Ranking the top five Eagles at every offensive position

How's that roster build coming along?
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Several new additions... OTAs and mandatory minicamps... The Philadelphia Eagles push on. Nothing can be done about what happened last year... or what should have happened (depending on which lens you're browsing through). Nick Sirianni is still around... like it or not.

There are two new coordinators, one the head coach has wanted on his staff for a while (Vic Fangio), and one who did work for a rival (Kellen Moore). After seeing the latter push Dak Prescott to near-MVP levels, one can't help but wonder what he might do for Jalen Hurts' career and development.

QB1 joins a new tax bracket this season. He'll be expected to live up to the new coins. Fortunately, he won't have to face the journey alone.

Quarterback (Well, we only have four to discuss here)

1. Jalen Hurts
2. Kenny Pickett
3. Tanner McKee
4. Will Grier

This one's pretty obvious. This is Jalen Hurts' team. Kenny Pickett is here just in case something unfortunate happens, making Tanner McKee the emergency guy. Sorry Will Grier... You're auditioning for an opportunity elsewhere.

Philly's top five running backs

1. Saquon Barkley
2. Will Shipley
3. Kenneth Gainwell
4. Kendall Milton
5. Tyrion Davis-Price

It's kind of a bad look when guys fumble during non-contact drills without pads. That's the lasting image of Tyrion Davis-Price in the spring, but even had that not happened, we'd still view undrafted rookie free agent Kendall Milton as a better prospect.

Kenneth Gainwell will be fixated as the second tailback on the depth chart all summer. The coaches trust him. He also isn't as bad as some of the fans say he is.

Still, Will Shipley will eventually emerge as the better player and overtake him as RB2. There's just so much to love about the former Clemson star.

The Eagles top five wide receivers

1. A.J. Brown
1a. DeVonta Smith
3. Parris Campbell
4. Joseph Ngata
5. ????

Here's where the conversations about depth typically begin. A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith form one of the top wide receiver duos in the game.

Past that, there isn't anything elite. DeVante Parker retired before we could drop a 'Fly Eagles Fly' hashtag. Parris Campbell has never lived up to the potential most thought he had.

Britain Covey and Jospeh Ngata are the only other guys we've seen take snaps for the Birds, but the latter only did so during last year's preseason. Philly drafted two rookies. We wouldn't rank them ahead of Campbell, Covey, and Ngata yet, but might one or the other rise to one of the top three to five spots on the depth chart?

Who are Philly's best tight ends?

1. Dallas Goedert
2. Grant Calcaterra
3. C.J. Uzomah
4. E.J. Jenkins
5. Albert Okwuegbunam

Okay, Dallas Goedert is the only guy we trust here, but there may be hope. Coach Sirianni mentioned Grant Calcaterra by name during spring practices without being prompted.

C.J. Uzomah and Albert O? Ummm... Yeah... No one knows. E.J. Jenkins made some nice catches at mandatory minicamp. He also stands at six-foot-six and tips the scales at 245 pounds, but that doesn't guarantee him a roster spot.

The Eagles are stacked along the offensive line (we'll give you ten here)

1. Lane Johnson
2. Landon Dickerson
3. Jordan Mailata
4. Cam Jurgens
5. Mekhi Becton
6. Tyler Steen
7. Fred Johnson
8. Matt Hennessy
9. Trevor Keegan
10. Brett Toth

Cam Jurgens didn't allow a sack in 2023, and he spent his entire rookie season taking mental reps behind Jason Kelce before starting next to the G.O.A.T. at right guard last time around. That experience will prove to be invaluable. He'll get the job done. Just wait and see.

The O-line's depth looks better than it has in past seasons. Some are concerned, albeit slightly, but we think the offensive front will be okay, even after losing a future Hall of Famer.

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