Eagles could enjoy fistfights with these rookies during 2023 NFL season
Are B.J. Ojulari and Jordan Addison good enough to create issues for the Eagles as rookies in 2023?
B.J. Ojulari recorded 58 tackles and 5.5 sacks during his final season at the NCAA level in 2022. There were whispers that he didn’t shed blocks well and that he should have returned for another year. He decided he’d declare for the 2023 NFL Draft and was taken in Round 2 by the Arizona Cardinals, so here we are.
Philly hosts his Arizona Cardinals in Week 17. Some have already determined the Eagles will be favored. We’ll see what happens.
Ojulari could be a star if given proper coaching. The questions are about whether or not he will be given such in an organization as toxic as the one Jonthan Gannon helps lead now.
Jordan Addison, the 23rd-overall selection of the Minnesota Vikings in the most recent NFL Draft, was universally seen as one of the top five prospects at the wide receiver position. He is undersized at five-foot-eleven and 173 pounds. He missed some time with injury issues during his final run at the NCAA level, but he’ll earn time on the field with the Vikes seeing as how Adam Thielen plays for the Carolina Panthers now.
Darius Slay figures to take on Justin Jefferson duty. Addison may be Avonte Maddox’s assignment as he probably grades out as an NFL slot receiver. Keep an eye on the former USC Trojan in Week 2. The only issue he may have is he has to rely on Kirk Cousins to get him the ball.