Interstate of Green: Eagles 53 Man Roster Projection
Alberto Torres @CYTA2013
QB: Carson Wentz, Jalen Hurts, Nate Sudfeld.
RB: Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Corey Clement, Adrian Killins.
WR: Desean Jackson, Jalen Reagor, JJ Arcega Whiteside. Quez Watkins, John Hightower, Deontay Burnett.
(A. Jeffrey on PUP)
TE: Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, Noah Togiai
Tackle: Lane Johnson, Jason Peters, Jordan Mailata, Prince Tega Wanogho.
(Depth at tackle isn’t very promising, don’t be surprised if they trade for someone or sign a vet off the street that can make the depth feel more comfortable.)
Guard: Matt Pryor, Issac Seumalo, Nate Herbig, Jack Driscoll. (Jack Driscoll could see some time as a backup Tackle in the near future; keep an eye out for that, huge praise from Doug Pederson.)
Center: Jason Kelce, Sua Opeta.
DE: Derek Barnett, Vinny Curry, Brandon Graham, Josh Sweat. ( Genard Avery on PUP or IR).
DT: Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, Malik Jackson
LB: Shaun Bradley, TJ Edwards, Nathan Gerry, Duke Riley, Davion Taylor, Casey Toohill.
Safety: Rodney McLeod, Jalen Mills, Will Parks, K’Von Wallace
CB: Nickell Robey-Coleman, Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox, Trevor Williams, Cre’Von Leblanc, Sidney Jones, Rasul Douglas.
ST: Jake Elliott, Cameron Johnston, Rick Lovato
Frederick Blue @BootlegBishop
It’s September and football season is in the air. The National Football League commences the 2020-21 season (absent a preseason) on Thursday, September 10th. The Eagles will start their football season in which they will be pursuing a playoff appearance for the fourth year in a row on Sunday, September 13th against the Washington Football Team. It will certainly continue to the strange year we’ve all experienced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in which many of the NFL stadiums throughout the country will be empty for at least the immediate future and some will allow for limited capacity. In any event, we should all be excited that the season is right around the corner and here are my roster projections for your Philadelphia Eagles:
• Carson Wentz- Top 10 QB and will need to stay healthy for the Eagles to be contenders in 2020
• Nate Sudfield-Given the keys to the #2 job, but did not have a significant amount of additional reps than Jalen Hurts so far in training camp
• Jalen Hurts- A really strong camp performance so far. They will have packages for Hurst during the season and eventually he will be elevated to #2 at some point. Too athletic and talented. He has also shown impressive leadership and poise that has impressed coaches and players alike
• Miles Sanders- Poised for a breakout season. Dual threat
• Boston Scott- One of the underrated additions of the Eagles last season
• Corey Clement-Will we see Super Bowl Corey? Healthiest he has been in a while
• Elijah Holyfield- Has impressed coaches during camp with his physical style of running
• DeSean Jackson- Number 10 still has game-changing speed
• Jalen Reagor- Has impressed with his work ethic, how quickly he has picked up the offense and his physical tools. Another speed demon for the Birds. Will miss 2-4 weeks with a slight shoulder tear which keeps him out of the opener
• Alshon Jeffrey- Although he probably won’t be ready until early October, Jeffrey is still in the mix
• Greg Ward-Very similar to comments above on Boston Scott. Solid slot receiver and Wentz has confidence in him
• John Hightower- Tremendous speed and has made several plays during the course of training camp
• Quez Watkins- Speed, speed and more speed. It’s early, but this rookie crop of WRs have people inside and outside the organization excited
• Zach Ertz- Future hall of famer and hopefully, the Eagles can lock him up long-term
• Dallas Goedert- What a nice problem to have two highly talented TEs and the Eagles will need to make a decision on DG at some point regarding a contract extension
• Noah Togiai- Rookie has stepped up nice in camp and was helped with the injury to Joshua Perkins who showed to be a solid #3 during the 2019 campaign
• Jason Kelce, Jason Peters, Isaac Seumalo, Jack Driscoll, Matt Pryor, Nate Herbig, Jordan Mailata, Prince Tega Wanogho, Luke Juriga
Injured Reserve: Andre Dillard
This is still a top 3 offensive line in the league, but the Dillard injury hurts. With Jason Peters slated for the right guard position (as a result of Brandon Brooks injury) and allegedly requesting more money to move back to left tackle, Eagles may struggle early with Matt Pryor at LT.
• Fletcher Cox, Derek Barnett, Brandon Graham, Malik Jackson, Josh Sweat, Vinny Curry, Casey Toohill, Javon Hargrave, Hassan Ridgeway, Shareef Miller
On the bubble: Genard Avery, Joe Ostman.
This group on paper should wreak havoc for opposing offenses. Avery may go on the PUP list with a deep knee bruise (avoided serious injury) and Ostman has a shot maybe at the expense of Toohill, but we will stick with our projection
• Nate Gerry, Duke Riley, TJ Edwards, Davion Taylor and Shaun Bradley
Young guys (primarily Edwards and Bradley) have impressed and show potential, but this is one of the more concerning areas on the team. Taylor is a project that could develop into a very good player
• Avonte Maddox, Darius Slay, Nickell Robey-Coleman, Rasul Douglas, Cre’Von LeBlanc, Rodney McLeod, Jalen Mills, Will Parks, K’Von Wallace, Sidney Jones
Improved backfield with the addition of Slay and Robey-Coleman. Douglas or Jones could be dealt before or during the season, but both survive. Wallace is a promising rookie and has played against some big-time competition in the SEC.
Jake Elliot, Cameron Johnston and Rick Lovato- No controversy here