The Eagles are 1-0 so it seems like a waste of time doing a prospect watch in the midst of a perfect season.
But seriously, even if the Eagles are hoisting the Lombardi trophy at the end of the season, they'll need to draft players in the 2018 draft.
Here are a few players that could fit the Eagles in 2018 and beyond.
Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State, senior (5-11/220)
Donnel Pumphrey's replacement is running wild in the leading role. After going for 197 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns in Week 1, Penny carried the ball 18 times for 216 yards with a touchdown in a win over Arizona State. He also added four catches for 38 yards and a receiving touchdown. In two games, Penny is averaging a healthy 10.6 yards a carry. He has prototypical running back size with an impressive burst.
Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU, junior (6-4/216)
Sutton caught eight passes for 163 yards. Pretty impressive. Oh, and half of those catches were touchdowns. Yes, it was against North Texas, but four touchdowns is four touchdowns. Sutton to me is like 2017 top-10 pick Corey Davis. Coming from a small school could hurt him, but his route running and production will be too great to ignore.
Mitch Hyatt, OT, Clemson, junior (6-5/305)
Hyatt helped lead No. 3 Clemson in a slugfest win over No. 13 Auburn. Hyatt doesn't necessarily fit the physical profile of an NFL tackle, but man, can he play. He's been a starter for Clemson since his freshman year in 2015 — including starting two national championship games — so he's got plenty of experience. What he lacks physically he makes up for in savvy, quick hands and toughness. Just watch his game last season against Alabama. That defense threw a variety of talented players at him and he was excellent.
Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech, junior (6-5/236)
Edmunds was all over the place against Delaware, recording 14 tackles, 1½ sacks and a forced fumble. The junior is extremely aggressive and is always playing the game 100 miles an hour. That will cause him to be overaggressive at times, but he has decent instincts so his play recognition and reaction time should get only better. In the current climate of the NFL, it's good to have a 'backer like Edmunds that can run with tight ends and running backs.
Uchenna Nwosu, LB, USC, senior (6-2/240)
Like Edmunds, Nwosu was everywhere in last Saturday's win over Stanford. He had four tackles, a sack and, most impressively, five passes defensed. Nwosu took over Su'a Cravens' role for the Trojans as a general wreaker of havoc. At 240, he definitely sports more of a linebacker build than Cravens and ultimately his position in the NFL could be as a 3-4 OLB.
Kyzir White, S, West Virginia, senior (6-2/216)
As a junior college transfer in 2016, White proved he could play a physical brand of football. He played a hybrid OLB/safety role for the Mountaineers. This season, White is evidently out to prove that he can do more than just deliver big hits. He collected two interceptions in West Virginia's blowout win over ECU. I'd love for the Eagles to draft a hybrid-type player — like I thought maybe Nathan Gerry could be — and White would add some physicality to the Eagles' back end.