The Philadelphia Eagles, always a popular pick in Pennsylvania sports betting, made a huge first-round pick, traded for one of the league’s top five wide receivers, notched the heir apparent at center and literally stole the pick of the draft in the third round.
Not bad work, in all.
The Eagles sent a bevy of picks (15th, 124th in the fourth round and 162, 166 in the fifth) to the Houston Texans for the 13th pick in the NFL Draft to select Jordan Davis, a 22-year-old University of Georgia defensive tackle.
Davis (6-foot-6, 341 pounds) was a force and four-year starter for Georgia, the national champions. Davis totaled 91 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks in his Georgia career, as well as 32 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and two sacks on his way to first-team All-SEC and first-team All-American honors in his senior season.
For his efforts, Davis captured the 2021 Chuck Bednarik Award, given annually to the best defensive player in college football.
Eagles History with DTs in First Round
Davis became the seventh defensive tackle in Eagles history to be selected in the first round, with the last being current teammate and six-time Pro Bowler Fletcher Cox, who was the 12th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Others included Brodrick Bunkley (2006, 14th pick); Mike Patterson (2005, 31st pick); Corey Simon (2000, 6th pick); Leonard Renfro (1993, 24th pick); and the late two-time Pro Bowler, Jerome Brown (1987, 9th pick).
Davis is expected to work into a defensive tackle group that features Cox, Javon Hargrave and 2021 draft pick Milton Williams.
Who the Philadelphia Eagles Took in the NFL Draft
The Eagles went into the draft with 10 picks but only used five, because of the deals for Davis and A.J. Brown.
Eagles’ Odds to Capture Super Bowl
The Eagles helped out many positions in this year’s NFL Draft, but it has not yet reflected on postseason odds for the upcoming season.
According to DraftKings, the Eagles are tied for 17th among 32 NFL teams, right in the middle of the pack. The Eagles are +3500 to win the Super Bowl, +1800 to win the NFC and +275 to take the NFC East behind the Dallas Cowboys.
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Here are the top 10 favorites for the Super Bowl, according to Draft Kings, as well as the Eagles.