Why the data supports optimism on the Eagles 2021 draft

Much has been written of the Eagles poor drafting over the past decade which made the 2021 draft critical to restocking an old and depleted roster. This draft is widely viewed as one where Howie and the staff finally stuck to BPA, leaving some still glaring roster holes like cornerback. This will not be a draft grade article as a million of them have been written and they will all be wrong. But hopefully this will show why past data points towards a higher quality draft than the Eagles have had in a while.

As background, I have been…