Ranking underrated, sub-30 free agents Eagles should still consider

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54. . . . Alexander Johnson, linebacker. 2. player

Alexander Johnson and Trey Flowers are two guys who are worth the Eagles’ attention.

Okay, technically, this is cheating. Alexander Johnson isn’t a member of the sub-30 club, but he’s only been celebrating three decades of life since Christmas eve of 2021 and doesn’t turn 31 years young until next December.

The 2021 regular season ended early for him as he wound up on the Denver Broncos’ injured reserve after tearing a pectoral muscle, but he’s been a monster whenever he’s been on the field.

There are some pieces in the Eagles’ linebacker room (Davion Taylor, T.J. Edwards, Shaun Bradley, and newly acquired Kyzir White), but if they’re looking to carry six players at the position into the 2022-2023 regular season, Philly won’t do themselves any disservices by giving Johnson a look to see what he has left.

54. . . . Trey Flowers, EDGE. 1. player

Is anyone else intrigued by the knowledge that Trey Flowers isn’t on an NFL roster? Nothing of note came from his decision to follow Matt Patricia from the New England Patriots over to the Detroit Lions in the Motor City. Even still, he earned a spot on the Pats’ 2010s All-Decade Team while playing on some talented squads. That has to count for something.

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The Eagles have been known to shop in free agency’s bargain bin post-draft, and Flowers is worth a look. He has 261 career tackles and 31.5 sacks on his resume to this point, and even though it feels like he’s been in the NFL for ten seasons, he’s only 28 (he turns 29 in August). He still has a lot of good football left to play.