The Philadelphia Eagles suffered a tough loss at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings this past weekend, as Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins certainly got healthy against this Eagles secondary. Cousins threw for four touchdowns against the Eagles defensive backfield, including three to Stefon Diggs, exploiting the main weakness on this Eagles roster.
Looking ahead, the Eagles should spend their first round pick on the cornerback position, and Bryce Hall from Virginia is a guy who should hear his name called in the first round. Hall is currently dealing with an ankle injury, but that won’t affect his draft status, as he is a guy who can take away one side of the field.
Philadelphia has all the talent to be a Super Bowl contender for years to come, but if they cannot stop the pass, they are never going to get over the hump in the NFC. Hall would be a nice addition to a young secondary that is getting experience every week, and if Carson Wentz stays healthy, there is nothing to worry about on the other side of the ball.
The Oakland Raiders are suddenly a contender in the AFC, thanks to back-to-back strong wins against the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears. After the bye week, they head to Green Bay to take on a Packers team that could be ripe for the picking, especially after a tough-fought battle on Monday Night Football.
As it stands, the Raiders will be in the playoffs, though this draft order has them losing in the Wild Card round. Still, that is an incredible comeback from a four-win season a year ago, as the combination of head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock are building this roster the right way.
With the No. 22 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Raiders should look to get better on the defensive side of the ball, bringing in an elite linebacker talent like Dylan Moses from Alabama. Moses is missing the 2019 season due to a torn ACL, but he is a first round talent, and would be an unbelievable get for the Silver and Black this late in round one.