10 Potential Philadelphia Eagles replacements for Derek Barnett in 2022

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818. . . . Joe Tryon, Washington . 2. player

Despite having great tradition and a nice legacy in college football, people tend to look at the Washington Huskies, especially on the East Coast, and spew out theories that they and many of the other traditional Pac-12 powers aren’t producing the same level of NFL talent that they used to.

Nothing can be further from the truth as former Huskies are just as prominent in today’s NFL as they’ve ever been. Think Vita Vea, Myles Gaskin, Desmond Trufant, Shaq Thompson, Budda baker, and Marcus Peters, just t name a few.

Sure, Philly’s in a quandary about what to do with Sidney Jones, but they’ve also got a third-string tight end on the roster who has shown some promise, Josh Perkins. Joe Tryon is another guy to watch out for. After two solid seasons at the collegiate level (61 total tackles and nine sacks in 23 games), a strong showing in 2021 will remind people of how bright his future is.

. . Gregory Rousseau, Miami. 1. player. 834.

If you’re a die-hard fan of college football, it has to be pretty cool to see the Miami Hurricanes land great football players again, unless of course, you’re a fan of FSU or Florida. Familiarize yourself with the name Gregory Rousseau if you haven’t already.

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He’s six-foot-seven. He weighs 265 pounds, and over the course of his first 14 games (that spans two college football seasons), he’s tallied 59 total tackles, 15.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and a pass breakup. He’s a game-changer and may be seen as the best defensive end in the 2022 draft class once we get to that point.