Eagles add Nolan Smith with the 30th pick

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The Eagles traded up to No. 9 to take Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter earlier in the night. They probably couldn’t believe their luck when their turn came around again.

Georgia edge rusher Nolan Smith remained on the board, and the Eagles quickly turned in the card to select him.

Last year, they selected Georgia defenders Jordan Davis (first round) and Nakobe Dean (third round).

The picks of Carter and Smith challenges the Texans for the best first round of the 2023 draft.

An already really good defense just got better. An already really good roster just got better.

Smith played only eight games last season, missing the final six after pectoral surgery. He made 18 tackles, seven tackles for loss and three sacks.

In his four-year career, he appeared in 46 games with 23 starts and totaled 114 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, four passes defensed and an interception.

17 responses to “Eagles add Nolan Smith with the 30th pick

  1. They like undersized de and lbs. Hence Smith and Dean. They won’t translate well to the nfl. And Davis and Carter are a couple cheeseburgers away from being out of the league.

  2. How on earth did we get Carter and Smith? Nobody foresaw them going to the same team.

  3. Actually, the Eagles used most of the clock before they selected him. Were likely investigating a trade back.

  4. Haven’t played a down and eagles fans already claiming they won the first round. Lol

  5. I hate their fans so much but these are just top notch picks, and to go with Davis and Dean

  6. All 4 of these guys drafted the last 2 years need to play NOW. The tradition of sitting highly regarded draft picks for mediocre level veterans has been holding this team back.

  7. Brian Francisco says:
    April 27, 2023 at 11:56 pm
    Taking all of GAs defense is probably not the worst idea.

    Until they face CJ Stroud 😮

  8. The Eagles stole the draft. It’s unreal that they got two of the top five defensive players.

  9. Amazing, got the best player in the Draft at 9, NINE! And the guy that most experts had them taking at 10, fell to 30, THIRTY!. In the words of Frank Barone, “Holy crap!”.

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