NFL Free Agency: Eagles should target these 6 NFC South players

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CLEVELAND, OH – JANUARY 09: Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) leaves the field following the National Football League game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns on January 9, 2022, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

We’re on to our third division that the Eagles could poach from. Let’s turn to the weakest link of all the NFC divisions, the NFC South.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Offense: Tom B… no sorry I mean no one

Unless you’re willing to give Julio Jones one last shot at winning a ring, there aren’t any offensive free agents worth it

Defense: Jamel Dean

Dean is a rising star at cornerback and is in line for a big payday. His number may be too large for the Eagles, but it’s worth monitoring.

Jamel Dean excels in zone but can play press-man only allowed 55.6% completion when targeted. He’s also very willing and able in supporting the run defense. If the Eagles make a splurge, Dean is one of the few to spend on.

New Orleans Saints

Offense: Jarvis Landry

Seven straight seasons of 70 receptions from 2014-2020, broken in 2021 (57) due to.. the Browns, and an injury plagued year in New Orleans in 2022. Now healthy, Jarvis Landry can reintroduce himself as one of the premier slot receivers in the league on a prove it deal with Philly.

Defense: Marcus Davenport

The Saints traded up to #14 in the 2018 draft for Davenport but he’s only had one year (2021) that showed first round talent. He could thrive in a rotational role with the Eagles.

Carolina Panthers

Offense: D’Onta Foreman

In 11 games after CMC was traded, D’Onta Foreman rushed for 877 yards on 4.59 YPC. It’s very likely that the Panthers resign him, but the Eagles should look at Foreman as their big body back to compliment Kenny Gainwell.

Defense: Matt Ioannidis

Ioannidis may not be the force he once was with Washington, but he’s a very valuable depth piece. A product of Temple, he has 69 (nice) pressures over the past two seasons and is a very good run defender.

Atlanta Falcons

Offense: Olamide Zaccheaus

Do not ask me how to pronounce that. A product of St. Joe’s Prep, Zaccheaus had a semi-break out season as WR2 for a run heavy Falcons team and pulled in 40 receptions for 533 yards and three TDs. He also didn’t have one drop this season. He’s a clear upgrade over the Eagles current WR3, Quez Watkins.

Defense: None

No thank you

Other divisions: NFC East, NFC West

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