Eagles 53 Man Roster Projection: Post-Draft

Al Bello

What will the Eagles final roster look like?

Over the past few days BGN has taken a look at the Eagles' 90 man depth chart now that the 2014 NFL Draft is over. We started with the Eagles offense, moved on to the defense, and then finished up with special teams. Now that we've sorted out the 90 man roster, it's time for an early projection of who will actually make the final cut down to 53. A lot of position battles are still yet to be won but this activity will provide us with a general sense of what the final roster should look like. We'll revisit this activity throughout the offseason.

QB: Nick Foles, Matt Barkley, Mark Sanchez (3)

Sanchez might end up as the No. 2 but these will be the final 3 QBs that the Eagles keep.

RB: LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Chris Polk, Matthew Tucker (4)

The Eagles might only keep 3 here but Sproles is more than just a running back. The Eagles did carry 4 RBs on the regular season roster for the entire second half of the season.

TE: Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, James Casey (3)

Ertz will have a bigger role in his second year. Casey is great on special teams and an important backup to have since the Eagles are dependent on having two tight ends.

WR: Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff, Brad Smith, (5)

The first four are obvious. Brad Smith makes the team because he's a special teams ace. He also took a small paycut this offseason that will probably help his chances of sticking.

OT: Jason Peters, Lane Johnson, Allen Barbre (3)

Peters is still one of the best at what he does. Johnson could be more polished in year two. Barbre is a quality swing tackle who can also play guard.

OG: Evan Mathis, Todd Herremans, Matt Tobin (3)

The starters are obvious. The team seems to be high on Tobin. It was reported in-season that the Eagles moved him from tackle to guard.

OC: Jason Kelce, David Molk (2)

I give Molk the edge over Julian Vandervelde here because he's more of a natural center where Batmandervelde seems like a converted guard playing out of position.

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DE: Fletcher Cox, Cedric Thornton, Vinny Curry, Taylor Hart (4)

This is a solid group of youth and potential.

NT: Bennie Logan, Beau Allen (2)

Logan is the starter while Allen is a situational backup.

OLB: Trent Cole, Connor Barwin, Marcus Smith, Brandon Graham, Bryan Braman, Travis Long (6)

Graham is on this roster still somehow. Long is an under the radar player to watch in training camp and preseason.

ILB: DeMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks, Najee Goode, Jason Phillips, Jake Knott* (5)

Phillips returns from ACL injury. Goode and Phillips both make it because of their special teams play and "veteran experience." Knott is suspended for the first four games but I don't think the team is going to give up on him just yet.

S: Malcolm Jenkins, Nate Allen, Earl Wolff, Chris Maragos, Ed Reynolds (5)

The second starting safety job is up for grabs. It seems like Maragos and Reynolds will mostly be playing special teams.

CB: Brandon Boykin (slot), Cary Williams, Bradley Fletcher, Nolan Carroll, Jaylen Watkins (5)

The Eagles look a little light here but they have a good mix of versatility.

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Special Teams (3):

K: Alex Henery

Henery beats out Carey Spear.

P: Donnie Jones

Donnie Football.

LS: Jon Dorenbos

Easy.

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Practice squad (8):

QB G.J. Kinne, TE Trey Burton, RB Henry Josey, OL Michael Bamiro, DT Wade Keliikipi, S Daytawion Lowe, ILB Emmanuel Acho, DE Alejandro Villanueva

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