The Eagles have made some important changes to their roster this offseason. After the first wave of free agency, here is what the depth chart looks like for all three phases of the game:
Obviously this is not what the roster will look like when the regular season comes around since the Eagles have 10 draft picks to use this weekend and another wave of free agency set to take place after the draft. But there are definitely some notes to take from this current roster:
• The front office says they believe i Hurts but they still did a lot of homework on QBs in this draft. They are comfortable with Garnder Minshew at backup so there's a 90% chance the QB room stays the same.
•The Eagles could address the running back position in the draft with a mid-to-late round pick, or possibly bring in a UDFA or two. Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell will be the #1 and #2 with Scott still getting a decent chunk of snaps each game.
•The Eagles have a lot of tight ends on the roster but there's no clear cut #2 behind Dallas Goedert. Jackson is injury prone while Jack Stoll and Noah Togiai are unproven, Richard Rodgers has little left in the tank, and JJAW is trying a new position to help his chances in making the team. It wouldn't be a shock if the team drafted a tight end on day three in the draft.
• The receiver room is still uncertain after DeVonta Smith. There is a real possibility the Birds draft a receiver in the first-round for a third-straight year.
• The offensive line is looking pretty solid if everyone stays healthy, but Howie Roseman could draft a lineman (especially center) early to let him have a full season learning from the best in the business.
•Howie likes depth on his d-line, and last year's pass rushing was underwhelming. They are likely to add some sort of d-lineman early in the draft.
•The linebacker position is a little bit better thanks to the addition of Kyzir White and Haason Reddick rushing the passer from the position occasionally. But fans are holding out hope the team uses a first-round pick on a linebacker for the first time since 1979.
•There's no real reliable player at cornerback outside of Darius Slay. Maybe the team trades up to grab a solid cornerback prospect or drafts a couple prospect in the mid-rounds.
•The safety looks shaky at best. Epps has shown some bursts of good play but hasn't been consistent. Anthony Harris provides some veteran leadership but can't be trusted to make plays without some help. If the Birds don't grab a safety early in the draft then they will likely throw a good chunk of money to free agent safety Tyrann Mathieu.