Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Bold predictions for 2020’s NFL Draft
Can Philly even wait that long to take a defensive end?
Philly may be prone to treat the linebacker position as though it isn’t important, but they haven’t done that with their defensive ends.
Philly struck a deal for Genard Avery at the deadline last season, and they said that his acquisition was made with 2020’s regular season in mind, not 2019’s final stretch. Shareef Miller was taken in the fourth round of 2019’s draft. The Eagles got nothing out of him.
In 2020, Joe Ostman will be back in the mix. Remember him? You forgot about him, didn’t you? Then there’s Daeshon Hall. He’s still around. So is Josh Sweat. The Eagles have young guys playing at the defensive end position already. They don’t need to keep adding more of them, but it’s doubtful that they’ll be able to resist.
At some point, It’s time to coach up the guys that they already have. Two or three of these guys have to breakout in 2020. There’s no other option. Still, there hasn’t been a draft in the Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman era where they haven’t taken a defensive end.
They’ve taken one in every draft since 2012’s version. This probably won’t be the year that they buck the trend seeing as how, despite everything, we’re still talking about the need for this team to take another pass rusher. Let’s hope they find a late-round steal.