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Scouts Inc. On Eagles Offseason Needs

In a piece for ESPN Insider, