The Philadelphia Eagles love Noah Elliss, but he could fall victim to the numbers game.
This could be seen as a slight, but it isn’t meant to be. Noah Elliss is built like a good Frigidaire freezer. He’s six-foot-four and 367 pounds, and opposing linemen are really going to get tired of trying to move him off of the line of scrimmage once the fourth quarter arrives.
Discuss his potential with anyone, and you’ll often hear that he’s someone who probably should have heard his name called during the draft. He may not have played for one of the well-known powers in college football. He’s a former Idaho Vandal. Still, even with that being said, no one should be shocked if he winds up on an NFL roster… even if that roster isn’t the one belonging to Philadelphia.
The Eagles have a deep roster, especially along the defensive line’s interior. Fletcher Cox is entering what might be the final year of his great career with the organization. Javon Hargrave is in a contract season, but he’ll make the team as will first-round draft choice Jordan Davis and second-year star Milton Williams.
The theory is Philadelphia will keep four defensive tackles, and if so, we may be approaching gridlock here. If that’s indeed the case, Marlon Tuipulotu, Marvin Wilson, and Renell Wren are in a bit of trouble. The problem Elliss has is, despite being talented, he might be the last man on what’s, as of right now, an eight-man totem pole.