3 realistic 2023 NFL Draft day one prospects for NFC East teams

2023 NFL Draft, 2023 NFL Mock Draft, Bijan Robinson. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
2023 NFL Draft, 2023 NFL Mock Draft, Bijan Robinson. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /
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The 2023 NFL Draft is a little over a month away and the teams out of the NFC East have seen what these players can do at the combine, now they get a chance to see how they perform in a more friendly environment during their pro days. Last season this division was the best in the NFL and with every team making moves early in free agency they are looking to build on their successes while fixing their weaknesses.

The Eagles have lost multiple players on the defensive side of the football along with their leading rusher, and the Cowboys have lost their third receiver, starting left guard and backup linebacker while also releasing Ezekiel Elliott. The Giants lost starting guard Nick Gates, and the Commanders lost starting linebacker Cole Holcomb and former starting quarterback Taylor Heinicke.

So these teams will be looking to refresh their rosters with young talent but it can’t be just any talent, it has to be the right talent at positions of need. Their best bets are taking a player in the first round that can immediately come in and help their teams. So who would be some realistic draft prospects that will be available for each of these teams when they are officially on the clock in the first round? Let’s take a look at a few options that could still be on the board for each of the NFC East teams on day one of the 2023 NFL Draft.

NFC East options on day one of the 2023 NFL Draft

Philadelphia Eagles 10th Pick Options in the 2023 NFL Draft

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2023 NFL Draft, NFC East: General manager Howie Roseman of the Philadelphia Eagles speaks to the media during the NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center on February 28, 2023, in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

1. Trade Back for Picks

If the Eagles were going to trade back in order to gain more draft capital their best bet would be to move their 10th pick in order to secure a future first-round pick and then some. Depth at quarterback in this draft could prove beneficial for the Eagles as teams could be willing to give up quite a bit of future draft capital in order to get a quarterback they believe can be the future of their franchise. If a situation like this occurs then the Eagles would be smart to make the move, trade back and continue to collect first-round and second-round picks for the future.

2. Bijan Robinson

Regarded as the best running back in this draft the Eagles should have the opportunity to draft Robinson and after losing Miles Sanders in free agency they need a new lead back. The team did sign Rashad Penny and Boston Scott but Robinson is heads and shoulders above them talent-wise. He has great vision and elusiveness for a running back his size and adding him to this passing attack would be a scary combination for the rest of the NFC East to try and stop. They are going to need that offense to be clicking on all cylinders with their defense taking such a big hit in free agency.

3. Jalen Carter

Carter’s draft stock has been taking a hit with the most recent being his pro day workout where he came in overweight and wasn’t able to finish his pro day workout. That could play right into the Eagles’ hands, we’ve seen that they aren’t afraid to take a defensive tackle high in the draft taking Jordan Davis last season. If Carter is there they would be able to reunite Davis and Carter and start to rebuild that defense, a defense that prides itself on harassing quarterbacks and being tough in the running game. This move does come with the risk of Carter’s off-the-field issues but it would be a solid on-the-field pick for the Eagles.