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2024 Eagles Training Camp

2023 Season Review
The Eagles won their first division title in 2024 under GM-Neal Wintermute. They went on to defeat their division rivals, the Washington Redskins in the wild card round before losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks 21-20 after Seattle scored 18 points in the fourth quarter for the come from behind win. Perhaps the proudest accomplishment for this team was to beat the Redskins three times in one season. The Eagles know the Redskins are a great team so this was very satisfying to take them down three times. The season started with 5 consecutive wins including a 31-13 win over the Pats, a 37-24 win over the Bucs, and a 54-14 win over the Redskins. Each of these wins were quality wins. The Eagles then lost two of the next three. The losses came against the Dolphins 35-29 and the Cowboys 28-16. The Eagles then finished out the season by going 4-4 with a bad loss to the Giants that almost killed their season. QB-Joe Brosseau was injured in week 6 which meant that Stephen McGee needed to fill in for four weeks. He did so admirable and actually finished the season with a QB rating of 95.6 (higher than Brosseau). WR-Eddie Burns continued his remarkable career with another 1751 yards. He's averaging 1817 yards per season right now, just an astounding number. Defensively CB-Jonathan Cook had a down season with only two interceptions. He also missed seven games with an injury. This put a ton of pressure on CB-Justin Rodgers, but he came through with five interceptions and thirty deflections. Overall it was a good year for the Eagles.

Here's a look at the 2023 season by the numbers:

Total yards by the offense: 9th (371.5)
Total yards passing: 7th (270.1)
Total yards rushing: 22nd (101.4)

Summary: This is a passing team. With the talent at receivers how do you not emphasize the pass, but the team was deceptively bad on running the football. Rogers picked it up at the end of the season, but there were too many games where the offense got no help from the running game. The Eagles hope is that quicker RB's will improve this aspect of the team.

Total yards by the defense: 25th (368.3)
Total yards against passing: 28th (261.1)
Total yards against rushing: 15th (107.2)

Summary: Plain and simple this is where the Eagles were weak. The stats don't lie here. The Eagles secondary was just not good enough They were slow and thin at CB. Once Cook went down, they just did have the horses to replace him. The Eagles ended up playing FS-Glenn Black a number of games as a CB. His AWR was really too low to cover WR's for 7 games. Even the rushing defense was just OK. The LB's just need more AWR, which they are getting. The Eagles did have a good pass rush, finishing the year 6th in the league with 49 sacks. Brooks Reed and Mohamed Kissel combined for 17 of these sacks. Surprisingly Kissel had 8 sacks from the RE position. This is a pretty remarkable stat if you think about it.

Draft Class

Here a look at the 2024 Eagles draft class, it seems to be filled with promise. The hope is that they could finally settle on a RB after years of impatience and frustration.

1.15- CB-Bradley Roby- 5'11", 93 SPD, 62 AWR, 95 AGI, 93 ACC, 62 CTH, and 94 JMP- The Eagles need a #2 CB with Cook regressing and so in steps Roby. He'll get some assistance in training camp with at least his speed. His ultimate role would be to guard other teams speed receivers.

1.25- MLB-Dale Simon- 6'3", 253 lbs., 80 SPD, 77 STR, 64 AWR, 81 AGI, and 84 ACC- Last year, Courtney Upshaw went down several weeks with an injury and the Eagles weren't happy with the options they had behind him. MLB is a key position and they did not want to be caught off guard again this season. Simon will likely benefit from training camp as well.

2.12- DT-Lawrence Drake- 6'5", 345 lbs., 52 SPD, 97 STR, 68 AWR, 76 ACC, and 80 TAK= Drake is a run-stopping beast, which is exactly what the Eagles need. He'll team up with Michael Guerrero one of last year's first round picks.

2.15- LE-Jeremy Neal- 6'4", 85 SPD, 86 AGI, and 85 ACC- He's a speed rushing DE. The Eagles currently have Brooks Reed, but Reed is now 30 and doesn't have many good years left. This could mean Reed is on the block, we'll see.

2.25- HB-Wayne Buchanan- 84 SPD, 65 STR, 92 AGI, 97 ACC, 80 CAR, and 82 BTK- Buchanan is a gamble, but his quickness is worth the gamble in the Eagles eyes. He will gain some speed in training camp and we'll see how well his AGI-ACC combo does in the RZL.

3.8- HB-Jason Delgado- 89 SPD, 71 STR, 98 AGI, and 95 ACC- Delgado doesn't have the rushing skills that Buchanan does, but his athleticism is just as good if not better. We'll see what the future holds for both of these backs, but Delgado gives the Eagles an option if Buchanan struggles.

