Eagles from the 2022 squad on the post-NFL Draft roster bubble

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Patrick Johnson #48, Philadelphia Eagles
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. Patrick Johnson, linebacker. 48. player. 54. .

Patrick Johnson and Kyron Johnson seemingly have a tougher hill to climb to make this roster.

Here’s a brief synopsis of the NFL Draft. The first round is about making headlines and, hopefully, adding ten-year starters. Day 2 is often where championship rosters are built. Once we get to Day 3, you’re doing the best you can to find some surprises.

The Eagles drafted Patrick Johnson during the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft at pick 234. He has rewarded them with 33 games played, two starts, 28 tackles, and a forced fumble while playing just under 900 regular-season combined snaps on defense and special teams.

He has played both defensive end and outside linebacker, but the Eagles are getting crowded at both spots. Regardless of what happens, we have seen him give it his all. That’s all anyone can ask for, but making the roster in 2023 may be too tough of a hill to climb.

54. . . . Kyron Johnson, linebacker. 58. player

What are we thinking? Does Philly keep six linebackers? Let’s say our math is right. We’d slot Nakobe Dean, Nicholas Morrow, Haason Reddick, and Nolan Smith on the roster. That means Davion Taylor and Shaun Bradley are probably in a fight to be the fifth guy which would mean Patrick Johnson and Kyron Johnson are in trouble.

Here’s what makes things even tighter for Kyron. Despite being a sixth-round draft choice in 2022, an undrafted guy they found, Christian Elliss, is just simply a better player. The latter was one of the better special teams players the Eagles had when he finally earned an opportunity.