The Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive ends are this team’s weakest link.
Heading into year 11, Brandon Graham is still one of the best players on this Eagles roster. Sadly, he also one of the oldest. There’s no way to prove this next statement’s accuracy, but had any of these young guys developed faster, “B.G.” might already be playing for someone else.
It’s year four of the Derek Barnett journey, and he’s done nothing to instill any faith in him being the top guy on this team’s depth chart at the position or that drafting him was the right move. Philly’s got a lot of bodies at defensive end, but Josh Sweat, even though he’s shown some signs, isn’t going to instill fear in anyone. Neither is Daeshon Hall or Shareef Miller. Grade: C-
It’s hard to understand why more time isn’t being spent discussing what happens if Miles Sanders goes down with an injury, but what you should have learned after Week 17 of the 2019 season is he isn’t indestructible. He’s talented, but he can get hurt.
If that happens Boston Scott is it’s team’s starter. Think about that for a second. Sure, he played a whale of a game versus the rival New York Giants in the regular-season finale, but that’s the Giants. Do you really think he’s scoring multiple touchdowns versus the San Francisco 49ers or the New England Patriots defense? Even with the addition of Michael Warren and Adrian Killins post-draft, this team has a bunch of guys that have the same skill set. Grade C-