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Pro Football Focus has been hard at work with their lists as of late. On Wednesday, they dropped their top-3 players on every team in the NFL. For the Eagles, Lane Johnson, A.J. Brown, and Jordan Mailata were the three who made the cut.
The Johnson-Mailata tandem at tackle is one of the NFL’s best and speaks to the strength of the Eagles roster in the trenches. Johnson and Mailata were both top-10 tackles last season in PFF grade, and they’re two of the better athletes in the league at the position.
The Brown addition gives the Eagles the big-bodied, elite receiving option who can work over the middle of the field that their offense was missing. His 2.61 receiving yards per route run since 2019 rank fifth among all players with at least 500 routes run over that stretch.”Every NFL team’s top-three players entering the 2022 season
PFF also listed some of their honorable mentions, which included Dallas Goedert, Jason Kelce, Javon Hargrave, Darius Slay, and James Bradberry.
I would have probably slotted in Jason Kelce over Jordan Mailata due to how important the center position is for the Eagles offense, but I understand giving Mailata the nod here. It speaks to how great the Eagles offensive line is. They have three Pro Bowl talents, and another player in Landon Dickerson who is primed to be a solid starter for years to come.
A.J. Brown making the cut isn’t a huge surprise either. He’s a PFF darling and has all the physical tools to be an All-Pro player. If his skill set is utilized correctly, he can be just as productive as a guy like Deebo Samuel. Don’t be shocked if Nick Sirianni mixes in some Brown hand-offs this season.
As far as some of the defenders PFF listed in their honorable mentions portion, Slay certainly deserves some consideration as a top-3 player on this roster. He was outstanding last season and gave the Eagles their first legitimate No. 1 corner in over a decade.
There was no mention of Haason Reddick, but he also has a chance to elevate into the conversation if he continues his rapid production in 2022.
Once the regular season rolls around, these top-3 guys will more than likely shift a bit. It’ll be interesting to see who makes their case come September.