Philadelphia Eagles: Better On Defense Heading Into 2015?

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January 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) runs the ball against the defense of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell (41) during the first half in the NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


Key Additions: Byron Maxwell, Walter Thurmond, Eric Rowe

Key Losses: Cary Williams, Bradley Fletcher

Verdict: Progressed

Cornerback was clearly a major issue in 2014 as the Eagles’ secondary was among the worst in the NFL. To its credit, however, the organization was swift and decisive in its approach to rectifying the issue this offseason. The acquisition of the best CB on the market (Maxwell), and the dogged pursuit of Devin McCourty is proof of this.

Moreover, the team didn’t stop there. The additions of Walter Thurmond and 2nd round pick, Eric Rowe, provided further talent and depth to a once bare secondary. Due to the massive turnover at the Cornerback position,  it’s difficult to project how the new unit might gel, though its hard to imagine them not providing an upgrade over their predecessors. As to the level of upgrade that they provide, we will get a clearer picture come August when the pads go on and the fruits of the process manifest themselves on the field.

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