Eagles Position Profiles: Previewing every position heading into 2021

With Eagles training camp right around the corner, and the 2021 NFL season following shortly after, we’ve been previewing each position on the Eagles roster heading into the upcoming season.

This is your one-stop-shop for those position profiles. From Jalen Hurts and the quarterbacks, to Brandon Graham and the rest of the defensive front, we got you covered.

Here’s a look at each position on this Eagles roster. To read the full position profile, click the corresponding link following each snippet.


Quarterback

The quarterback position in Philadelphia has been marred by controversy over the past few years. With the Nick Foles v. Carson Wentz debate, to the drafting of Jalen Hurts in the second round with Wentz just about to begin his contract extension, leading to the eventual departure of the former second overall pick, the headlines have written themselves for Philly columnists and media members.

Now, with a completely new coaching staff and a heavy emphasis on getting younger, the Eagles are handing Jalen Hurts the keys to the offense. Let’s take a look at what he brings to the table and what he’ll need to do to cement his status as a franchise QB.

To read the full quarterback position profile, click here.


Running Back

Running back is one of the more promising position groups on the Philadelphia Eagles roster as they enter the 2021 season. Miles Sanders is a prime candidate to breakout, Boston Scott has proved he’s a reliable backup, and the additions of Kerryon Johnson, Kenneth Gainwell, and Jordan Howard should all contribute to the offense this season.

To read the full running back position profile, click here.


Wide Receiver

The Eagles wide receiver group can go one of two ways this season. Either they meet their potential and put on a show every Sunday, or they struggle to mesh and continue to be inconsistent.

With guys like Jalen Reagor, Travis Fulgham, and Greg Ward returning, along with the addition of Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith, the talent is certainly there with this group. Head coach Nick Sirianni has a track record of developing wideouts, and he’s preached the importance of putting his skill players in favorable situations all throughout the offseason.

To read the full wide receiver position profile, click here.


Tight End

By all accounts, the Philadelphia Eagles tight end group is one of the strongest position groups on the team entering the 2021 season.

Even if Zach Ertz doesn’t end up playing for the Eagles this year, Dallas Goedert is more than ready to take over as the primary tight end. And veteran Richard Rodgers will provide nice depth either way.

To read the full tight end position profile, click here.


Offensive Line

The Eagles offensive line was a talking point all season in 2020 — for all the wrong reasons. Down two starters before the season even began (Brandon Brooks and Andre Dillard), the Eagles offensive line continued to get decimated with injuries all throughout the year.

To read the full offensive line position profile, click here.


Defensive Line

While the Eagles defensive front is aging, the unit still figures to be the strength of the defense in 2021 — as it has been for the past five or so years.

The team has great depth at each position along the defensive line. They lack that one bonified stud, but guys like Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham are still very good, even if they are out of their primes.

To read the full defensive line position profile, click here.


Linebacker

Linebacker was one of the biggest needs facing the Eagles defense heading into the 2021 offseason.

Alex Singleton emerged as a viable starter in 2020, but the team still needed to add another starting caliber backer to the bunch. Insert Eric Wilson, the former Viking who’s made a name for himself as one of the better coverage linebackers in football.

To read the full linebacker position profile, click here.



Cornerback

Arguably the biggest concern facing the Eagles as the 2021 season approaches is the cornerback position. I, like many other fans, have been banging the table for any kind of notable addition to the group. But alas, the most noteworthy cornerback acquisition this offseason has been selecting Zech McPhearson in the fourth round of the NFL Draft.

Outside of Darius Slay, the team doesn’t have much NFL talent in their cornerback room.

To read the full cornerback position profile, click here.


Safety

The Philadelphia Eagles safety position has been somewhat overlooked by fans this offseason, but it figures to be one of the strengths of their defense in 2021.

Rodney McLeod is set to return from a torn ACL this season, although the timetable for return isn’t set in stone just yet. He’s already stated that he’ll be ready for the season, so let’s hope he’s right. The team also added veteran safety Anthony Harris into the mix, forming a very solid safety duo on the backend of this Eagles defense.

To read the full safety position profile, click here.

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