3 elite traits Jordan Davis brings to the Philadelphia Eagles immediately

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Jordan Davis makes the transition from Fletcher Cox and/or Javon Hargrave a smooth one.

This isn’t one of those situations where we’re looking for a bridge. Jordan Davis isn’t here to provide a temporary replacement for Fletcher Cox and/or Javon Hargrave (if the Philadelphia Eagles decide to move off of one of them or both of them). He’s here to make the Eagles’ transition from those guys a smooth one.

There’s a similar theory here to when Philadelphia drafted Andre Dillard while still having Jason Peters on the roster. Dillard was supposed to eventually take over at left tackle and provide stability there for years. That was the plan anyway.

Regardless of the intention, it didn’t work (thank goodness for six-foot-eight rugby players), but trust us on this one. That won’t be an issue with Jordan Davis. The release and reacquisition of Cox earlier this offseason means his and Hargrave’s deals end in 2023, making them both unrestricted free agents.

Let’s say Philly holds on to Javon. He and Davis continue to give the Birds a phenomenal punch at the interior of the Eagles’ offensive line for years to come regardless of whether or not Philly is relying on a 3-4 or a 4-3 defensive alignment at that time. If the keys are handed to Jordan, he moves to the head of the table.

Here are three elite traits that he brings to the Birds’ defense immediately regardless of what happens. Rest easy when you place your head on the pillow tonight. Philadelphia struck gold with this guy.