[AUDIO] Looking the Eagles’ Draft Needs
The Philadelphia Eagles are on hand in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine. With the No. 32 pick in the first round, the Eagles will be looking for a player who can add some more depth to a Super Bowl roster in 2018.
Which positions will they be most focused on? Let’s have a look…
One of the Eagles biggest offseason to-do's is to re-sign Nigel Bradham. If they can't get him resigned, they have a big hole on the defense, both from a production and leadership standpoint. The team also needs to get Jordan Hicks back healthy, and they have Mychal Kendricks, who played maybe his best football in Hicks absence. After those three guys there isn't much depth to the group, finding a linebacker for depth in the draft might be one of the ways the Eagles hope to improve through the draft.
We all know Jason Peters has been one of the best at the position, but at 36, he is coming off a major injury, tearing his ACL and MCL in October. Peters has already said he will play in 2018, but Halapoulivaati Vaitai did handle the position, and got better as the season went on after Peters went down. Lane Johnson is solid on the right side, but even if Peters is back or Vaitai takes over, they need to add some depth at the position through the draft.
The Eagles starters, Fletcher Cox and Tim Jernigan, are both solid, and signed. The issue is the depth behind them on the line. With Beau Allen most likely gone via free agency, they will need to find another tackle in the rotation, to add some depth, with Jim Schwartz liking to rotate his defensive lineman throughout the game.