No one would complain if the Eagles got better at the second level.
Here’s a trivia question for you. Can you name everybody that plays linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles? If you can, that’s great. If you can’t, don’t be bothered. That has no bearing on how loyal you are as a fan. It may just mean what this team has doesn’t make that much of an impression on you.
We know the team’s figured out the middle linebacker position. Jordan Hicks appears to be a player on the rise. We also know about the extension Mychal Kendricks signed recently. Unfortunately, he’s been a concern and very inconsistent. The Eagles got decent production from their second level, but one thing’s certain. This team isn’t very deep at linebacker, and if they’re going to be a factor, they could use a few more playmakers that strike fear into the opposition.
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With that being said, here are ten outside linebackers who are projected to play in the 4-3 scheme that the Eagles need to place on their draft board (in no particular order):
If you had a defense coordinator who utilized the blitz a little more often, Watt would be the perfect addition because of his pass rushing ability. He still might be worth a look being that he can play outside or inside.