The Eagles make dreams come true with their first two draft choices.
Haason Reddick has done a lot early in his NFL career. In five seasons, four with the Arizona Cardinals and another in Carolina with the Panthers, he’s racked up 323 total tackles, 31 sacks, 50 additional QB hits, 11 forced fumbles, and 15 pass breakups.
You know the saying though. An NFL defense can never have too many pass rushers.
Philly lost Derek Barnett and Ryan Kerrigan to free agency, and while Reddick is a nice upgrade, he, Brandon Graham, and Josh Sweat will still need help. Enter Jermaine Johnson.
He racked 106 total tackles and 18 sacks in 28 career games at the collegiate level with the Georgia Bulldogs and Florida State Seminoles. His addition to Philadelphia’s defensive line gives them one of the best rotation of defensive ends in the NFL.
We’ve all examined Nakobe Dean backward and forward. We’ve examined what an Eagles draft would look like if the Birds passed on him. We’ve also spent some time acknowledging his brilliance even though we’ve also laid out a few reasons why Philadelphia could have some hesitancy in drafting him.
In this scenario, we take another approach. With both Dean and Devin Lloyd on the board, the Eagles give quite a few of their fans their wish. They eschew the Utah Utes star for a talented young man that made quite a name for himself during his final and championship-winning season at the University of Georgia with the Bulldogs.