5 Sub-radar Senior Bowl prospects Philadelphia Eagles need to consider

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Isn’t it time that the Philadelphia Eagles begin valuing the linebacker position?

If you are anything like our staff at ITI, you have been wondering when the Philadelphia Eagles’ front office will invest in a talented linebacker. Sure, the front office drafted two linebackers during 2020’s NFL Draft, but their need to find a difference-maker is obvious.

It’s still early on in both Shaun Bradley and Davion Taylor’s careers, and right now, it’s hard to figure out just what they have in these young backers.

On the other side of that coin, we know exactly what former North Dakota State University and current LSU Tiger Jabril Cox is. He’s a playmaker. At six-four and 235 pounds, Cox is a weapon you can deploy throughout the front seven. He’s comfortable playing in space while in coverage, and he possesses great speed and the ability to cover slot wide receivers.

Adding a player like Jabril Cox would give the Philadelphia Eagles a true difference-maker that they could use in a bevy of ways: as a blitzer coming off of the edge, in coverage and taking away a tight end, or in the run game where he flourishes as a problem for opposing offenses. Adding a player with his ability would give the Philadelphia Eagles a star linebacker, something they haven’t truly had since the days of Jeremiah Trotter.