3.10-LG-Warren Lamont- 368 lbs., 97 STR, 72 ACC, and 90 RBK- He's big and strong. I don't know what his roll will be this year, but a favorable skew makes him a candidate to play.

3.15- SS-Jimmie Ward- 5'11", 91 SPD, 67 AWR, 88 AGI, 95 ACC, and 66 CTH- Ward has some incredible athleticism for being available in the middle of the third round. He'll be a great backup this season and provides depth for the Eagles at the safety position.

4.11- HB-Rodney Lott- 83 SPD, 61 STR, 68 AWR, 86 AGI, 84 ACC, and 76 CAR- Lott is going to be the Eagles starting FB. They want athleticism at the position.

5.25- LG-Jeremy Ward- 66 SPD, 84 STR, 64 AWR, 60, AGI, 75 ACC, 85 PBK, and 80 RBK. Ward will be a backup OL, but a crazy favorable skew in strength would make him a really viable option to start.

Offseason Releases
WR-Ward Bowman- The Eagles parted ways with Bowman after one season in Philly. He was helpful to the Eagles as a returner and depth WR, but his skills were diminishing and there was no cap hit for his release so it was a relatively easy decision.

FB-Eric Williamson- Williamson also spent only one season in Philly. He did a nice job as a blocking fullback, but the Eagles just wanted more speed at the position. The Broncos have since signed him in free agency.

The Eagles also chose not to resign MLB-Jesse Prince, DT-Walter Thomas, QB-Rich Prescott, HB-Dwain Nair, or HB-Darren Evans. The Broncos signed Evans in free agency, all the rest of the players remain unsigned.

Trades

Trade #1
Steelers get LE-Sam Montgomery and Eagles 4th round pick
Eagles get CB-Tyrann Mathieu

Analysis: Montgomery was not a selection by the current Eagles front office and he was never going to play in Philly so they traded him with the 4th round pick for Mathieu. Mathieu gives the Eagles some needed speed in the secondary and is also a legitimate return man.

Trade #2
Patriots get Eagles 3rd round pick
Eagles get C-Kenneth Bales

Analysis: The Eagles offensive line was getting really expensive so they were looking for cheaper alternatives. C-Matt Tennant was shopped the entire offseason, but the Eagles found no takers so at this point this will be a position battle between Bales and Tennant. Original Bales was going to start if Tennant was moved.

Trade #3
Browns get LG-Sammy Noel
Eagles get Browns 3rd

Analysis: Unfortunately this was a cost cutting move. Noel is worth more than a 3rd, but his contract was limiting the Eagles in their ability to make other moves. Dave Lyons is waiting in the wings to start if he can show he has the blocking skills to do so.

Trade #4
Patriots get RT-Matt Kalil
Eagles get 1.12, 3.10, and 3.24

Kalil is a stud no question, but he will be getting paid big time in the next couple of years and the Eagles want to gain some cap relief from their offensive line. Getting to 1.12 plus two 3rd round picks also allowed them to fill some needs with more quality players.

Trade #5
Cowboys get 1.12, 2.25 and 3.24
Eagles get 1.15, 2.15, and 3.15

Analysis: This was simply about trading back in round one for better positions in rounds two and three.

Trade #6
Bengals receive HB-Darrin Rogers and 7.25
Eagles receive 2.12 and 4.11

Analysis: Rogers was our guy, but his AGI was always a worry, plus we simply felt we would have to put too many training camp points into him to make the guy we wanted. Being able to get 2.12 plus a 4th made this an easy decision. The only worry is whether or not we can actually get a RB who will stay in Philly.

Trade #7
Cowboys get FS-Russell Graham and 6.25
Eagles get 2.25

Analysis: It’s rare the Eagles trade guys they draft the previous year. Yet, within the span of a couple of minutes they grade both Rogers and Graham. The bottom line on Graham is that Black has played better and is young and still cheap. Having two good free safeties may be fine on a roster without holes, but the Eagles are not such a roster. This trade allowed them to address yet another area of need.

Free Agents
The Eagles sat on the sidelines for the first round of free agency, but they intend to be active on the offensive side of the ball in the next rounds. Financially they should be able to make a few things happen here.

Player Profile
TE-Jordan Reed - The 23 year old was the Eagles 2nd round pick in the 2022 draft. He is 6’6”, 243 lbs with 86 SPD, 71 AWR, 82 AGI, 85 ACC, 82 CTH, and 88 JMP. Reed is part of an exceptional tall and yet quite athletic receiving core in Philly. He has 87 receptions and 1124 yards in his first two seasons in the league. Reed continues to improve his skills and is likely to see his speed increase once again this training camp. He has made the Pro-Bowl in both of his two seasons. Reed and Burns are an extremely intimidating duo to guard and then when you add in second year WR-Todd Moreno and veteran WR-Rudolpho Nash, you can see why shorter secondaries are a great matchup for the Eagles. Even taller secondaries, for that matter, still lack the height to deal with this group.

