Adding stars with recognizable names would shine an even brighter national spotlight on the Philadelphia Eagles. The only questions are about how they would manufacture touches.
If you're playing Fantasy football, these elite talents at the skill positions will definitely turn heads. The questions are, on the Eagles roster, how does a coach create opportunities without robbing another player of their touches and how do these guys feel about being backups?
Running back: Derek Watt
It's hard to find a need for the Philadelphia Eagles at running back, as they've upgraded their committee this offseason. They brought in D'Andre Swift and Rashaad Penny and brought back Boston Scott on another one-year deal to join third-year tailback Kenneth Gainwell.
Perhaps the goal is to allow Penny to play the role of LeGarrette Blount. The problem is he gets hurt a lot. The Eagles have tried the Jordan Howard experiment a few times to varying degrees of success, but with his play style, he won't stay healthy for a full season either. Derek Watt would be an interesting addition, right?
Not only is he six-foot-two and 230 pounds, meaning he could work both with the offensive line as a blocker and as a rusher, but he's also a special teams stud, tackling like a linebacker when able. The Eagles have needed better players on special teams for a while, and Derek Watt could provide such.