Nakobe Dean’s fall finally ends with Eagles picking him at No. 83

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Nakobe Dean had to wait a lot longer than anyone expected. But he has finally found his NFL home.

With the 83rd pick in the 2022 NFL draft, the Eagles selected Dean.

A linebacker from Georgia, Dean was one of three players invited to the draft who didn’t get picked in the first two rounds. Now that Dean has been chosen, Liberty quarterback Malik Willis and Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral are the only players remaining in the green room.

Dean is coming off both a pectoral injury and a knee injury, and his health appears to be the reason he lasted until the third round of the draft.

Dean won the Butkus Award as the best linebacker in college football last season, and he was a major part of Georgia’s national championship-winning team. The Eagles think they got a steal.

12 responses to “Nakobe Dean’s fall finally ends with Eagles picking him at No. 83

  1. Wow, Eagles get two monster defensive players from Georgia and trade for AJ Brown. Looking good so far !

  2. I don’t remember a draft I’ve been so happy with.
    this draft has exceeded all expectations.
    years of criticisms were taken into account overnight or something.
    Go Birds.

  3. We’ll redshirt him and get him healthy. Great pick . Now Howie ,see if you can unload Reger and JJW for anything and our draft will be COMPLETE.

  4. Eagles love undersized def players that are injured..see Sydney jones….it never works out…..guy has a major pectoral injury that needs surgery…….he will get rag dolled in the nfl and be out of the league in 4 yrs. And that 4.7 speed will be a joke in the nfl. Eagles and Howie still average.

  5. “Youknowimright says:
    April 29, 2022 at 11:13 pm
    Eagles love undersized def players that are injured..see Sydney jones….it never works out…..guy has a major pectoral injury that needs surgery…….he will get rag dolled in the nfl and be out of the league in 4 yrs. And that 4.7 speed will be a joke in the nfl. Eagles and Howie still average.”

    Still butthurt over that thrashing in the NFC Champ game a few years ago? That’s what prompted your team to get Kirk Cousins and even more butthurt about that?

  6. Howie refused to draft Nakobe Dean in 1st round to prevent him from walking on stage in that clown suit.

  7. This guy can play and is light years ahead of what Eagles currently have at LB. He’s coming from an unbelievable defensive unit which he led. What’s not to like as a 3rd round pick.

  8. I guess the scouts thought it was the beef in front of him that made his play. I thought all that beef made the others also. Personally that is why I would have not taken walker with that pick. Walker just like Dean will never ever play with that level of talent compared to the opposing team. When walker under performs with all that eating up blockers it makes no sense. When Dean puts up great numbers it makes more sense.

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