There were many different opinions and predictions about who the Eagles might select in the first draft round, with some mock drafts suggesting they could go for a pass rusher, wide receiver, or offensive lineman.
Bijan Robinson, a running back from Texas, reportedly wanted to play with Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts.
Some teams were reportedly "terrified" that the Eagles might select Bijan Robinson in the draft.
Defensive lineman Jalen Carter was confident that the Eagles would select him if he were still available with the tenth pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
There were rumors that the Eagles were "setting the groundwork" to trade up in the draft to target pass rushers like Will Anderson, Jalen Carter, or Tyree Wilson.