Ranking the NFC East's top five defensive ends: Two Eagles make the cut

How do the Eagles' defensive ends stack up versus the rest of the NFC East? We're glad you asked. Here's the answer.
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2. Josh Sweat- Eagles

The Eagles have been filling the trenches with dogs for decades and the result has been a myriad of sack-filled seasons with teammates competing with each other for production. 2022 was a climatic peak for a fan base whose default competitive demeanor is aggression and Josh Sweat's 11 sacks satiated the appetite of many.

He even scored on a pick vs. the rival Cowboys. Sweat planted his flag on the left side of the line and played outstanding football, with Barnett sidelined by an early injury. If he can continue to improve his run defense, he may become a top-five defensive end league-wide.

1. Montez Sweat- Commanders

Montez Sweat is 6'6, 260 pounds, and has a 4.41 recorded 40-yard dash. He finished last season with eight sacks and with Chase Young coming back, assuming health, offenses will be forced to make a decision on where to allocate more resources for protection.

At 26 years old, Sweat is still coming into his prime and that is a scary thought since he constantly disrupts both the run and the pass game. His potential is through the gabled roof of a five-floor palatial estate. If he can fully reach his peak, good luck trying to keep him off of your quarterback, he's all types of 'special'.

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