5. Eagles added help at linebacker
As much as Philadelphia doesn’t want to hear it, linebacker always seems to be a position of need during the offseason, and the defense put themselves in an even tougher position back in February when they decided to release Nigel Bradham.
When looking at all of the talent that was still available in the second round at the position, there was some frustration among the fan base over the Eagles deciding to go with Hurts instead of adding a top prospect at linebacker.
But on a positive note, at least Howie Roseman eventually brought on two underrated linebackers with enormous potential in Davion Taylor and Shaun Bradley so the team didn’t receive what would have been plenty of criticism for failing to address the need.
Both rookies still have some developing to do in regards to making the necessary impact at the NFL level, but also when looking at Philadelphia’s current situation, Taylor and Bradley could very well each compete for significant playing time right away if all goes well.
Even if the Eagles needed to be a little patient with both young linebackers, when it comes to the long-term picture at the position, Taylor and Bradley could put Philadelphia’s defense in great shape for years to come.