It is no secret that General Manager Howie Roseman covets a great pass-rusher. Most teams do, but no one loves a good edge rusher like the Philadelphia Eagles. Led by veteran and leader of the defense, Brandon Graham, the Birds have a deep roster. one that’s full of edge defenders that could potentially dominate an opposing offense on any given week.
Still, even with that being the case, Eagles fans can expect Roseman to pull the trigger on one in the 2022 NFL Draft. Our staff at Inside The Iggles has the perfect candidate in mind.
Solomon Byrd is the pass rusher the Philadelphia Eagles need.
University of Wyoming pass rusher Solomon Byrd is a unique combination of size (he’s six-foot-four 250-pounds), freak athletic ability, and football intelligence. A dominating force, the California native is a terror coming off the edge, whether that be standing up and playing in space or putting his hand in the dirt and attacking opposing quarterbacks. Byrd is a true force that has the potential to be a superstar in the National Football League.
We at ITI had an amazing opportunity to sit down with an NFL scouting source and ask him his thoughts on the Wyoming pass-rusher. While he asked not to be named he did have this interesting take on Byrd:
He missed 2020 and I still have him as one of the best pass-rushers in college football. He is a tough kid with a great head on his shoulders. I love watching him play in space, really. He is a freaky athletic type, with the tools to dominate in the passing game. He is fast for a man his size and always seems to put himself in the right position to succeed. I think with the right development he could be a star. I guess time will tell.
Despite adding three defensive linemen in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Eagles brass needs to keep their eyes on this new class of pass rushers. Solomon Byrd has all the tools to be a force for the Philadelphia Eagles defensive line. Despite sitting out the 2020 season, we can all expect Byrd to continue his rise on every NFL team’s draft board. With that in mind, the smart thing to do is keep an eye on the kid from Wyoming.