Potential Eagles free-agent replacements for Brandon Graham

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Potential Eagles replacements for Derek Barnett: Haason Reddick

Whenever we look at guys that may interest the Eagles, scheme fits must be considered. The aforementioned Justin Houston has spent some time in the Ravens’ 3-4 defensive alignment as an outside linebacker, but he’s equally proficient at playing with his hand in the ground as the defensive end in the traditional 4-3.

Harold Landry may not be retained by the Tennessee Titans, especially after they inked Bud Dupree to a massive deal in March of 2021, but he’s seemingly more of an option for a defense that relies on the 3-4 scheme and wants its outside linebackers to drop back and cover when necessary. For that reason, we’ll go with Haason Reddick of the Carolina Panthers as another potential replacement for Brandon Graham.

Reddick is the perfect scheme fit for Philly and someone they just got an extensive look at in Week 5 in their comeback win over the Carolina Panthers. He notched eight total tackles versus the Birds including six of the solo variety and two for the loss of yardage, but that wasn’t all.

Reddick harassed Hurts all day to the tune of two sacks and two additional hits in QB1. It was a dominating performance that makes one ask ‘what if that guy was on our side’? Well, guess what? Once we reach March and the NFL’s free-agency frenzy, there’s a possibility that the Eagles could make that happen.

He’s another prototypical 3-4 OLB. He may not be an immediate scheme fit, but he’s the type of talent that has so much potential that if he doesn’t fit what a defensive coordinator is looking for, that DC may want to alter things slightly.