Creating the Eagles All-2010s Team: Defense & Special Teams Edition

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Specialists – Jake Elliott, Donnie Jones, & Jon Dorenbos

Jake Elliott

Despite playing in only 31 games for the Eagles, Elliott has surpassed the likes of Caleb Sturgis, Alex Henery, and Cody Parkey.  Oh, wow, well, I guess his competition wasn’t really that difficult.

Since coming onto the Eagles, Elliott has made the 11th most field goals in the NFL and seventh most extra points.  However, that comes with an 83.9% conversion rate on field goals, 23rd in the league, and a 93.5% conversion rate on extra points, 28th in the league. 

While Elliott needs to work on his accuracy, his leg strength is elite.  His long kick last year was 56 yards and in 2017 his long kick was:

If he can stay with the Eagles for a long career, his trajectory points towards a David Akers-like career.  Akers spent 11 years with the Eagles, so if Elliott spends the same amount and averages 26 field goals a year, he’ll reach 286 field goals for the Eagles, second behind Akers’ 294.

Donnie Jones

Donnie Longball!  Has a specialist ever been so beloved by the Eagles fanbase?  Well the next guy on the list may be the most beloved, but Jones is definitely up there.  

Jones spent five years with the Eagles from 2013 to 2017.  Despite his Eagles tenure being only five years, he is the franchise leader in punting yards.  

During his tenure, he was tenth in the league in punting yards and 15th in yards per punt among punters with over 250 punts.

Let’s end his section of the article with this treasure:

Jon Dorenbos

The Magic Man.  Jon Dorenbos spent ten seasons with the Eagles from 2007 to 2016.  He made two Pro Bowls and was one of the steadiest long snappers in the NFL.  In 2014, ProFootballFocus ranked him as the best long snapper in the NFL.  

The Eagles attempted to trade Dorenbos to the Saints in 2017, but the trade was nullified after the Saints’ team doctors found a heart condition that would ultimately lead to Dorenbos having heart surgery.

The surgery was successful and Dorenbos has led a happy, and magical, life since.


So there you have it Eagles fans!  Your All-2010s Eagles team!  Stay tuned for the All-2000s vote! 

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