Eagles who will benefit from the addition of new teammates at their position

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Milton Williams, Philadelphia Eagles
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. . Milton Williams, defensive tackle. 93. player. 54.

It’s year two in an Eagles uniform for Milton Williams, and this is going to be tons of fun.

If you cooked up any mocks before the 2021 NFL Draft, and you had the Birds taking Milton Williams 73rd-overall during Round 3, you’re truly in the wrong business. You need to put in your two-weeks notice now and move to Las Vegas so you can help those casinos put some of these game-day lines and point spreads together.

No one saw a Milton Williams selection coming. Thank goodness we were wrong. The six-foot-three, 290-pound former Louisiana Tech Bulldog improved all season in year one, and by the looks of things, the upward swing figures to continue in 2022. This guy is someone this team and organization needs to keep around for a while.

The selection of Jordan Davis shouldn’t affect anything other than Milton’s playing time. After playing 456 snaps in 2021, roughly 41 percent of the team’s total, some of those snaps figure to go to the rookie.

Again, Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave are still on the roster. They’ll be in the mix as well, but neither of those guys are signed past this season. We have a long way to go before we have serious conversations about that, but for now, having those guys around will be of benefit to a young man still learning the NFL game. A nice rotation should keep all of those guys fresh and healthy all season too.