1. Offensive Line
You can never have too much protection on the front line for the offense. The Eagles are approaching a crucial time in their franchise. Their starting quarterback Carson Wentz is the answer to their future at the position, but his body needs to hold up. Fewer hits in the pocket mean less chance of him getting hurt. And less pass rushers getting into his territory means the less he wants to scramble out and try to run further risking another non-contact injury.
Jason Peters will play at left tackle in 2019, but it’s unclear if he will be able to hold up all year long without a setback. After this year, he’s more than likely out the door. Behind him is Halapoulivaati Vaitai who has been hot and colt throughout his first three seasons. Then there’s Jordan Mailata who never even wore shoulder pads and a helmet in his entire life around this time last year.
Offensive tackle is absolutely a need, but don’t rule out center/guard either. Brandon Brooks will most likely miss the start of the season, and potentially beyond. So far, the Eagles have yet to address that in free agency, which could indicate that they are going to bring somebody in from the draft. If the Eagles double-dipped on offensive lineman this year, it wouldn’t be a bad thing.