Ranking every Philadelphia Eagles offensive unit ahead of training camp

DeVonta Smith #6, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
DeVonta Smith #6, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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A.J. Brown #11, DeVonta Smith #6, Philadelphia Eagles
A.J. Brown #11, DeVonta Smith #6, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

. . . Wide receiver. 2. player. 54

The Philadelphia Eagles have the best offensive line in the NFL, and they’ve upgraded their wide receiver corps.

After an exciting rookie campaign, everyone is pumped about what DeVonta Smith brings to the table in his sophomore season, especially now that A.J. Brown is in the mix and figures to draw the attention of every opposing defense’s best cover guy.

Quez Watkins is a playmaker. He’s shown the ability to make tough, contested catches and run past people. Jalen Hurts’ bomb to him in Carolina versus the Panthers helped fuel a comeback win.

Zach Pascal is a nice third-down/red-zone target. He figures to do the dirty work, and if someone else can step up, perhaps Greg Ward, opposing secondaries won’t sleep very well during the weeks that they have the Birds on the schedule.

Offensive line. 1. player. 54. . .

Who didn’t think this was coming? The NFL’s best offensive line tops this ranking as they have four legitimate Pro Bowl candidates (Jordan Mailata, Landon Dickerson, Jason Kelce, and Lane Johnson), and the fifth starter is one of the game’s most underrated guards, one who’s just as good as anyone else playing his position when he’s healthy (Isaac Seumalo).

The one knock on the Philadelphia Eagles’ O-line used to be a lack of depth. That’s no longer an issue as Andre Dillard, Jack Driscoll, Cam Jurgens, and Sua Opeta make up the second string. This unit is led by the best O-line coach in the business, Jeff Stoutland.

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Philly’s philosophy has been to build in the trenches, and on offense, they can hang their hat on a unit that should clear holes in the running game and keep Jalen Hurts upright all season. There truly isn’t much to complain about with these guys. Expect supreme efforts all season.