Eagles Future At The Senior Bowl?

Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) is tackled by Auburn Tigers defensive end Dee Ford (30) during the first half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

It’s no secret I firmly believe the Philadelphia Eagles’ primary need is a dominant pass rusher. Sure there are needs in the secondary but without constant pressure on the opposing quarterback their offense is free to run amok.

Since 2004 when the Eagles’ sack totals are up they have a high probability of making the post season. With one anomaly, the 2010 season they had 50 sacks but did not make the play-offs. So for the Eagles to keep making the play-offs and the Super Bowls they need a good pass rusher. Philadelphia Eagles outside line backer Trent Cole is getting older. He has been a force for the Eagles and it’s time he trains someone new to take over in a few years.

Auburn Tigers defensive end Dee Ford had a decent senior season. But he is turning heads at the senior bowl. Currently, he is projected to go in the second round of the draft. That could be good news for the Eagles in my opinion. The Eagles could pick him up in the first round or take a chance in the second round. Under the tutelage of Cole, Ford could become a force that could define the Eagles’ defensive future.

Topics: Philadelphia Eagles, Senior Bowl

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