Philadelphia Eagles: Regrading Howie Roseman’s 2018 draft class

Josh Sweat, Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Josh Sweat, Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Josh Sweat #94, Philadelphia Eagles
Josh Sweat #94, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images) /

94. 54. defensive end. Florida State. Josh Sweat. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

The Philadelphia Eagles have a star in the making with Josh Sweat.

The Philadelphia Eagles had some high hopes for Josh Sweat in 2018 when they took him 130th-overall during Round 4 of the 2018 NFL Draft… sort of. One might argue that someone the team believed in wouldn’t have sat until Round 4. Then there’s the other thing.

Rather than entrusting Josh Sweat with more playing time, Philly’s brass, more often than not, has spent most of their time trying to find someone to stick on the depth chart in front of him. Look no further than the decision, to draft Shareef Miller in 2019, two consecutive one-year deals that were given to Vinny Curry in 2019 and 2020, and the addition of Ryan Kerrigan in 2021.

Through it all, Sweat has proven to be more valuable than all of those guys, inking a three-year, $40 million extension with the Birds on September 18th.

There have been times when we’ve seen some inconsistency, but in the former Florida State Seminoles’ defense, the argument can be made that the fault there lies more in what the Eagles’ coaches are doing than in some flaw that Josh Sweat has in his game.

He’s been mismanaged. He’s been underutilized. Hopefully, the Eagles have figured that out and have plans to turn this young man loose. He has 87 total tackles and 13.5 sacks in 47 career games with eight starts. Most of that has come in reserve duty.  Grade: B+