Offseason Training
The Eagles management will carry on with the offseason training they initiated several years ago in Chicago. The Eagles have scheduled offseason works in Phoenix, Arizona at the Gelos Center for Athletic Development. Gelos continues to refine its’ cutting edge speed training program used in a variety of sports by a growing number of high school and college athletic programs. The program emphasizes short and long distance running as a means of losing weight and building muscle in the legs.

The Eagles would like to send their entire secondary and receiving core every year, but obviously that is not possible since there are only six points available. The league’s new training camp restrictions are a great thing for the league, but this also makes your selections all that much more strategic.

While there is a great interest in the Eagles developing other attributes like acceleration, agility and to a lesser degree strength, the bottom line is that speed is the most important attribute in Madden and if they are going to be successful, they’ve got to be one of the faster teams in the league. Now it’s not just simply being fast for the Eagles, but being fast with guys that have great size too.

For example a guy like CB-Justin Rodgers is currently at 95 SPD. 95 SPD is a bad thing, but it would be slightly above average if he were 5’10”. Fortunately for the Eagles, he is 6’2”. The goal of training camp is to put the defensive players in good position to matchup against the other teams’ best offensive players and to put the offensive players is great position for mismatches against the other teams’ best defensive players.

One of the other rules the Eagles management goes by in this process is not to dump training camp point on the offensive and defensive line with the exception of the left defensive end. It’s really about the skilled positions with training camp as the most dramatic impacts come from them.

So the following guys are likely to see points added to their speed this offseason: WR-Eddie Burns, CB-Justin Rodgers, WR-Todd Moreno, TE-Jordan Reed and CB-Bradley Roby. This list is subject to change depending on the skew and other factors. Other candidates for training camp include FS-Glenn Black, MLB-Dale Simon, LE-Jeremy Neal, HB-Wayne Buchanan.

So what is your team's strategy concerning training camp points?

Will your team use the points strictly for speed or are there other attributes that you use it for? If so, which ones?

Will your team use the points for non-physical attributes like awareness and catch?

What positions does your team normally target for training camp? Over the years have they focused more on the defense than the offense or offense more than the defense?

Are there certain positions in Madden where your team views another physical attribute ans being more important than speed (obviously outside of the QB position and maybe both lines)? If so what positions and what attributes?

Feel free to respond to these questions with your comments at the end of the training camp article.


Upcoming Season Predictions
Starting Lineup (* represents a new starer)

Offense
QB-Joseph Brousseau- This is likely Brosseau's last season in Philly. If he holds up and doesn't spend most of the time on the sidelines due to injury, he should have a great season with the talent that surrounds him.
HB-Wayne Buchanan*- Buchanan is yet another experiment in the Eagles backfield. The Eagles have no idea how he will fare, but he is a quick back who knows how to carry the ball as a rookie.
FB-Rodney Lott*- Lott will be a quick fullback who has good AWR. Williamson was a veteran established blocker. Lott is not that, but he can bring speed to the equation and the Eagles are hoping that the speed will be the difference. He is not a horrible blocker as blockers go.
WR-Eddie Burns (Pro-Bowl)- He is the cornerstone of the franchise. If he continues doing what he has been doing, he will be an RZL legend. He needs to stay healthy and stay terrorizing defensive backs in this league.
WR-Todd Moreno*- Moreno is developing into a very good #2 WR. He could probably take another season as the slot receiver, but the Eagles want to see him step up now.
TE-Jordan Reed (Pro-Bowl)- The expectations are high again for Reed. He should be a pro-bowler again this season if he stays healthy. Other teams really have no answer for him.
LT-TBD
LG-TBD
C-TBD
RG-Chris McDonald- This will be his third season in Philly. He has slid nicely in the starting role here. He will have new starters alongside him, but who exactly they are is not yet known.
RT-TBD

