Ranking former Eagles draftees who now play on other NFL teams

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54. . . . Zach Ertz, Cardinals. 2. player

Zach Ertz and Jordan Poyer top our list of former Eagles draftees playing in other cities now.

Of course Zach Ertz is on the list! As was the case with Jordan Hicks, when Zach was traded to the Arizona Cardinals, everyone knew that it was time for him to move on. He clearly had shown signs of regression, and he was taking snaps away from Dallas Goedert who was beginning to prove on a week-in and week-out basis that he had become the Philadelphia Eagles’ best tight end.

Something has gotten into Zach in the desert though. He’s turned back the clock. Maybe the warm weather is having a nice effect on an aging body. Maybe he just needed a change of scenery, but isn’t it strange that the longest catch and run of his NFL career came during his first game as a Cardinals jersey?

He’ll retire as an Eagle one day. There’s no doubt about it, but for now, we have to watch him run around and make plays for Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray. It still hurts to know that’s true.

. . Jordan Poyer, Bills. 1. player. 16.

Jordan Poyer tops our list! Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 218th-overall selection during Round 7 of the 2013 NFL Draft, making him the 27th cornerback taken, little was expected from this former Oregon State Beaver. Perhaps the Birds gave up on him too early.

Shaun Prater and Roc Carmichael surpassed him on the depth chart, and on October 19th of 2013, he was released after being deemed a healthy scratch for their games in Week 5 and Week 6.

The Cleveland Browns picked him up. Things didn’t work out, but come on! It’s Cleveland!

He joined the Buffalo Bills in 2017, and the light bulb came on. Talk about a ‘late-bloomer’. He’s racked up 519 total tackles with 364 solo stops in five seasons. He’s started all 79 games that he’s appeared in over that time and another seven during the postseason while making the Pro Bowl roster in 2021.

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That brings his tackle tally to 560. Add that to the 18 interceptions, 36 pass breakups, seven forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, and ten sacks that he’s contributed to Buffalo’s cause over that time.

It would have really been cool to see him do that in an Eagles jersey.