2nd-day NFL Draft targets the Eagles could explore to fill a Fletcher Cox-sized hole

It's hard to find interior defensive linemen who play the run and rush the quarterback well, but the Eagles may have a few options in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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T'Vondre Sweat, Texas

With Byron Murphy II and T'Vondre Sweat eating up blocks at the interior of the Longhorns' defensive line, it's amazing anyone could ever run on that team. As we head toward the NFL Draft, the latter offers a nice consolation prize for the former as Murphy might be the first defensive tackle to hear his name called.

Sweat stands at six-foot-four and tips the scales at 362 pounds. We're certain we don't have to tell you that alone places him on Howie Roseman's radar. He played well against Alabama and Oklahoma but wasn't as impressive in other outings. The inconsistency may hurt him, but we'll see how things go.

DeWayne Carter, Duke (our dark horse riser)

We thought we'd throw you a curveball. DeWayne Carter cut his teeth collegiately at a basketball school, but we think he has the stuff to rise during the pre-draft process for one major reason, consistency.

That being said, we're placing some Monopoly money (the fake kind) on him catapulting himself into the third round of the coming selection meeting. Darius Robinson (Missouri) is taller, but Carter takes up more space. Leonard Taylor III (Miami) and Brandon Dorlus (Oregon may have more natural talent, but they take plays off and can be inconsistent. Yep! Believe it or not, we're rocking with the Blue Devil.

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