Philadelphia Eagles 2022 NFL Draft Betting Preview: Wide Receiver Greed Or Defensive Line Need

Written By Corey Sharp on April 25, 2022
Philadelphia Eagles Draft

As the Philadelphia Eagles enter year two of the Nick Sirianni era, the 2022 NFL Draft is an important one to see if the coach can build on his rookie season.

At the NFL Scouting Combine, general manager Howie Roseman gave starting quarterback Jalen Hurts his full support for 2022. The Eagles have various other needs entering the draft, including a better pass rush. With two first-round picks, the Eagles can address areas of need early in the NFL Draft which begins on April 28.

PA sports betting apps are already filled with lots of ways to wager on the 2022 NFL draft and who the Philadelphia Eagles might pick.

Eagles 2022 draft picks

  • First round
    No. 15 (via Dolphins)
    No. 18 (via Saints)
  • Second Round
    No. 51
  • Third Round
    No. 83
    No. 101 (via Saints)
  • Fourth Round
    No. 124
  • Fifth Round
    No. 154 (via Commanders)
    No. 162
    No. 166 (via Cardinals)
  • Seventh Round
    No. 237 (via Saints)

The Eagles initially had three first-round picks but made a blockbuster trade with the New Orleans Saints earlier this month.

Philadelphia Eagles mock drafts

ESPN NFL mock draft

In ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Todd McShay’s latest mock draft, McShay has the Eagles taking Alabama receiver Jameson Williams with the 15th pick. Williams tore his ACL in the National Championship vs. Georgia in January. It’s been reported that Williams is ahead of schedule with his recovery. With the 18th pick, Kiper has the Eagles selecting Michigan hybrid defensive back Daxton Hill.

NBC Sports

NBC Sports’ Peter King has the Eagles taking Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis with the 15th pick.

His explanation:

“The best thing I heard about Davis after his 4.78-second dash at the combine (at 341 pounds) was from one coach who thought Davis could play nose on first down and three-technique (the interior rush player) on second and third downs. That’s not common. He didn’t have great college production—19.5 tackles behind the line in 47 games at Georgia—and that would be a big concern to me. But someone will take him in the middle of the round, because he’s got such great potential.”

He then has the Eagles trading down from No. 18 to No. 22 to select Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd:

“Dart throw. Howie Roseman could trade down again here. The receiver and corner markets, both of which he needs to hit before the end of day two, don’t align with what’s left on the board in this mock. Lloyd had experience doing everything in 32 starts over three Utah seasons. His 43 career tackles for loss show he’s a play-wrecker in the run game too.”

Philadelphia Inquirer NFL mock draft

For a local perspective, the Marcus Hayes at the Philadelphia Inquirer also has the Eagles drafting Georgia’s Jordan Davis at 15 and USC wide receiver Drake London at 18. The Inquirer says Davis will replace Fletcher Cox after this season and will pair nicely next to 2021 third-round pick Milton Williams on the defensive line. London’s route running “needs work,” but his 6-foot-4, 219-pound frame makes him a good fit opposite DeVonta Smith.

Philadelphia Eagles draft odds

The Eagles have a long way to go in terms of contending for a Super Bowl. They can upgrade at almost every position.

Currently, at FanDuel PA sportsbook, the Eagles are likely to pick a defensive lineman first. Here are the full odds:

  • Defensive Lineman: +250
  • Wide Receiver: +300
  • Cornerback: +400
  • Offensive Lineman: +600
  • Safety: +650
  • Linebacker: +750
  • Quarterback: +1900
  • Running Back: +10000
  • Tight End: +10000
  • Kicker/Punter/Long Snapper: +10000

DraftKings sportsbook in PA has the Eagles selecting a receiver with their first pick.

  • Wide receiver: +200
  • Defensive Lineman/EDGE: +225
  • Defensive Back: +225
  • Offensive Lineman: +550
  • Linebacker: +750
  • Quarterback: +1400
  • Tight End: +10000
  • Running Back: +10000
  • Kicker/Punter/Long Snapper: +20000

How to bet on the NFL draft in PA and NJ

Betting on the NFL draft or any pro draft is not permitted at PA sportsbooks per state regulations. You can cross over to New Jersey and bet on the NFL draft there.

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Corey Sharp covers sports betting and gambling news in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Holy Family University in 2017 and previously worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia as a writer and editor. He resides in Philadelphia and is a 4-for-4 Philly Sports fan.

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