Eagles select Trevor Keegan, Guard, Michigan

The Philadelphia Eagles went to the trenches with their final pick of round 5 drafting National Champion from Michigan, Trevor Keegan. The Senior was a team captain and started all 15 games at left guard this season. He was first team all conference Big Ten in 2022 and second team all conference in 2023.

Per PFF: “Keegan is smart and experienced, and he brings coordination, balance and explosiveness as an ideal guard in a man/gap scheme. He lacks true power and body density, which complicates his projection, but he does have starting-caliber traits.”

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Standing at 6’6” and weighing 320 lbs., Keegan has massive size along with explosive power. He is fundamentally sound bringing leadership qualities with him as well. The scouting report shows he has trouble with NFL caliber athleticism which is likely why he was a Day 3 pick. I am sure Jeff Stoutland will have something cooked up to help improve that.

Per NFL Draft Buzz:

SCOUTING REPORT: STRENGTHS
  • Combines massive size and mass with an explosive power at the point of attack, making him a formidable presence in the trenches.
  • Boasts strong fundamentals, efficient footwork, and an ability to execute technically sound double-teams and combo blocks.
  • Exhibits exceptional toughness and game-readiness, backed by robust experience in high-stakes college football environments.
  • Displays a strong football IQ, adept at reading defenses and effectively handling gap exchanges and stunts in pass protection.
  • Excels in generating leverage with a powerful hip charge and leg drive, particularly effective in down blocks and clearing paths.
  • Demonstrates proactive engagement, always seeking out additional defenders to block until the play is over.
  • Exhibits proficient hand usage and a quick catch hand that corrals rushers, enhancing his pass protection capabilities.
  • Leadership qualities and a team-first mentality, as evidenced by his decision to return for his senior season to pursue a national championship.
SCOUTING REPORT: WEAKNESSES
  • Experiences challenges with leverage due to a naturally high pad level, which can be exploited by low-leveraged defenders.
  • Lacks elite bend and agility, which may affect his efficiency in space and against agile defenders.
  • Shows a tendency for weight to creep forward in pass sets, potentially opening up counter opportunities for opponents.
  • Has shown inconsistencies in sustaining blocks against NFL-caliber athleticism and length.
  • Occasionally struggles with hand placement, relying more on his forearms than precise hand placement as a drive blocker.


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