A Breakdown of Eagles’ First 2018 Unofficial Depth Chart
The Philadelphia Eagles, more-so the the public relations team, released the Eagles first depth chart of the season, prior to the NFL preseason kicking off on Thursday afternoon. The depth chart positioning is tentative, given the next month or-so to see what impact players can have on the roster. Despite the depth chart being very unofficial, it gives you a better and closer preview of what the Eagles’ roster looks like. Notable aspects of the depth chart include DE Derek Barnett being placed as a starter in front of veteran Michael Bennett. As well as LB Nathan Gerry being the 3rd overall at his position. The depth chart is as follows:
QB: Carson Wentz, Nick Foles, Nate Sudfeld, Joe Callahan
RB: Jay Ajayi, Darren Sproles, Corey Clement, Matt Jones, Wendell Smallwood, Donnel Pumphrey, Josh Adams
WR: Alshon Jeffery, Markus Wheaton, Shelton Gibson, Anthony Mahoungou
WR: Mike Wallace, Mack Hollins, Kamar Aiken, Bryce Treggs
WR: Nelson Agholor, Greg Ward Jr., Rashard Davis, Tim Wilson
TE: Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, Richard Rodgers, Joshua Perkins, Billy Brown, Gannon Sinclair
LT: Jason Peters, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Jordan Mailata,
LG: Stefen Wisniewski, Chance Warmack, Aaron Evans
C: Jason Kelce, Isaac Seumalo, Jon Toth, Ian Park
RG: Brandon Brooks, Matt Pryor, Darrell Greene
RT: Lane Johnson, Taylor Hart, Toby Weathersby
DE: Brandon Graham, Chris Long, Josh Sweat, Danny Ezechukwu, Adam Reth
DE: Derek Barnett, Michael Bennett, Steven Means, Joe Ostman
DT: Fletcher Cox, Destiny Vaeao, Elijah Qualls, Aziz Shittu
DT: Timmy Jernigan, Haloti Ngata, Bruce Hector, Winston Craig
OLB: Nathan Gerry, Kamu Grugier-Hill, Asantay Brown
OLB: Nigel Bradham, Corey Nelson, LaRoy Reynolds
MLB: Jordan Hicks, Joe Walker, Kyle Wilson
CB: Jalen Mills, Sidney Jones, Avonte Maddox, Chandon Sullivan
CB: Ronald Darby, Rasul Douglas, De’Vante Bausby, D.J. Killings
S: Malcolm Jenkins, Tre Sullivan, Jeremy Reaves
S: Rodney McLeod, Corey Graham, Chris Maragos, Stephen Roberts
P: Cameron Johnston
K: Jake Elliott
LS: Rick Lovato
KR: Darren Sproles, Corey Clement, Nelson Agholor
PR: Darren Sproles, Corey Clement, Nelson Agholor
H: Cameron Johnston
NFL Power Rankings: B/R’s Expert Consensus Rank for Each Team
Despite Eagles’ winning the Super Bowl, and being better than they were that game, per Bleacher Report themselves, the Philadelphia Eagles are tied at no. two on their preseason power rankings. Apparently, the Los Angeles Rams are just as good as the reigning Super Bowl champs, and the Minnesota Vikings are even better. Yes, you read that correctly. The team the Eagles beat by 31 in the playoffs, is better than them (LOL). Yes, the Vikings immensely improved with the addition of QB Kirk Cousins and DT Sheldon Richardson, but I wouldn’t say that’s quite enough for them to beat or even tie a 31 point deficit. Shame on Bleacher Report.
Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers lead NFL’s top quarterbacks for 2018
According to David Carr of the NFL, Eagles’ quarterback Carson Wentz is not a top-10 player in the league for 2018. Which is very odd and difficult to understand, considering Wentz threw 33 touchdowns in 13 games, and only seven interceptions. Instead, David thinks Derek Carr, his brother, and Jimmy Garoppolo are better. Last season Derek threw for 11 touchdowns less than Wentz. And Jimmy only threw for seven touchdowns in six games, as well as an ugly five interceptions for the short period of time. Despite Aaron Rodgers being on the list, hopefully its just because Wentz had an injury. Wentz will have to prove them wrong I guess.
