: Pro Football Network’s Final Big Board

Howie Roseman Discusses Potential Draft Strategy, CB Concerns, and More

Roseman met with the media during the team’s pre-draft press conference on Tuesday. Philadelphia’s general manager answered several questions, including concerns about the team’s uncommon draft strategy at cornerback. Roseman mentioned that the team values the cornerback position, although they have found success addressing the spot outside of the NFL Draft with free agent signings and trades.

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Nick Sirianni Happy for DeVonta Smith, Explains Pre-Draft Process

Sirianni joined Roseman on stage for the team’s pre-draft press conference on Tuesday. While Sirianni wasn’t asked nearly as many questions as Roseman, he was questioned about his involvement in the pre-draft process. Sirianni admitted that the coaching staff arrives late to the scouting process but does their best to provide input on prospects.

Philadelphia’s head coach also discussed the benefits of a rookie potentially sitting during their rookie season with the Eagles.

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Smith Discusses Strong Relationship With A.J. Brown

After signing a three-year, $75 million deal, Smith met with the media on Tuesday. Smith discussed several topics, including his close relationship with star wide receiver A.J. Brown. He admitted that he’s “grown very close” to Brown during their tenure together in Philadelphia.

Smith said that he and Brown talk daily, even mentioning that their children were talking on the phone Monday night. Philadelphia’s wide receiver duo has a special bond both on and off the field.

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