The Philadelphia Eagles always like to add pass rushers
Just like last year with Casey Toohill, the Philadelphia Eagles will end the draft by picking a pass rusher. They’re always looking for more guys in the trenches. Brandon Graham has just one year left on his contract. Derek Barnett will be playing on his fifth-year option in 2021. Vinny Curry is a free agent after this year. Genard Avery also has one year left on his deal and hasn’t produced outside of Week 4. Josh Sweat will also be in his contract year.
While the interior hasn’t been the monster we thought it would be, the Eagles already have a lot invested there. Fletcher Cox is locked in for a couple more years, Javon Hargrave is settling into the wide nine scheme and has two more years, and Malik Jackson has one more year. Plus, Raequan Williams and T.Y. McGill have shown flashes when called upon. Hassan Ridgeway has made some big plays when healthy.
That’s why the Eagles will go with Joshua Kaindoh in Round 7. Kaindoh looks like a monster standing at six-foot-seven and weighing 265 pounds, similar to Josh Sweat (six-foot-five, 251 pounds). Kaindoh and Sweat are actually pretty similar. Obviously, they are both defensive ends from Florida State but Kaindoh has an injury history as well.
He was sidelined for the 2019 season after just three games due to a lower leg injury. Sweat had a history of knee injuries. Sweat also had better pass rush moves and more production than Kaindoh. However, Kaindoh is likely going to be a late-round pick. These are the types of players you take a chance on late in the draft.