Ranking the Eagles' most pressing positional needs following their massive free-agency overhaul

We rank Philly's most pressing roster needs from top to bottom.

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Yeah, we love C.J. Gardner-Johnson and all. The reunion made us smile just as it made you smile, but we aren't going to tell you Philly is set at the safety position simply because he is on the roster.

C.J. has missed significant time these past two seasons, 19 regular-season games to be exact, and seeing as how he hasn't played a full season since his rookie campaign in 2019, it's doubtful he will do so in year six.

There are other things to discuss. Sydney Brown, after an impressive rookie season, won't be ready by Week 1 of the 2024 campaign. That means Reed Blankenship and Tristin McCollum are the only other options at the position. It may be wise to utilize a draft choice on bringing in a little insurance.


Though it may seem strange to say a unit carrying nine guys has 'needs', no one would be disappointed if Philadelphia addressed its cornerback room in the NFL Draft and did so as early as Round 1. The reasons for that are obvious.

We have a small sample size to judge him on, but we believe Kelee Ringo can play. He won't start though. As you know the starters are Darius Slay and James Bradberry. Both have eclipsed their 30th birthdays.

The perceived starter in the slot is Isaiah Rodgers following the release of Avonte Maddox. Rodgers is currently serving a suspension and hasn't played since December 26th, 2022. Let's say Zech McPhearson is his backup. He missed the most recent season after being injured in a preseason game. None of that is ideal.

Everyone else is relatively unproven although Josh Jobe and Eli Ricks have proven to be fairly solid special teams players. This is a unit that still needs reinforcements as it's also one where deterioration can come quickly.