Eagles GM Howie Roseman entered the 2020 NFL Draft with one priority in mind and that was getting the Birds younger and more athletic.
The 2019 Philadelphia Eagles ranked 22nd in team speed by Next Gen Stats in 2019, while the two fastest teams in the NFL last season, the 49ers and the Chiefs, faced each other in the Super Bowl.
From the athletic standpoint, Roseman aced the draft, securing one of the most athletic and physically gifted classes in years. According to Next Gen Stats, each of their first four picks scored 80-plus on their athleticism score.
As a whole, the Eagles 2020 draft class had an NFL-best average of 85 on the athleticism score. The grading excluded offensive linemen.
How that athletic prowess translates on NFL Sundays will truly be the key to how successful the Eagles and Howie Roseman will be moving forward.
Second-round pick Jalen Hurts is an athletic marvel and with Howie Roseman focusing on the analytical emphasis, the Eagles GM swooped in and swiped the guy that could eventually become the steal of the draft from a future compensation standpoint.