Pro Football Focus: Eagles Earn A- Grade for Offseason Moves
With the key additions of safety Rodney McLeod, guard Brandon Brooks, quarterback Chase Daniel, cornerback Leodis McKelvin, wide outs Chris Givens and Ruben Randell, along with the retention of Sam Bradford, Vinny Curry and Nolan Carroll, Pro Football Focus has given the Philadelphia Eagles an A- for its free agency grade.
The Eagles’ off-season was all about cleansing the franchise of any lingering influence of Chip Kelly. Much of the work was focused on getting rid of any player Kelly was directly involved in bringing in. They found a willing trade partner in Miami to offload Byron Maxwell and Kiko Alonso, and the Titans were happy to take a slightly used, high-mileage workhorse back like DeMarco Murray.
In addition to the deep-cleaning of the roster, the Eagles also made some shrewd acquisitions, with safety Rodney McLeod and G Brandon Brooks, in particular, addressing areas of need. McLeod has back-to-back seasons with solid PFF coverage grades, and makes the kind of monster hits that will endear him to Philadelphia fans in a heartbeat. Brooks has been a Pro-Bowl caliber guard for Houston, and even last season when in a down year, he was still a strong pass-blocking guard, something the Eagles struggled badly with a year ago.
The Eagles' A- grade is tops in the NFC East as the New York Giants received at B-, the Dallas Cowboys received a C+, while the Washington Redskins received a C-.