Defense
CB-Bradley Roby*- Roby is going to have to learn quickly. He needs to step in, start, and be productive from week 1. It's a lot to ask of him, but if he can learn on the fly, he will help out this team's defense significantly.
CB-Justin Rodgers- He's the clear #1 CB now. He should be ready for this. Last season he stepped into that role because of injury. This season he steps into that role because of talent.
FS-Glenn Black- Black is back as the starter at FS. The Eagles are happy to have him there, but he needs to improve on his AWR.
SS-Eric Berry- Berry is back again at SS. He doesn't have ideal size, but he has all the other attributes. His contract is an issue though.
ROLB-Jeremiah Joseph- Joseph made the switch to ROLB last season and the Eagles think this is the right spot for him. Hopefully he can follow up last season with an even better 2024.
MLB-Courtney Upshaw- Upshaw is a beast in the middle at 273 lbs. He just needs more time there to hone his skills.
LOLB-Edwin Hernandez (Pro-Bowl)- Hernandez was brought back for a few more seasons. He really did have a good year last year and surprisingly made the pro-bowl. He is one of the oldest players on the defense, but he has still has something left in the tank.
LE-TBD
DT-Michael Guerrero- This is his second season in Philly. He needs to pick up his production in year two.
DT-Lawrence Drake*- The Eagles are exciting to have a run-stopping DT. They are looking forward to his rookie year alongside Guerrero.
RE-Mohamed Kissel- Kissel was amazing last season. He did regress in the offseason, but one more year for him seems reasonable.

The Eagles are gunning for a 2nd straight division championship, but they know that the Redskins and Cowboys will both be teams that will challenge for the crown, while the Giants are still in a rebuilding mode.

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A Look Back at Some of the 2023 Offseason Eagles Trades
Trade #1
Ravens/Eagles


Ravens receive:

TE-Matt Conner
Eagles 6th- DT-Ray Wolfe
Jets 6th- LE-Jason Harmon


Eagles receive:

Ravens 1st- WR-Todd Moreno
Ravens 4th- TRADED

Analysis: The Eagles had two high end TE's in Conner and Reed. Reed was cheaper and had a higher AWR so the Eagles went with Reed. Conner is a legit TE who was traded this offseason to the Titans. WR-Todd Moreno had an excellent rookie season in Philly gathering 59 receptions for 982 yards and 4 TD's. Rudolpho Nash is now 30 and will be transitioning the #2 WR role to Moreno in the near future. This trade worked out decent for both teams. The Ravens used Conner and their 2024 first to acquire OG-Bruce Campbell and the Eagles are very happy with Todd Moreno.


Trade #2
Bears/Eagles

Bears receive:

HB-Vick Ballard

Eagles receive:

Bills 3rd- LOLB-Nicholas Carson

Analysis: Ballard has 121 carries for 507 yards and 4 TD's. He was a profitable second back in Chicago. Carson had 12 tackles and a sack in a backup role in Philly. You have to think Chicago got the better end of this deal from a performance stand point, but neither player is lighting up. The Eagles have really not settled on a RB in a few seasons so that does leave this trade a little open to question.


Trade #3
Bills/Eagles

Bills receive:

DT-Jackson Keyes
Eagles 7th- RG-Michael Fuller

Eagles receive:

Chargers 4th- LT-Thomas Hall

Analysis: DT-Jackson Keyes was a nice backup DT for Buffalo. They extended his contract for 6 years so they have to be happy with him there. As far as the Eagles side of things goes, Hall was a backup last season to Kasey McNulty. Hall has a shot to be a starter in Philly this season. He will not doubt compete against another player yet to be determined, but he is still a viable option. This trade is another one that seems to have worked out good for both teams. The Eagles wanted more strength at DT and Buffalo seems to like Keyes' athleticism.


Trade #4
Broncos/Eagles

Broncos receive:

QB-Matt Barkley
Ravens 4th- LE-Everett Hodges
Redskins 5th- QB-Alphonso Arreola

receive:

Broncos 1st- FS-Russell Graham
Broncos 2nd- HB-Darrin Rogers
Broncos 3rd- SS-Edward Diaz

Analysis: This was a huge trade last season. The Eagles traded away their future franchise QB and two picks which turned into reserves for FS-Russell Graham, HB-Darrin Rogers, and SS-Edward Diaz. The Eagles flipped Graham this year for a 2nd round pick which became HB-Wayne Buchanan. HB-Darrin Rogers was then traded for a 2nd and 4th round pick that eventually turned into DT-Lawrence Drake, HB/FB-Rodney Lott. So the Broncos got their franchise QB essentially for HB-Wayne Buchanan, DT-Lawrence Drake, and FB-Rodney Lott. I think the Broncos may have gotten the better of this one, but we will see how these guys do.
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2024 Philadelphia Eagles Draft Review
Here a look at the 2024 Eagles draft class.

1.15- CB-Bradley Roby- 5'11", 93 SPD, 62 AWR, 95 AGI, 93 ACC, 62 CTH, and 94 JMP- The Eagles need a #2 CB with Cook regressing and so in steps Roby. He'll get some assistance in training camp with at least his speed. His ultimate role would be to guard other teams speed receivers.

