Draftseason’s Draft Grade A Day is back! This is where we look at each team’s 2019 Draft class and grade it based on PRODUCTION ONLY! Points will be awarded per round and the scale is determined on the expectation of the round the pick was made. Fractional points are given out as well as bonus points for any player who outplayed their Draft ranking. We will add up the total points to determine the final grade. We started with the Arizona Cardinals who had the first pick in 2019 and will work our way up.
Grading Scale: (total possible per round)
Round 1 – 5 points
Round 2 – 4 points
Round 3 – 3 points
Round 4 – 2 points
Round 5 – 1 point
Round 6 & 7 – 0 points
Pick: OT Andre Dillard, Washington State
Analysis: Dillard only started 4 games but was active for all 16. He showed enough to make the Eagles believe they have their left tackle of the future in house.
Pick: RB Miles Sanders, Penn St.
Analysis: Sanders flashed big play potential as he ran for 818 yards on the ground and added another 509 through the air. He had a combined 6 touchdowns on the season.
Pick: WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford
Analysis: Arcega-Whiteside played sparingly his rookie season. He racked up 169 yards on ten receptions with just one touchdown. With all the injuries to the Eagles’ receiving corps last season, these numbers are very disappointing.
Pick: DE Shareef Miller, Penn State.
Analysis: Miller was active just one game and had as many tackles for the Eagles as I did.
Pick: QB Clayton Thorson, Northwestern
Analysis: Thorson now belongs to the Cowboys but didn’t do anything his rookie season.
Pick: S Marcus Epps, Wyoming
Analysis: The Eagles signed this Vikings 6th rounder off of waivers midway through the season. He rewarded them with 5 tackles.
FINAL GRADE & ANALYSIS
Final Grade: 8.5/16 53% F
The Philadelphia Eagles didn’t get a ton of production out of their 2019 Draft class in year one. That’s not to say they didn’t get some key pieces for the future in this Draft, they just didn’t get a lot of help from their rookies in their first season. The good news is that Andre Dillard appears to be the team’s left tackle of the future. He looked good in the limited starts he got, and the team has to be excited about his future. RB Miles Sanders was chosen in the second round. He flashed playmaking potential as both a runner and receiver and should be a key part of the Eagles’ offensive attack moving forward. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside was also chosen in the second round but didn’t do much his rookie season. He only had 10 catches and it is even more disappointing when factoring in the injuries the Eagles had at receiver in 2019. Arcega-Whiteside should’ve made more out of the opportunities he was given. The rest of the Eagles 2019 Draft doesn’t hold much promise. This grade should go up in time as Andre Dillard takes on a starting role, and Miles Sanders and Arcega-Whitside get more heavily featured in the offense.