Five Under-The-Radar Philadelphia Eagles For The 2024 Season

The Philadelphia Eagles have made plenty of moves this offseason and undoubtedly made some splash signings. With big names like Saquon Barkley, C.J. Gardner-Johnson, and Devin White getting signed, it’s easy to look past the other players brought in to help the team’s success. On top of an already stacked roster, these players are being overlooked, and putting the spotlight on them is sorely needed.

Taking A Look At Five Eagles Who May Be Getting Overlooked

Isaiah Rodgers

Starting off, we have Isaiah Rodgers who was signed before the 2023 season. Rodgers was suspended for the entire season which has caused him to be less noticed than all of the defensive backs on the roster. Rodgers was cleared to play for the 2024 season and is more than capable of making a great impact. The ceiling for Rodgers calls for curiosity, for sure. But no matter what, he has the potential to be a solid rotational corner on this team which is more than crucial.

Rodgers’ best season so far was his 2021 performance with the Indianapolis Colts where he gathered 49 total tackles, seven pass deflections, and three interceptions. Not only does Rodgers pass on paper but he passes the eye test. He is every on the field and his not afraid of contact while being great in coverage. With the Eagles’ lackluster cornerback play last season, Rodgers has a huge chance to make a name for himself. He will be sharing reps behind Darius Slay, James Bradberry, and Avonte Maddox but with younger guys on the roster, he is going to have plenty of chances to showcase his skills this season.

John Ross

John Ross signed a one-year prove-it deal with the Eagles this offseason and has been making an impression during OTAs so far. His time with the Bengals was more than disappointing, to say the least, but he flashed moments of greatness during his time there. Not to mention his blitzing speed as he ran a 4.22 in the combine he can stretch the field. With Quez Watkins leaving this offseason the Eagles need someone to fill the role of stretching the field like Watkins did. On top of filling a specific role, Ross just adds all-around depth to the wide receiver position which is needed.

Nakobe Dean

Nakobe Dean was the Eagles’ 83rd-overall pick in the 2022 draft. Coming from Georgia, he was picked in hopes to really toughen the linebacker position. He has had moments of promise but was battling injury last year. In only five games, Dean had a total of 22 solo tackles and half a sack. Those numbers do not jump out at you but the potential is there. Dean is not afraid to be all over the field and make tackles which is important for a linebacker in Vic Fangio’s defensive scheme. A wall-to-wall wrecking ball on the field to cause havoc. His injuries and the signing of Devin White have most definitely taken some of the shine off of him but this is exactly why this season could be a breakout season. Dean being paired with White can only mean good things for the young linebacker.

Milton Williams

With Fletcher Cox retiring there is more room for defensive linemen to make a name for themselves this season. This group is young with names like Jalen Carter, Jordan Davis, Bryce Huff, and Josh Sweat, there is talent sprinkled everywhere. One name that is not talked about enough is Milton Williams. Williams was drafted in 2021 to add depth to the defensive line group and has only been improving since being drafted. Williams is coming off of his best season with 42 total tackles with the splits being 21 solo tackles and 21 assisted tackles. On top of his tackles, Williams totaled seven stuffs for 15 stuff yards, a forced fumble, and a pass deflection. Williams has been on par with the other linemen on the Eagles. With teams being worn down by Davis and Carter watch for Williams to make his presence felt.

C.J. Uzomah

C.J. Uzomah is coming from his stint with the Jets where before that played for the Bengals for seven years. Uzomah’s numbers were not great with the Jets but that can be explained due to poor quarterback play in 2023. Uzomah will be behind Dallas Goedert but having him as a backup is great depth. Uzomah has the potential to be extremely productive as a pass catcher behind Goedert but he can also add more to both the Eagles pass and run game by being a strong blocker for Hurts and Barkley. Uzomah is also a great locker room presence as he has playoff experience and has been to the Super Bowl which is essential for a team who is trying to make it to the top once again.

In short, the Philadelphia Eagles have a lot of talent all over their rosters with many big names. It ultimately comes down to which players get the chance and make the most of their chances when they get that moment. No matter what their roster has depth and is set to hit the ground running again this season.

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Not kooper

John ross wouldnt even make the cowboys roster


Not john ross

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