Ranking sub-radar EDGE prospects Eagles should scout at Senior Bowl

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The Eagles’ search for young EDGE talent should lead them to the next Senior Bowl.

Welcome to a familiar refrain. As the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine, free-agency period, and next NFL Draft approach, one of the narratives surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles roster is how they plan to address the question marks they have at the defensive end/EDGE position.

You’re, no doubt, very familiar with how we got here, but for those that may have followed the team casually over the past few months, here’s what’s been dominating the discussion.

Brandon Graham remains the Eagles’ best defensive end. He was elected to his first Pro Bowl following the 2020-2021 NFL season, but he’s also coming off of a major injury and turns 34 years young in April. He’s reached the end of his most recent extension, one of the one-year variety, but it seems as though Philadelphia is interested in bringing him back.

Two of the other three guys that were among Philly’s top guys on the depth chart for defensive ends are, in all likelihood, out of here (Derek Barnett and Ryan Kerrigan). That leaves Josh Sweat and Tarron Jackson as the only young stars on the roster while Matt Leo and Cameron Malveaux are also in the mix having been signed to reserve/future deals on January 18th. As you can see, it’s time to do some scouting.

With the Philadelphia Eagles having a massive need at the EDGE position, we examine and rank a few under-the-radar guys worth watching at the coming Senior Bowl on February 5th. Here’s a ranking of six NFL-ready prospects that are definitely worth eyeing.