Philadelphia Eagles best and worst free agent options by position

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Dante Fowler #56 of the Los Angeles Rams (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Defensive end

36. . . . Best option: Dante Fowler . . player

Honorable mention: Jadeveon Clowney, Matt Judon

Jadeveon Clowney will be seen as the belle of the ball for free agents at the defensive end position, but the idea that he’s this all-star pass rusher is a little erroneous. He’s more of a run defender. He also plays out of control too often and is injury prone.

Dante Fowler made good on the “prove it” deal he signed last offseason. He logged 11.5 sacks in 2019, and he should hit the open market in 2020 seeing as how the Los Angeles Rams will need to shed some of their big contracts. He’s 26 so he could also get even better than he already is.

45. . . . Worst option: Derek Wolfe. . player

Dishonorable mention: Olivier Vernon, Robert Quinn

Derek Wolfe always seems to be hurt, and that’s alarming because he just turned 30. Plus there’s no guarantee that he’d excel playing with his hand in the ground. Olivier Vernon isn’t the player he used to be. He recorded just 3.5 sacks in 10 games last year.

Robert Quinn had a nice showing in 2019 as he racked up 11.5 sacks, but he’s on the downside of his career and probably isn’t worth a long-term investment. He probably doesn’t have many years left like the one he just had.