Top 100 NFL Players of 2018: Rodgers tops Brady for No. 1, Jaguars have most on list
If you think the actual NFL’s top 100 NFL players list is horrible, you should see CBS’s list. Despite them mentioning six Eagles’ players, there is only one Eagles’ player that ranks in top 50, which is Fletcher Cox at No. 36. The next Eagles’ player comes in at No. 54, Brandon Graham. Probably the most disrespectful ranking yet, is CBS’s placement of Carson Wentz, at No. 70. The MVP-caliber quarterback who only played 13 games, stacked up a total of 33 touchdowns, and only seven interceptions. Quarterbacks better ranked that Wentz, include Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger, Matthew Stafford, and then Wentz. Roethlisberger and Stafford in-front of Wentz is definitely disputable. Other Eagles’ player rankings are 72) Jason Kelce 82) Zach Ertz and 88) Malcolm Jenkins. Hopefully we can expect better from NFL’s player-decided list.
The top 50 NFL players for 2018
Pro Football Focus (PFF) tweets the top 50 NFL players for that year, every year. And somehow, the quarterback who was second in touchdown passes for the 2017-18 season, wasn’t in their list. Carson Wentz had 33 touchdown passes, which was one less than Russell Wilson who played three more games than Wentz. Yes, Wilson was on the list, at No. 34 to be specific, despite Wentz having a better grade. Whatever. Hopefully we can expect better from the NFL’s top 100 NFL players list.
NFL’s 10 most talented teams: Eagles, Jaguars lead the way
The Eagles have been a very popular team in the league this week, particularly in politics for being uninvited to the White House, following their inferior Super Bowl victory. Meanwhile, in the “real” football world, news, Gil Brandt of the NFL wrote that Eagles’ have the most talented roster in the league. Which is not very surprising, considering that they won the latest Super Bowl. The list after the Eagles’ No. 1 ranking goes, 2) Jaguars 3) Rams 4) Vikings 5) Titans 6) Chargers 7) Saints 8) Falcons 9) Steelers 10) Giants.
Carson Wentz heads NFL’s top players from 2016 draft right now
According to David Carr of the NFL, Eagles’ quarterback Carson Wentz is the best player that was drafted out of the 2016 NFL Draft. He ranks over rival players including Cowboys’ RB Ezekiel Elliott and QB Dak Prescott. In the list after Wentz, goes 2) Jalen Ramsey 3) Tyreek Hill 4) Ezekiel Elliott 5) Michael Thomas 6) Jared Golf 7) Joey Bosa 8) Dak Prescott 9) Jordan Howard 10) Kevin Byard. Hopefully Wentz can stay the best player that was drafted out the 2016 NFL Draft for years to come.
NFL defensive line rankings: Jaguars, Eagles, Rams top the list
Brandon Graham, Fletcher Cox, Michael Bennett, Timmy Jernigan, Haloti Ngata, Chris Long, Derek Barnett, Steven Means, and Josh Sweat apparently isn’t enough for Gregg Rosenthal of the NFL. Instead, Rosenthal thinks the Jaguars defensive line is better – Jaguars rank No. 1, and Eagles rank No. 2 in the list. The Jaguars defensive line includes Yannick Ngakoue, Abry Jones, Malik Jackson, and Calais Campbell. Between the Eagles depth, I really disagree with Gregg Rosenthal. Eagles have the best defensive line in the league.
Eagles LB Paul Worrilow tears ACL at OTAs
Anything involving an ACL is probably not likable news to most Eagles fans, especially after their MVP-candidate quarterback Carson Wentz tore his in December. Eagles fans won’t like to hear this either – Philadelphia Eagles veteran linebacker goes down with torn ACL at OTAs on Tuesday.
WATCH: Eagles’ Carson Wentz throwing at OTAs
A video of Carson Wentz throwing has been a rare sight since he went down with a torn ACL in December against the Rams. Well, it’s not much of a rare sight as of Tuesday at OTAs. Watch Carson throw at OTAs here.
Report: Eagles release veteran Mychal Kendricks
Reportedly, defending Super Bowl champions, Philadelphia Eagles, are releasing veteran linebacker Mychal Kendricks. The release will save the Eagles about $7 million in cap space.