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Eagles land versatile defenders in ESPN’s latest…

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Eagles land versatile defenders in ESPN’s latest...

The Eagles had a solid start to the NFL’s free-agent period and after adding Haason Reddick, Kyzir White, and Zach Pascal, the organization will now shift its focus toward the NFL draft.

Philadelphia has needs at cornerback, wide receiver, and defensive tackle, but the expectation is that Howie Roseman will add depth at defensive end, safety, and offensive line as well.

Jordan Reid revealed his latest mock draft for ESPN, and the skilled talent evaluator has the Birds stocking up on versatile defenders.

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The All-Pac 12 defender plays the run well and can slide inside if needed.

A versatile defensive end who slide up and down the line, Karlaftis projects as a day-one starter for Jonathan Gannon.

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A thumper at the linebacker position, Harris would add depth to an improving linebacker corps.

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A 5-foot-8, 178 pounds dynamo, Robinson would add depth at several levels, along with much-needed big-play ability.

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Another member of the Bearcats’ talented secondary comes off the board.

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A Galveston, Texas native, McCollum is a ball-hawking FCS cornerback with an outstanding combination of size and athletic traits that should translate well to the NFL.

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A former linebacker turned defensive end, Barno is an incredible athlete and brings pressure off the edge, something Howie Roseman covets.

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A bruising running back that can replace Jordan Howard, Robinson Jr. is excellent in blitz pickup and could be the lead guy if Miles Sanders moves on in 2023.

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Another versatile offensive prospect that can add depth to the league’s best unit, Mays can play all five positions along the line.

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Eagles stock up on versatile defenders in ESPN’s 7-round mock draft