1.25- MLB-Dale Simon- 6'3", 253 lbs., 80 SPD, 77 STR, 64 AWR, 81 AGI, and 84 ACC- Last year, Courtney Upshaw went down several weeks with an injury and the Eagles weren't happy with the options they had behind him. MLB is a key position and they did not want to be caught off guard again this season. Simon will likely benefit from training camp as well.

2.12- DT-Lawrence Drake- 6'5", 345 lbs., 52 SPD, 97 STR, 68 AWR, 76 ACC, and 80 TAK= Drake is a run-stopping beast, which is exactly what the Eagles need. He'll team up with Michael Guerrero one of last year's first round picks.

2.15- LE-Jeremy Neal- 6'4", 85 SPD, 86 AGI, and 85 ACC- He's a speed rushing DE. The Eagles currently have Brooks Reed, but Reed is now 30 and doesn't have many good years left. This could mean Reed is on the block, we'll see.

2.25- HB-Wayne Buchanan- 84 SPD, 65 STR, 92 AGI, 97 ACC, 80 CAR, and 82 BTK- Buchanan is a gamble, but his quickness is worth the gamble in the Eagles eyes. He will gain some speed in training camp and we'll see how well his AGI-ACC combo does in the RZL.

3.8- HB-Jason Delgado- 89 SPD, 71 STR, 98 AGI, and 95 ACC- Delgado doesn't have the rushing skills that Buchanan does, but his athleticism is just as good if not better. We'll see what the future holds for both of these backs, but Delgado gives the Eagles an option if Buchanan struggles.

3.10-LG-Warren Lamont- 368 lbs., 97 STR, 72 ACC, and 90 RBK- He's big and strong. I don't know what his roll will be this year, but a favorable skew makes him a candidate to play.

3.15- SS-Jimmie Ward- 5'11", 91 SPD, 67 AWR, 88 AGI, 95 ACC, and 66 CTH- Ward has some incredible athleticism for being available in the middle of the third round. He'll be a great backup this season and provides depth for the Eagles at the safety position.

4.11- HB-Rodney Lott- 83 SPD, 61 STR, 68 AWR, 86 AGI, 84 ACC, and 76 CAR- Lott is going to be the Eagles starting FB. They want athleticism at the position.

5.25- LG-Jeremy Ward- 66 SPD, 84 STR, 64 AWR, 60, AGI, 75 ACC, 85 PBK, and 80 RBK. Ward will be a backup OL, but a crazy favorable skew in strength would make him a really viable option to start.
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2023 Eagles Training Camp
2023 Eagles Training Camp

The Eagles finished 2022 with a disappointing 8-8 season, so they have made several changes to this year’s team. Here’s a look at the new 2023 Philadelphia Eagles.
Draft Class

The consensus was that the 2023 Draft Class was a very weak draft class, so many teams decided to sit it out. The Eagles decided to do the opposite and decided to make the best of the draft. The Eagles are a team with many needs and so they went look for players with good value. Here's a look at the Eagles draft class starting with round 1.

1.13- FS-Russell Graham- 6'2", 229 lbs., 88 SPD, 68 STR, 70 AWR, 92 ACC, 64 CTH, 93 JMP, and 70 TAK- He was top 5 on our board, especially with his high AWR. There is some good depth at S in this draft, but we had Graham considerably above everyone else.

1.16- DT-Michael Guerrero- 67 SPD, 95 STR, 66 AGI, 70 ACC, and 76 TAK- The Eagles have historically treated the DT position as the least important position on defense. However, after last year's poor defensive performance, they spent a first round pick on a guy who should be able to hold the middle much better than Gold or Keyes. He lacks ACC, but other than that is quite athletic too.

1.30-WR-Todd Moreno- 6'3", 237 lbs, 89 SPD, 68 STR, 90 AGI, 93 ACC, 91 JMP, 65 BTK, and 46 RBK- The Eagles needed a good slot receiver. Last year, TE-Matt Conner played this spot, but the Eagles want a more pure WR here and so in comes Moreno. He lacks the ideal SPD, but is complete in the other areas, He is a big, strong receiver who can really block.

2.13-HB-Darrin Rogers- 6'1", 240 lbs., 84 SPD, 82 STR, 86 ACC, and 84 BTK- Rogers is a bruising back who with a little help in training camp could be a very effective starting RB. The Eagles needed significant help at this position and didn't like their options last season.

2.16-LG-Dave Lyons- 67 SPD, 92 STR, 59 AGI, and 75 ACC- The Eagles were not necessarily looking for an OG, but Lyons was too good to pass up. In a weaker draft, seeing possibly the best OG fall into the middle of the second round made this an easy selection. Currently Sammy Noel is the starting LG, but after a couple of years behind him, Lyons should be able to take over seamlessly.

