Roseman planned ahead for 2018 with his 2017 second-round selection: corner Sidney Jones, who nearly certainly would have gone in the top half of the first round if he hadn't been early in the process of recovering from Achilles' surgery.
The Eagles' 2018 draft class became as much about the past and the future as it is the present. This was after they drafted Pumphrey in the fourth round and signed LeGarrette Blount as a veteran free agent too.
When the Giants selected their third round picks on Friday night - linebacker Lorenzo Carter and defensive tackle B.J. Hill - they did so with the mindset of using rotational players who will help keep starters fresh on the field, which Giants general manager Dave Gettleman alluded to after the picks were made. He joins the Super Bowl champions who have former North Dakota State star Carson Wentz at quarterback.
Some fans were not happy that the Eagles were going to sit at No. 52 and wait to make their first selection of the draft, and it seemed Roseman felt the same.
Goedert is a player that can be used across the formation.
"Goedert is a very talented pass catching tight end with the ability to work all three levels of the field". And with defenses focused on Ertz, Alshon Jeffery, and Nelson Agholor, the rookie tight end should find plenty of space to operate. The slot corner role is most open-for-business in Philadelphia following the departure of Patrick Robinson and while the Eagles have a plethora of young corners on the roster, none of them have spent much time inside. Despite his size - 5-foot-9 and 184 pounds - Maddox is known for his tough, physical play. Stoutland is excited to get his hands on the 6-foot-8, 346-pound athlete that is new to football.
In a surprise move, the Eagles traded up 20 spots to grab Mailata.
"I saw my phone ring and my heart stopped for a little bit", said Goedert, who is from Britton, S.D.
He had been set to compete for a place on the NFL's International Pathway Programme, but found out during his training that he was also eligible to be drafted and made a decision to take a chance on that process.