Projecting the 2020 Eagles 53-Man Roster

All NFL teams have to get down to their 53-man roster by 4PM on Saturday. Last year I went 50/53 in my projections, so let's see if I can bump that number up to 53/53. Here is my best guess at who will make the 2020 Eagles:

Quarterback (3): Carson Wentz, Jalen Hurts, Nate Sudfeld

This is an obvious one because.......well....they're the only three quarterbacks on the roster. Even if there was a 4th one on th roster right now, he wouldn't beat out Sudfeld for a job.

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Running back (3): Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Corey Clement

This might finally be the year the Eagles go back to relying on one running back rather than a running back by committee. Sanders should be the bell cow with Scott mixed in occasionally. Clement should get work in on special teams so he'll still contribute every Sunday. The Eagles seem to like carrying four running backs on the roster, but I think that approach changes this year due to the drop in talent after Clement.


Wide receiver (6): DeSean Jackson, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Greg Ward, Jalen Reagor, John Hightower, Quez Watkins (Alshon Jeffery Begins Season on PUP)

This group of receivers is likely going to be the fastest group in team history. Fans would just need to hope that speed can translate into a successful offense. Deontay Burnett has surprised a lot of people in camp this year, but in my eyes he'll fall just short of making the cut. Once Jeffery is healthy enough to come off the PUP, then Watkins would appear to be the odd-man-out.

Tight end (3): Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, Noah Togiai

Ertz and Goedert should be on the field a lot in 2020. They'll have an unproven backup though as I believe UDFA Togiai will win the job. He has shown some flashes at training camp, but it'll be a whole different story if he is pressed into getting serious playing time if Ertz and/or Goedert go down with injury.


Offensive line (10): Matt Pryor, Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce, Jason Peters, Lane Johnson, Jordan Mailata, Jack Driscoll, Sua Opeta, Nate Herbig, Luke Juriga (Prince Tega Wanogho on IR)

This offensive line is much different than what Eagles fans were expecting to have to open their season. With Brandon Brooks and Andre Dillard gone for 2020, the Birds will have to rely on a makeshift line to protect Carson Wentz for a full 16 games. At this point it's unclear who will be the LT and who will be the RG, and even further beyond that it's unclear how the line will jumble around when Jason Peters inevitably has to miss a few snaps or leave games early entirely. The team should try to stash PTW this year as he is still recovering from a knee injury from college.


Defensive tackle (4): Fletcher Cox, Malik Jackson, Javon Hargrave, Hassan Ridgeway

I think the Birds would like to keep five DTs so they can have a healthy rotation, but they have three studs in Cox, Jackson and Hargrave (and Ridgeway ain't too shabby either) so there's not really a need to carry five this season.

Defensive end (5): Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett, Vinny Curry, Josh Sweat, Genard Avery

The same exact rotation from last season, it'll be interesting to watch if Sweat can force himself onto the field more, or if Barnett can finally have a breakout season.


Linebacker (5): Nate Gerry, T.J. Edwards, Duke Riley, Davion Taylor, Shaun Bradley

The linebacker group is probably the weakest group for the Eagles, but there is certainly some potential here. Edwards is a former UDFA that showed some flashes last year. This will be Riley's first season as a starter/getting a heavy dosage of snaps on defense. Taylor is a raw prospect but has very high upside.


Cornerback (6): Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox, Sidney Jones, Rasul Douglas, Nickell Robey-Coleman, Cre'Von LeBlanc

This group should be an upgrade over last year's group. Slay and Maddox are slated to be the starting outside corners with NRC covering the slot.

Safety (5): Rodney McLeod, Jalen Mills, K'Von Wallace, Will Parks, Grayland Arnold

This group has boom or bust potential with Mills trying out a new position. There is plenty of hype surrounding Wallace, and Parks should get plenty of snaps as well.


Specialists (3): Jake Elliott, Cameron Johnston, Rick Lovato

The Eagles didn't bring in any competition this offseason, so this won't be hard to solve, these are literally the only three specialists on the team and they will make the roster barring any injuries or suspensions.


Practice Squad (16): RB Elijah Holyfield, RB Adrian Killens Jr., RB Mike Warren, WR Deontay Burnett, TE Tyrone Swoopes, G Julian Good-Jones, DT Anthony Rush, DT Raequon Williams, DT T.Y. McGill, DE Casey Toohill, DE Shareef Miller, LB Alex Singleton, CB Trevor Williams, CB Craig James, S Marcus Epps, S Elijah Riley

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