Though the Eagles need reinforcements in the secondary and second level, they may want to consider trimming both areas.
In 2017, the Eagles hit a few home runs. They gambled on some guys (Nick Foles, Patrick Robinson, LeGarrette Blount for instance), and every move they made worked in their favor.
Recently, that hasn't happened. Sure, we understood the acquisitions of guys like Shaquille Leonard at the time. The gambles again have made sense, but this time, the additions have left much to be desired.
Philly can move on from Shaq after this season. One of the new guys at safety presents a different scenario. We add his name to the list and that of a young linebacker.
Kevin Byard, safety
Kevin Byard isn't cooked per say, but he isn't the same guy we saw in Tennessee with the Titans. There's no shade there. Most would agree with that. Heck, if we asked Kevin Byard about his performance and he responded with honesty, Kevin Byard would probably agree with that.
Now, about the numbers. Technically, he isn't eligible for free agency until after next season. He wants a new deal, but it may behoove the Birds to see if there's another team that wants to pay him.
Nakobe Dean, linebacker
Nakobe Dean, just days before the beginning of the 2022 NFL Draft, was seen as a possible first-rounder. He slid into Round 3. Philly selected him with the 83rd-overall selection as they viewed the idea as a decent gamble.
His rookie campaign was in essence a redshirt season. He has spent most of his sophomore outing on the injured reserve. We aren't saying it's time to move on, but seeing what his trade value is wouldn't be a bad idea.