With the 51st pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Eagles selected Nebraska center Cam Jurgens.

“You know, I’m so excited to be able to play in the NFL at the highest level. Just being an Eagle is insane. It was my favorite team from the start and being able to finish there is just a dream come true. reality,” Jurgens mentioned. “Learning from (Jason) Kelce and Lane Johnson and all those guys down the line. I don’t know if there’s a better place for a lineman to land than in Philadelphia learning from the coach (Jeff) Stoutland.

“I felt like it was a really awesome system that matched what I’m doing and learning from Kelce. He’s a guy I looked up to and a guy I want to emulate and be like.”

Here are five things you need to know about the all-new Eagle:

1. A former tight end who was praised for his granularity, Jurgens moved to center in his freshman year at Nebraska. Despite never breaking the ball until his first season, the 6-foot-2, 303-pound lineman became a three-year starter for the Cornhuskers, earning third-team All-Big Ten honors. in 2021.

“Our O-line coach and head coach Scott Frost brought up the question, ‘Hey, we want you at center.’ And my first reaction was, ‘Oh shit, I don’t know if I can take that weight,'” Jurgens said. “Once I made this change, I gained a lot of weight very quickly. … It took a bit of time to harness everything, but I love the change. Within a day of being with the O line, I was like why have I ever been a tight end.”

2. A native of Beatrice, Nebraska, Jurgens was a two-time First-Team All-State selection at Beatrice High, where he was used as a tight end, linebacker and punter. Ranked a tight No. 7 in the 2018 class and the No. 1 rookie in the state, he committed to Nebraska under Mike Riley but stuck with the program after meeting new head coach Scott Frost.