Noah Elliss looks like someone threw an Eagles jersey on a tree.
Nothing says ‘nose tackle in a 3-4 defensive scheme’ like six-foot-four and 346 pounds. Defensive linemen are going to be sick of trying to move Noah Elliss off of the line of scrimmage by the time the fourth quarter arrives, but they may not have to.
Once we reach September and we’re discussing who should be left off of the Eagles’ 53-man roster, Elliss figures to fall victim to the numbers game.
Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, Jordan Davis, and Milton Williams will all make the roster, and even though Cox and Hargrave aren’t signed past the coming season, the Birds have some young guys hanging out on the roster who are worthy of a conversation: Marvin Wilson, Renell Wren, and the first of Philly’s trio of sixth-round draft choices in 2021, Marlon Tuipulotu.
Perhaps the Eagles will rely on a mix of multiple fronts during the 2022 season seeing as how Cox and Williams’ presence makes more sense in the traditional 4-3 defensive alignment. We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but before we get there, it should be fun to see how some of the young guys develop. Keep an eye on Noah Elliss even though he has a tough hill to climb to make Philadelphia’s 53-man roster.