Eagles select DT Milton Williams in NFL Draft's 3rd round


The Philadelphia Eagles selected Louisiana Tech defensive tackle Milton Williams with the 73rd overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Williams is the Eagles third selection, joining wide receiver DeVonta Smith and offensive guard Landon Dickerson. The Eagles were initially slated to have the No. 70 pick, but they traded that to the Carolina Panthers for picks No. 73 and No. 191.

Measurables: 6'3", 284 pounds

School: Louisiana Tech

2020 Stats: 22 solo tackles, 45 total tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, 4 1/2 sacks and one fumble recovery

Expert Analysis: "Williams has a chance to factor into the defensive line rotation early in his NFL career with the upside to command a majority of the snaps as he develops," Joe Marino of The Draft Network said.

"Pound for pound, Williams can match his toughness and strength with many of the interior defenders in this draft. Determining his best positional fit will be up to the team that drafts him, but he's a good football player who understands leverage and knows how to use his hands," Lance Zierlein of NFL Media said.

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