4. 5. Jordyn Brooks, Seattle Seahawks
When Jordyn Brooks returned in Week 1 of the 2023 NFL regular season from a torn ACL he suffered in Week 17 of the 2022 campaign, no one knew what to expect. Had no one known he had been injured, he would have done nothing to tip them off.
He's good in coverage though he sometimes drew some tough assignments. He's also stout versus the run. A one-year deal might help him land a healthier salary down the road, but for now, there may be questions about how sturdy and consistent he can be, questions a one-year deal can answer.
3. Patrick Queen, Baltimore Ravens
Patrick Queen's eight sacks and 48 QB pressures over the past two NFL seasons are very impressive. As a matter of fact, he ranks second among off-ball linebackers in both categories over that span.
We have all hinted at Philly pursuing him before, but those of us who were in favor never saw our wishes granted. As the free-agency frenzy approaches, he's free to sign with whoever he wants. He probably will as the Baltimore Ravens may have to choose between paying him or letting him walk seeing as how they added Roquan Smith last offseason.
Most of us believe the Birds won't pay a high price tag, but you never know how these things might go.