Eagles schedule: Ranking expected matchups for James Bradberry

James Bradberry #24, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Chase Claypool #11, Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

3. player. 55. . . . Chase Claypool, Steelers

Chase Claypool and an always scrappy Steelers team stand out on the Eagles schedule like a sore thumb.

The Steelers are a team in transition. After having Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback for the past 18 seasons, the questions now are about whether they should start Mitchell Trubisky or Kenny Pickett. Once they get that ironed out, Pittsburgh’s new QB1 will have the confidence of knowing he can lean on stable and confident coaching as well as near-elite weaponry.

Najee Harris has potential if the offensive line can help him out. We’ll just talk about their wide receivers though.

Big Play has his hands full in this one. Diontae Johnson is one of those underappreciated talents that we don’t mention as often as we should. He’s coming off of a 107-catch, 1,161-yard, eight-touchdown campaign in 2021. He also made the Pro Bowl. This after earning a Second-Team All-Pro nod in 2019.

Bradberry’s job won’t be any easier as he draws Chase Claypool duty. Oh, and while we’re on the subject, we may as well give Avonte Maddox a shout-out. He’s, more than likely, matched up in the slot versus rookie wideout and former Georgia Bulldogs star George Pickens.

How in the heck do the Steelers ALWAYS have great receivers?

Thanks to the 17th game, the Eagles are the only NFC East team that will have to play Pittsburgh. This one’s going to feel like a prize fight. Claypool and Pickens, respectively, are listed at six-foot-four and 283 pounds and six-foot-three and 200 pounds. Bradberry is six-foot-one and tips the scales at 212. Maddox is five-foot-nine and 184 pounds.