They’ve underperformed to this point, but here are two free agents that could maximize their talent with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Some of you may not remember this, but just four years ago, Darron Lee was one of the more highly-touted prospects that were coming out of the NCAA as he was a member of the same draft class that gave us Jared Goff, Joey Bosa, Jalen Ramsey, and this redheaded quarterback from the North Dakota State Bison that you might be familiar with.
Lee was taken off of the board by the New York Jets just 18 spots after Philly took Carson Wentz. So far, in the minds of quite a few football pundits, he hasn’t done a ton to warrant that first-round selection that the Jets used on him, but this is why teams employ linebacker coaches.
There is talent there. He’s also young as he doesn’t turn 26 until October. He might be someone Philly can take a look at if they find themselves in a pinch. Currently, he’s unemployed while coming off of a Super Bowl victory after a one-and-done with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Haason Reddick is another former first-rounder that’s currently seeking employment. He may not be someone that tickles everyone’s fancy as he, like Lee, is sometimes viewed as someone that hasn’t done a great deal to prove to everyone that he’s worthy of the first-round draft choice the Arizona Cardinals spent on him in 2017.
He’s been healthy though as he has appeared in all 48 games that he’s been eligible to play in as a professional. That also includes 20 starts. For his efforts, he’s racked up 192 total tackles, 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and 11 pass breakups.
There’s been no evidence to prove that Reddick and Lee aren’t just as good as Jatavis Brown was. Again, this is why teams have coaches. This is exactly why Ken Flajole and Ryan Paganetti work for Philadelphia. This could be two guys that they’d want to take a look at.