It is no secret that the Philadelphia Eagles love defensive linemen. Offseason after offseason, the front office spends their time searching for talented pass-rushers. It’s been sort of tradition in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’.
The 2021 NFL Draft lacked quality linemen. Sure, the ‘Birds’ drafted a few potential studs, but with that in mind, the Eagles need to keep an eye on the 2022 NFL Draft and its rising stars. One defender sticks out from the rest of the crowd, LSU defensive tackle Neil Farrell Jr.
Blessed with great size at six-foot-four and 319-pounds, the Alabama native is a mountain of a man. With tree trunks for legs, Farrell is a dominant space-eater, one that causes opposing offenses, and that’s true in both the run game and passing game.
Farrell has the athletic make-up that coaches search for in the National Football League. When you put on his film, the one thing that stands out is his athleticism. A man his size isn’t supposed to move so well, and yet he does much like current Philadelphia Eagles star defender Fletcher Cox.
Philadelphia Eagles fans will be interested in this scouting take.
We at ITI had the opportunity to speak with a scouting source and ask him his take on the LSU Tiger. While he asked not to be mentioned his name he did have this to say:
Neil Farrell is the next in line of great SEC defensive linemen. He doesn’t pop every play, but he does all the small things that you want from your guy. He will be a good one at the next level, and with a little development, he could be great. I know we are talking about fit, so in my opinion, he would be a great fit for the Philadelphia Eagles. Any team in the NFL really.
To make long stories short, think of things this way. Neil Farrell Jr. could be just what the Philadelphia Eagles defense needs.
Despite being stacked on the defensive line, the Philadelphia Eagles defense needs to continue to add youth. The 2022 NFL Draft could help them do just that. We all know that the front office will be searching for more talent on the defensive line. As usual, that will begin someone like LSU’s Neil Farrell Jr. He’d be the perfect start.
He has all the tools and skillset to be a dominant force in the NFL. The Eagles could definitely benefit by adding him.