First and second-year Eagles projected to start in 2023

There are new faces on the Eagles roster, both young and old, and many will play significant roles in Philadelphia's success during the 2023 NFL season.

Jalen Carter, Philadelphia Eagles
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The Eagles have a nice mix of young talent and established veterans, and many of the new guys will play huge roles.

Following a deep playoff run that almost ended with the Philadelphia Eagles hoisting their second Vince Lombardi Trophy in franchise history, the Birds are preparing for another run. It won't be easy. You have seen the stats time and time again. Teams that lose the Super Bowl often fail to return and win it one season later. We do know that it can be done. The New England Patriots lost Super Bowl LII to Philly but returned one year later to conquer the Los Angeles Rams.

Philly replaced both coordinators but return one of the game's better coaching staffs. They also have a top-tier quarterback, Jalen Hurts, and the NFL's best offensive line. Many of their youngsters will be asked to play significant roles. That includes two youngsters on the offensive side of the ball.

Cam Jurgens and Tyler Steen will battle for the starting right guard position.

Keep an eye on the battle at right guard all summer as the Eagles look to name the long-term replacement for recently-departed Isaac Seumalo. It's going to be interesting to see how this one plays out.

Second-year veteran Cam Jurgens

Cam Jurgens was a second-round draft choice of the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2022 NFL Draft. The expectation is that he'll eventually replace Jason Kelce when the legend finally hangs up the cleats for good. The expectation is also that the Birds will give him every opportunity to earn a starting role as the man who holds down the right guard position between Kelce and all-world right tackle Lane Johnson.

Rookie Tyler Steen

Tyler Steen was the 65th overall selection of the Philadelphia Eagles this past April during the 2023 NFL Draft. He looks the part of an NFL starting guard at six-foot-six and 321 pounds. The question is this. Does he play like an NFL starting guard?

Just is case you're curious, Jurgens stands at six-foot-three, and he tips the scales at 303 pounds. The Eagles have some talented rookies on the defensive side of the ball as well.