Ranking potential Eagles defensive tackle targets in 2023 NFL Draft

Gervon Dexter #9, Florida Gators (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
Gervon Dexter #9, Florida Gators (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /
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Jalen Carter #88, Georgia Bulldogs (Photo by Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images) /

player. 840. . . . Gervon Dexter, Florida. 2

If the Eagles look to add a defensive tackle early, Gervon Dexter and Jalen Carter are the best of the bunch.

Sometimes, we use superlatives so frequently that their mention begins to lose its punch. Everyone can’t be the G.O.A.T. seeing as how having three seemingly lends to the theory that you haven’t actually named one.

Here are a few other terms that we use much too frequently: physically imposing… beast… monster. We’ll be honest though. Gervon Dexter is physically imposing as well as a beast and monster.

He’s six-foot-six and 303 pounds. He deflects passes and intercepts them, and if he finds his way into the backfield, he’s a problem.

Dexter would be the top man on our list had it not been for this class’s valedictorian. As was the case last year, the best interior defensive lineman of the next draft class plays for the Georgia Bulldogs (but most of you already knew that).

814. . . . Jalen Carter,. 1. player

Jalen Carter is one of the remaining members of the Georgia Bulldogs’ most recent National Championship-winning team. He’s also one of the major reasons why they have an opportunity to win another this year.

At six-foot-three and 310 pounds, it’s hard to find weaknesses in his game. Injured versus the Missouri Tigers after being the victim of a dirty hit, he missed time, but that won’t jeopardize his draft status.

This is the best defensive tackle of the 2023 NFL Draft class. He’ll be the first interior defensive lineman taken. The question is this. What are the chances of the Eagles taking him and reuniting him with Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean?

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