Originally Posted by -p.tiddy-
Eagle's starting D as of today
LDE: Cedric Thornton
NT: Isaac Sopoaga
RDE: Fletcher Cox
LOLB: Connor Barwin
LILB: Mychal Kendricks
RILB: DeMeco Ryans
ROLB: Trent Cole
LCB: Bradley Fletcher
SS: Patrick Chung
FS: Kenny Phillips
RCB: Cary Williams
honestly, all my Eagle hate and bias aside...this looks like one of the weakest Ds in the NFL
the ONLY bright spot I can even find on this D is Fletcher Cox...everyone else? meh
Trent Cole will probably be a total failure at OLB...who are those corners?...lol
The only only part I don't like is Cary Williams and Cole at OLB. Cox and Kendricks both have pro bowl potential.
The safety tandem is mediocre. Phillips is really good when healthy, which is rare, and Chung is a hard hitter and playmaker we lacked...yet managed a way into The Hoodie's doghouse. They're easily better than Coleman/Allen.
Cedric Thornton is our best unknown.
Overall? Probably a 15-20 ranked defensive team. It'll take another year to get the players Kelly covets for a 3-4. There's quite a few players on D that aren't in their long term plans. I thought Cole would have been cut, but with so many 4-3 teams in the division that would pounce on him that'd be a bad move.