After an efficient and light offseason, Philadelphia worked during training camp and the preseason, looking for a return trip to the Super Bowl.
The Eagles are NFC favorites and boast one of the NFL’s top pass-rushing units and a retooled secondary led by the top cornerback duo in the NFL.
With preparation for the season opener at New England set to begin, we’re ranking Philadelphia’s position groups after roster cuts.
Position notes: Fletcher Cox is the veteran but he’s still productive and coming off a 7 sack season. This is the best thanks to Jalen Carter and Jordan Davis, while Milton Williams is a breakout candidate.
Tuipulotu, Kentavius Street and Moro Ojomo add more depth.
Position notes: It’s a retooled group, but headlined by two All-Pros in James Bradberry and Darius Slay.
Second year cornerback Josh Jobe is ascending, while Eli Ricks and Kelee Ringo are intriguing and improving rookies.
Position notes: Haason Reddick is an All-Pro and will enter the season rehabbing a surgically repaired thumb. Reddick will play, but he’ll be slightly hampered.
Derek Barnett, Brandon Graham and Josh Sweat are established pass rushers, while Nolan Smith offers athleticism and versatility as a rookie.
Position notes: Reed Blankenship is an unquestioned starter, while Justin Evans will likely start with Terrell Edmunds and rookie Sydney Brown adding depth.
Position notes: Zach Cunningham was a late additin and he’ll start opposite Nakobe Dean, while Christian Elliss will excel on special teams.