ESPN reveals the Eagles Biggest Problem

ESPN reveals the Eagles’ largest roster gap that still exists.

The Philadelphia Eagles have done a fantastic job of adding depth to the roster through the draft and free agency thus far this offseason, but there may still be a few spots that need it. The Eagles selected interior defensive line depth when ESPN recently highlighted the largest roster gap still present for each NFL team.

The team’s probable lack of depth on the defensive line, as they transition from a 4-3 to a 3-4 basic system under new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, was the main worry voiced.

From ESPN:

“For a long time, the strength of the Eagles’ 4-3 defense was the ability to constantly rotate defensive linemen to keep the defense fresh. Now Philadelphia will play a 3-4 defense, and the depth suggests there will be a lot less rotation. Jordan Davis, Jalen Carter and Milton Williams are a good set of starters, and it’s certainly possible the Eagles will play a lot of 2-4-5 nickel and need only two of those players at a time.

“Behind them are some question marks. Marlon Tuipulotu has proved himself to be a useful player in three NFL seasons. He had two sacks and 22 combined tackles last season. However, Moro Ojomo had just three tackles as a seventh-round rookie, and PJ Mustipher had just four tackles playing for the Saints.”

The Eagles have spent a couple of high draft picks to sure up the defensive line in recent years. The team selected Jordan Davis in the first round (13th overall) in 2022 and Jalen Carter in the first round (9th overall) last year. The success of Philadelphia’s D-line will depend largely on the continued development of those two guys, in addition to Milton Williams, who the Eagles selected in the third round in 2021.

If those three guys are all able to stay healthy and play well, then defensive line won’t be much of an issue for Philadelphia. But injuries or poor play from any of those three could spell trouble for the Eagles.

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