Taking a Look
ITB: Defensive Depth Chart Has Competition at Many Spots
The Philadelphia Eagles defense will look quite different at both the top and bottom of the depth chart.
On the latest episode of “Inside The Birds,” Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher gave a look at the defense for their early prediction of the team’s 53-man roster.
Adam Caplan: “From what we have been told, they really want to take a look at Janarius Robinson. They like the height, weight, and speed and they just want to see what he can do. He is a guy that I am really going to be watching in OTAs. But I can’t put him on the roster now. This is the first year in years where there is real competition in certain spots.”
Geoff Mosher: “I have Ojomo making it. I think they are going to find that he fits what they are looking for in a defensive tackle with that up-field burst. A personnel source told me that they felt he is that he was Texas’ best interior rusher.”
Caplan: “He has more size than the other guys. He can be a starter, not this season, but next season. (Nicholas) Morrow is only on a one-year deal, there is no guaranteed money. He is no guarantee after this season, so VanSumeren might be here for a while.”
Mosher: ‘When it comes down to VanSumeren versus Davion Taylor and Shaun Bradley, you kind of know what you have gotten so far from Taylor and Bradley. I think this really illustrates that Howie Roseman is going to look to try to make a move at this position. If they get one injury, then they have (Christian) Ellis or VanSumeren in to start.”
Caplan: “This took me 10 minutes to go through these corners. This is what happens when you have competition. They have a bunch of undrafted guys that they do like. Josh Jobe and Mario Goodrich is back. They have Eli Ricks and Mekhi Garner who are this year’s undrafteds. Greedy Williams is not a lock to make the team. It would not surprise me if someone beats him out. He has a very small guarantee.”
Justin Evans/K’Von Wallace
Mosher: “I have Justin Evans making it. You have had K’Von for three years. If Evans reaches his upside, he is a better player in coverage than Wallace.”
Caplan: “Wallace has $1.1 million, no guaranteed money. Evans has $600,000 fully guaranteed at signing. To me, Evans over him is the way I would see it.”
– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.