There Is No Defending Our Defense!

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It's THAT Time of Year: NFL Draft 2022

If you are the typical Philadelphia Eagles

fan, the 2022-2023 season began as the

Birds were sent home in an embarrassing

loss to Tom Brady and his Tampa Bay

Buccaneers on January 16th of this year.

9-9 was not good enough.

Hurts was not good enough.

Gannon was not good enough.

Hell, the whole team was not good enough.

It's that time of year again when

Philadelphia Eagles fans alike debate on

social media about where our biggest needs

are and how to solve them. I know I have

LITERALY gone to bed refreshing my go-to

draft simulator countless times. I'm sure

you have as well. At the end of the day it

seems that the majority of Eagles fans can

agree on one thing: defense.

Cornerback

Darius Slay had an outstanding season this

year and showed he is worth every penny of

his contract. As amazing as he is, it is time

to face the facts, Slay is getting older.

Drafting a young corner with a fertile mind

and willingness to learn from one of the best

corner is the league is imperative. Sauce

Gardner and Derek Stingley, Jr. are always

mentioned in the mix. Will the birds draft

one of the top CB prospects to protect the

nest alongside Big Play Slay this season

with one of their first back-to-back 1st

Round picks? Or does Howe think we have

other priorities?

D-Line

Call a spade a spade here. The defensive

line no longer looks like it has in previous

years. Graham went down early last

season. Barnett loves serious penalties at

the worst times. Cox is "double teamed"

constantly (or maybe hit his peak).

Hargrave was great - we can all agree, I'm

sure. If we are going to rebuild, we need to

get younger. George Karlaftis would

definitely add some spark. Jordan Davis

had a 40 time that has all eyes on him.

Ojabo just got injured today so he may fall.

Overall - we need help and any of these

fellas would give the Philadelphia Eagles a

boost.

Linebacker

When is the last time we had a prime

linebacker that could keep up with the

tempo of offenses around the league? Nate

Gerry was definitely not it 2 seasons ago

and for some reason Singleton became a

Nate Gerry 2.0 this year. Devin Lloyd is the

top LB prospect coming out of this season's

draft. Nakobe Dean is right up there with

him. The issue with taking these top guys

with one of our first round picks is the fact

that there are some other very talented LBs

that should be available in later rounds.

The Philadelphia Eagles front office seem to

believe this as well since they have yet to

draft a LB in the first round since Jerry

Robinson in 1979. As much as I would

LOVE to see a stud linebacker, I do not plan

on holding my breath.

Screenshot your draft pick results. Post

them on groups and in comments. Debate

with your friends about whose is better. At

the end of the day, Howie and his 3-year

extension is in charge. Can April 28th be

here already?

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