The Philadelphia Eagles have had an incredible offseason after what seemed to be a dark period for the franchise during the firing of Doug Pederson and tithe Carson Wentz trade that followed. The team has added star power and necessary firepower to both the offense and defense.
With the signings of Zach Pascal, Kyzir White, James Bradberry and Haason Reddick, the Eagles took advantage of a market that no one thought would be there for them. They then followed the signing period with an incredible draft weekend as they picked two of the anchors from that historical Georgia defense in Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean.
Of course that wasn’t enough as Howie Roseman made a big splash at wide receiver but it wasn’t the pick that anyone was expecting. Instead Roseman traded for one of the top receivers in the league in A.J. Brown. In a move that shocked the NFL, Roseman then secured the young star to a huge four year extension.
Now with the training camp drawing closer, the Eagles have become uncharacteristically quiet since the signing of James Bradberry which means Howie Roseman is still hunting. Here’s a couple of players that Roseman should target next:
Jessie Bates III , Safety
Isn’t it obvious? This has Philly written all over it. After the Steelers made Minkah Fitzpatrick the highest paid safety in the league, the obvious move for the Bengals would be to move Bates for a need. That need just so happens to be in the offensive line and what better place to pick from then the team that PFF has ranked as having the best offensive line in the league. The Eagles have great depth and Andre Dillard should be on the mind of the Bengals GM.
Bates would fill a huge need in the Eagles defense as the team is extremely thin at the safety position. This move would make sense for both teams as the Bengals need some o-line help to protect their franchise QB.
Chuck Clark, Safety
Chuck Clark may not have the same fan appeal as Jessie Bates but he’s still a very efficient player. Clark could be one his way out now that the Ravens drafted Kyle Hamilton. Clark is a substantial part of a very stingy secondary in Baltimore. The Eagles are not strangers to this idea as the Ravens made an offer for Jalen Reagor in exchange for Chuck Clark.
Clelin Ferrell, Edge
There’s no secret that the Eagles are also thin at the defensive end but with the scheme changing this season that may not be the case. Still though, the Eagles need to add a little more beef to the defensive line. With the rumors of Ferrrell being on the outs in Las Veags, this seems like the perfect move.
While Ferrell has yet to find his footing in the NFL the former 4th overall pick could be due for a change of scenery. At 25 years old, the Eagles should embrace the low risk and high reward concept with Clelin Ferrell. While the likelihood of him panning out elsewhere is slim, it may still be a good idea for Philly to shoot their shot.
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