3.13-SS-Edward Diaz- 6'3", 219 lbs., 88 SPD, 64 AWR, 86 AGI, and 90 ACC- Diaz is a bit of a project, but he has the size to be an effective SS and with his above average AWR should be able to round into a starter in a couple of seasons. He lacks the ideal jump and his hands aren't great, but his size should make up for that.

3.15-LOLB-Nicholas Carson- 6'3", 250 lbs., 79 SPD, 78 STR, 65 AWR, 79 AGI, 80 ACC, 61 CTH, and 72 JMP- Carson is going to need a favorable skew in SPD, but if he gets it he will be a sneaky good OLB with great size and strength. Right now, he is being looked at as a backup.

3.16-TE-Mark Mclaughlin- 6'3", 280 lbs., 70 SPD, 78 STR, 72 AGI, and 73 ACC, 52 PBK and 61 RBK- The Eagles were looking for a 2nd TE to be a part of two TE running formations and Mclaughlin has the size and strength to do exactly that. He might have come off the board a little early, but he was the TE the Eagles were targeting and they didn't want to look to FA to find another one.

4.9-LT-Thomas Hall- 63 SPD, 90 STR, 64 AWR, 63 AGI, 65 ACC, and 82 PBK- Hall is another OL who has the possibility of starting at LT in the future. He is a little undersized and lacks some ACC, but he has all the other attributes to make him a successful OT. The Eagles are really happy to grab him in the 4th round.

5.16-CB-Tim Wilson- 91 SPD, 60 STR, 92 AGI, and 64 CTH- Wilson will the dime CB. If he gets a good skew he could have a shot at the nickel position down the road.


Offseason Releases
MLB-Clifton Blaser- 3rd round pick in 2013. Blaser played 10 seasons with the Eagles and was a warrior at MLB. However, he has lost too much speed and so the Eagles have gone with younger players.
SS-Seymour McElroy- A free agent signing by the Eagles in 2021. He is the downside of his career and the Eagles wanted to upgrade at both backup safety positions.
CB-Kevin Barnes- 1st round pick in 2012. Barnes played 11 seasons with the Eagles and had 22 interceptions during that time. Barnes has lost too much speed and so regrettably the Eagles had to part ways with him.
LOLB-Je’Ron Johnson- 3rd round pick in 2019. Johnson has been a disappointment since his draft day. The Eagles have been thin at OLB, but they still cut him which tells you what they think of him.
CB-Carl Lewis- 5th round pick in 2020. Lewis had potential but became a distraction to the team and so he was sent packing.
WR-Jeremy Williams- 6th round pick in 2016. He went over 1300 yards both in 2016 and 2020, but he doesn’t have size or speed and his price tag was getting too high. Rookie WR-Todd Moreno made him expendable.
RG-Sean Watkins- 3rd round pick in 2015. Watkins was never going to play for GM-Wintermute and he finally got his release this offseason.
LE-Charles Branson- 3rd round pick in 2020. He played several games in his rookie season, but nothing after that. There is just no room for him at the DE position.
SS-Jackie Moon- 6th round pick from last year that just doesn’t have the talent to play in the NFL.

Trades
Trade #1
Bears get HB-Vick Ballard
Eagles get Bills 3rd

Analysis: The Eagles were not happy with their backfield options. Both Ballard and Evans were on the block and the Bears expressed interest in Ballard, so he was traded. The Eagles used this pick on OLB-Nicholas Carlson.

Trade #2
Redskins get DT-Charles Gold
Eagles get Redskins 5th

Analysis: The Eagles have historically placed little emphasis on the DT position. However, last year’s defensive failures have changed the Eagles perspective. So Gold is traded to the Redskins in order to bring in a new DT tandem. The Redskins 5th was eventually moved to the Broncos.

Trade #3
Ravens get TE-Matt Conner, Eagles 6th, and Jets 6th
Eagles get Ravens 1st and Ravens 4th

Analysis: The Eagles had two starting quality TE’s and only needed one. Conner is the older of the two by a year and the Ravens expressed interest in him. The Eagles were able to turn that first round pick into an outstanding #3 WR in Todd Moreno.

Trade #4
Bucs get Eagles 4th
Eagles get WR-Ward Bowman

Analysis: Bowman is a fast #4 WR who should help out the expanded passing attack.

Trade #5
Bills receive DT-Jackson Keyes and Eagles 7th
Eagles receive Chargers 4th

Analysis: Keyes was a part of the failed DT project alongside Charles Gold. The Eagles wanted to and were successful in shipping out both players. The Eagles used this pick to select LT-Thomas Hall. Hall has potential for sure.

Trade #6
Falcons get QB-Phillip Christopher
Eagles receive Steelers 3rd

Analysis: Christopher wasn’t going to play for Philly, so the Eagles wanted to unload his salary and the Falcons were looking for a good back up. This trade worked for both sides. The Eagles moved this pick to the Bucs.

