I don’t know how it was possible but Chip Kelly took a playoff team that only needed a few more pieces to go deeper in the playoffs, and made the worse. Now it’s Doug Pederson’s, Howie Roseman’s and everybody else’s job to try to get us back to where we used to be. They have done a good job signing a few players a month before such as WR Alshon Jeffery, WR Torrey Smith, and QB Nick Foles. More recently we just added DE Chris Long and CB Patrick Robinson. I still think we are not done yet building; this team needs a few more positions.
No. 1 Cornerback
Even with that cornerback we just signed, I’m still not convinced that our secondary is set. But it is still an upgrade compared to Nolan Carroll and Leodis McKelvin. It was hard trying to secure a number one corner this free agency because everybody wanted them and they wanted a lot of money as well and I don’t think some of them were worth it. We could be able to draft a good one with our 14th pick in the first round since this is a good defensive draft.
Basically this year, every running back on our roster had a chance to run the ball because our starting RB Ryan Mathews either fumbled, or got injured every time they gave the ball to him, so he might be either traded or cut. We always had to use either Darren Sproles, who was a great runner but he’s getting old and this is his last season before retiring, or Wendell Smallwood so if you think about it he is the only running back on the roster. It just so happens that the draft is also a deep running back draft and we could get one with our second round pick.
Weak Side Linebacker
Let’s all face it, no matter how athletic Mychal Kendricks might look, he does not fit our 4-3 defense. I won’t say he’s a bad player. He’s better in a 3-4 defense where he can blitz the quarterback and not just stand back all the time, so he might get traded. I don’t know if there is any good free agency linebackers still out there, but I think the draft is where we need to go like in the 3rd or 4th round.
So far it’s been looking pretty good for the Eagles in free agency. But there are still a few more free agents that will be alright if we get them such as LB Deandre Levy who did well in Jim Schwartz defense and also the draft is coming up so I don’t know what we are going to do with this 1st and 2nd round pick.