Philadelphia Eagles midseason roster grades for every position

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Javon Hargrave (93), Fletcher Cox (91) Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /

The defensive line. . player. 54. . .

The Philadelphia Eagles D-line might be the best unit on the entire roster.

Although Fletcher Cox is still one of the best players at his position (even after nine years), there are times when it can be annoying to watch him wait to have someone pick him up off of the turf when he’s fully capable of getting up himself.

Be that as it may, he still strikes fear into everyone. Brandon Graham keeps getting better with age. Josh Sweat is a monster. If Javon Hargrave can live up to his paycheck and guys like Hassan Ridgeway and Malik Jackson can get completely healthy, this is a unit that could be unstoppable. Grade: B-

54. . . . The linebackers. . player

Ugh. What can any Eagles fan say about the linebacker corps other than bad things? Philly has never shown any real interest in making this unit truly unstoppable, and that goes back to the days of Andy Reid.

Don’t blame Nathan Gerry for being average. Blame three coaching regimes, Jim Schwartz, Howie Roseman, and the culture. T.J. Edwards and Alex Singleton are immensely talented. Let’s hope that Shaun Bradley and Davion Taylor are too, even though the latter looks like he should be a strong safety. Grade: C