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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Edge Rusher

We mentioned our edge rushing linebackers earlier, Reddick and Smith. We include Haason because, as no deal has been reached and no trade has been offered. He's still on the squad and would be forced into action if Philly had to play a game this weekend.

He just might be ticked if he had to do so on his current salary.

The Birds have some guys that can make life tough for the opposing quarterback: Josh Sweat has been restructured and will stay. Bryce Huff has been added. Brandon Graham returns for his swan song.

That's enough to make the mouth water, but what can we say? We're greedy. Can you imagine if an elite edge rusher was added in the NFL Draft? You can never have enough offensive linemen. You can never have too many pass rushers, but as constructed, Philly's depth chart is good enough to make other teams jealous.

Defensive Tackle

For the first time in a dozen years, the great Fletcher Cox won't be joining his Eagles teammates on the field come the regular season, but Philly is stocked here. Look at these names:

Jalen Carter, Jordan Davis, Milton Williams, Marlon Tuipulotu, Moro Ojomo, Noah Elliss, Thomas Booker IV... Yeah, we would say Philly is stocked at the interior of their defensive line.

That won't stop Howie Roseman from continuing to add here, and if he adds a space eater, perhaps a backup nose tackle for Vic Fangio's defensive scheme, watch out. No one would be able to run on Philly again.


Jalen Hurts is the starter. Philly just added a former first-round selection, Kenny Pickett, to back him up. Tanner McKee is here just in case there are any emergencies. Philly may bring a guy in to compete during training camp and the preseason, but it appears the depth chart here is set.

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