Let’s take a swing at piecing together a depth chart for the Philadelphia Eagles on offense, shall we?
Whether you’re a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles or any of the other 31 NFL franchises, it sort of felt like Christmas came about seven months early, didn’t it? News broke that coaches and players may be heading back to their respective facilities sooner than we all thought.
That means we’re one step closer to assuring ourselves of a professional football season, and no one’s going to complain about that.
Certainly, there are concerns. What does this mean as far as how we’re to evaluate talent and build a roster? When does practice start? What will that look like? If it was just Philly that had to answer these questions, we could all cry “foul”, but with every franchise stifled by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, every team is on equal footing.
It’s still going to take some doing to construct the best team possible without the benefit of OTAs or a rookie minicamp.
That doesn’t mean that the football minds have stopped churning out theories though. If teams do go back to work in June or July, goal number one for everyone is identical. Find the 53 guys who will make the roster. Here’s ITI’s attempt to help out.
Here’s our way-too-early projected depth chart for the offensive side of the ball. The debate table is officially open.