The needs at the corner back and receiver positions for the Philadelphia Eagles were very clear.
Last year the Eagles had limited bodies at the corner back position including: Bradley Fletcher and Roc Carmichael at left corner back, and Cary Williams and Brandon Boykin at right corner back. Joining them this year will be Former Miami Dolphin Nolan Carroll who will surely help adding a veteran oriented mind to our fairly young defense. The next two new names will be 2014 4th and 5th round draft picks: Jaylen Watkins from University of Florida and Ed Reynolds from Stanford. All this younger depth will add to the versatility of what the Eagles can do defensively, and will also give us a better chance of finding a future star in the bunch. I look for them to grow under players like Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher, its always what you hope for when you have great veteran leadership on your team.
Next is the glaring position everyone loves to talk about since defense isn’t the flashiest of areas on a team. The Eagles did not hesitate from adding to the receiver corps in the draft, signing such a diverse group is what stood out to me more than anything. This will give us multiple choices of attack through the air, whether it be long or short yardage I feel very confident in our command. Id also like to point out that with all the teams in the NFC East adding to their receiver spot on the depth charts, the Eagles matched them. I highly doubt the division will be as one sided as it was last year, expect all four teams to be on the Eagles’ tail feathers all season.
I wanted to bring one of the small but very important things to light here. We all saw last year with Jeremy Maclin going down how the Eagles receiving relied on that one guy 80% of the time. This year you’ll see a more equal amount of work throughout the team.