Trade #7
Bucs get Steelers 3rd
Eagles get QB-Stephen McGee

Analysis: Having traded away their backup, the Eagles needed to pick up another. McGee is polished enough to be that guy.

Trade #8
Broncos receive QB-Matt Barkley, Ravens 4th, and Redskins 5th
Eagles receive Broncos 1st, Broncos 2nd, and Broncos 3rd

Analysis: The Eagles hate to develop QB’s and Barkley needs some developing. The Broncos were looking to make a splash and Barkley was the way to do so. The Eagles selected FS-Russell Graham with the first round pick, HB-Darrin Rogers with the second round pick, and SS-Edward Diaz with the third round pick.

Free Agents
QB-Joseph Brousseau- The Eagles signed their starting QB who has the talent and intelligence to get the ball to WR-Burns, WR-Nash, and TE-Reed. The Eagles signed him for 2 years.

LT-Kasey Mcanulty- Mcanulty is a stop gap starter at LT. He should bring the experience of a veteran to protect Brousseau.

RE-Mohamed Kissel- Kissel should really improve the pass rush from the right side. He is an older player but still has good speed and strength.

DT-Walter Thomas- A huge DT who is at the end of his career. He still should be an upgrade over last season.

FB-Eric Williamson- A great blocking FB who should be able to help Darrin Rogers with his YPC.

CB-Sean Smith- Smith will be our nickel CB. He lacks speed, though he does have the size and intelligence to play the position.

Player Profile
WR-Eddie Burns- The 23 year old was selected 2nd overall in the 2021 draft. Burns is 6’5”, 225 lbs with 95 SPD, 80 AWR, 90 AGI, 94 ACC, 86 CTH, and 95 JMP. Burns has been the centerpiece of the Eagles offense for the last two seasons. He has 199 receptions and 3700 yards in his first two seasons in the league. Burns continues to improve his skills and is likely to be a captain on this year’s team. Burns is motivated to continue his dominance in the league. He has made the Pro-Bowl in both of his two seasons in the league and last season his teammates WR-Rudolph Nash and TE-Jordan Reed both joined him.

Offseason Training
The Eagles management will carry on with the offseason training they initiated several years ago in Chicago. The Eagles have scheduled offseason works in Phoenix, Arizona at the Gelos Center for Athletic Development. Gelos continues to refine its’ cutting edge speed training program used in a variety of sports by a growing number of high school and college athletic programs. The program emphasizes short and long distance running as a means of losing weight and building muscle in the legs. Eddie Burns, Justin Rodgers, Russell Graham, Darrin Rogers, and Todd Moreno will be participating in this year’s program.


Starting Lineup (* represents a new starer)
Offense
QB-Joseph Brousseau*
HB-Darrin Rogers*
FB-Eric Williamson*
WR-Eddie Burns
WR-Rudolph Nash
TE-Jordan Reed
LT-Kasey Mcanulty*
LG-Sammy Noel
C-Matt Tennant
RG-Chris McDonald
RT-Matt Kalil

Defense
CB-Jonathan Cook
CB-Justin Rodgers
FS-Russell Graham*
SS-Eric Berry
ROLB-Jeremiah Joseph (Switched from MLB)
MLB-Courtney Upshaw (Switched from ROLB)
LOLB-Edwin Hernandez
LE-Brooks Reed
DT-Michael Guerrero*
DT-Walter Thomas*
RE-Mohamed Kissel*
Forum Discussion (by N_Wintermute on 04/15/2014) Replies - 1 :: Views - 25
Eagles 2023 Draft Report
The consensus was that the 2023 Draft Class was a very weak draft class, so many teams decided to sit it out. The Eagles decided to do the opposite and decided to make the best of the draft. The Eagles are a team with many needs and so they went look for players with good value. Here's a look at the Eagles draft class starting with round 1.

1.13- FS-Russell Graham- 6'2", 229 lbs., 88 SPD, 68 STR, 70 AWR, 92 ACC, 64 CTH, 93 JMP, and 70 TAK- He was top 5 on our board, especially with his high AWR. There is some good depth at S in this draft, but we had Graham considerably above everyone else.

1.16- DT-Michael Guerrero- 67 SPD, 95 STR, 66 AGI, 70 ACC, and 76 TAK- The Eagles have historically treated the DT position as the least important position on defense. However, after last year's poor defensive performance, they spent a first round pick on a guy who should be able to hold the middle much better than Gold or Keyes. He lacks ACC, but other than that is quite athletic too.

