It has not been the flashiest of starts to the free agency period for the Eagles. We’ve seen more players leave the team than join the team. We’ve seen the team bring back a few role players like Hassan Ridgeway and backup QB Nate Sudfeld. They have brought back defensive players like Mcleod and Mills (who will be better at safety). The Birds also welcomed Javon Hargrave to the team, who will make the interior defensive line a complete nightmare for opposing teams. That being said, I do think there are a few more ideal fits that remain out there for this team.
- Trade for Darius Slay: This is a plug and play for the team. For the first time in a long time, the Eagles will send a corner out to play against a number one receiver and not have to worry about the results. Slay is a physical corner that has a great ability to make a play on the ball. I actually saw a troll Dallas fan post highlights of Slay letting up receptions in coverage. The ironic part was on every reception that was let up, Slay was in perfect position, but the passes were perfect. If they can extend him like the reports made by **groans** Josina Anderson are true, it would be the right move to make.
2. Sign Breshad Perriman: It’s not the sexy name at the WR position. However, Perriman is finally starting to figure it out. I think he’d slide right into the Eagles offense and make a nice impact. Perriman showed last year that he has the ability to utilize his speed with his much-improved route running to get open. You also get him at a much more affordable price. His top-end speed, combined with the speed of a healthy Jackson will cause issues for defenses.
3. Utilize your first two picks on WR/CB: The best thing this team can do in this spot is to continue to add to these positions even if they make the moves listed above. I think you do whatever you have to do to make sure that you secure one of the top three receivers in this draft; Lamb, Jeudy, and Ruggs. However, if that plan falls through and Justin Jefferson is available in that spot than you take him. He has shown strong hands and flashed some speed at the combine that most people did not think he had. The only other player I can see them trading up to grab is CJ Henderson from Florida. Now for the second round, it will flip flop. If they grab a WR in round one, I can see them targeting Bryce Hall of Virginia in Round 2. If they go CB in round one, I see them trying to make a move to go get Tee Higgins or Laviska Shenault Jr. of Colorado.
4. Utilize mid round draft picks on DL/OL: This is usually the tactic utilized by the Eagles anyway. I’d try to strike on a mid round edge rusher like Alex Highsmith from Charlotte. I’d also add to the interior of the Offensive Line as well. Try to land Ben Bredeson of Michigan or Jonah Jackson of Ohio State. Unfortunately, I think you will see both of these guys off the board by the end of round 2.
5. Draft a developmental Quarterback: I think it is always a good idea to take a Quarterback in the late rounds. This year that would be Steven Montez from Colorado for me. I like his size and his delivery of the football is smooth. He also has the athleticism that you like to see in today’s game.
Now obviously there are more moves to be made than this. You need to find depth at other positions along the trenches and at RB. However, the author of the article has finished his cup of coffee and is riding off into the sunset to his bathroom.