1.30-WR-Todd Moreno- 6'3", 237 lbs, 89 SPD, 68 STR, 90 AGI, 93 ACC, 91 JMP, 65 BTK, and 46 RBK- The Eagles needed a good slot receiver. Last year, TE-Matt Conner played this spot, but the Eagles want a more pure WR here and so in comes Moreno. He lacks the ideal SPD, but is complete in the other areas, He is a big, strong receiver who can really block.

2.13-HB-Darrin Rogers- 6'1", 240 lbs., 84 SPD, 82 STR, 86 ACC, and 84 BTK- Rogers is a bruising back who with a little help in training camp could be a very effective starting RB. The Eagles needed significant help at this position and didn't like their options last season.

2.16-LG-Dave Lyons- 67 SPD, 92 STR, 59 AGI, and 75 ACC- The Eagles were not necessarily looking for an OG, but Lyons was too good to pass up. In a weaker draft, seeing possibly the best OG fall into the middle of the second round made this an easy selection. Currently Sammy Noel is the starting LG, but after a couple of years behind him, Lyons should be able to take over seamlessly.

3.13-SS-Edward Diaz- 6'3", 219 lbs., 88 SPD, 64 AWR, 86 AGI, and 90 ACC- Diaz is a bit of a project, but he has the size to be an effective SS and with his above average AWR should be able to round into a starter in a couple of seasons. He lacks the ideal jump and his hands aren't great, but his size should make up for that.

3.15-LOLB-Nicholas Carson- 6'3", 250 lbs., 79 SPD, 78 STR, 65 AWR, 79 AGI, 80 ACC, 61 CTH, and 72 JMP- Carson is going to need a favorable skew in SPD, but if he gets it he will be a sneaky good OLB with great size and strength. Right now, he is being looked at as a backup.

3.16-TE-Mark Mclaughlin- 6'3", 280 lbs., 70 SPD, 78 STR, 72 AGI, and 73 ACC, 52 PBK and 61 RBK- The Eagles were looking for a 2nd TE to be a part of two TE running formations and Mclaughlin has the size and strength to do exactly that. He might have come off the board a little early, but he was the TE the Eagles were targeting and they didn't want to look to FA to find another one.

4.9-LT-Thomas Hall- 63 SPD, 90 STR, 64 AWR, 63 AGI, 65 ACC, and 82 PBK- Hall is another OL who has the possibility of starting at LT in the future. He is a little undersized and lacks some ACC, but he has all the other attributes to make him a successful OT. The Eagles are really happy to grab him in the 4th round.

5.16-CB-Tim Wilson- 91 SPD, 60 STR, 92 AGI, and 64 CTH- Wilson will the dime CB. If he gets a good skew he could have a shot at the nickel position down the road.
Forum Discussion (by N_Wintermute on 04/05/2014) Replies - 6 :: Views - 47

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At A Glance

EAGLES FRONT OFFICE
GM N_Wintermute
Head Coach Brian Griese
Offensive Coordinator Eric Moulds
Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan
Special Teams Frank Gansz Jr.
Salary $173.74M
Cap Penalty $21.6M
Cap Room $3.99M

INJURY REPORT
PLAYER POS OVR LENGTH
Eagles Edward Hernandez LOLB 82 Out for season
Eagles Eric Berry SS 90 10 weeks
Eagles Alan Steele RT 93 5 weeks

NFC East
RNK TEAM W-L-T PCT DIV
#8 Eagles Eagles 10-6-0 0.63 5-1
#15 Cowboys Cowboys 9-7-0 0.56 4-2
#11 Redskins Redskins 8-8-0 0.50 2-4
#27 Giants Giants 6-10-0 0.38 1-5

EAGLES SCHEDULE
WK DATE OPPONENT TIME/RESULT
1 Sun vs Browns Browns #22
Won 34-10
2 Sun at Giants Giants #27
Won 40-21
3 Sun at Ravens Ravens #19
Lost 10-23
4 Sun vs Saints Saints #4
Won 31-15
5 Mon vs Steelers Steelers #25
Won 36-7
6 Sun vs Buccaneers Buccaneers #1
Lost 34-41
7 Sun at Falcons Falcons #5
Lost 23-41
8 Mon at Bengals Bengals #14
Lost 13-45
10 Sun at Cowboys Cowboys #15
Won 38-26
11 Sun vs Redskins Redskins #11
Won 36-27
12 Sun at Panthers Panthers #10
Lost 19-20
13 Mon at Redskins Redskins #11
Won 22-20
14 Sun vs Cowboys Cowboys #15
Lost 28-31
15 Sun at Seahawks Seahawks #7
Won 36-24
16 Sat vs Giants Giants #27
Won 23-20
17 Sun vs Bears Bears #20
Won 12-10

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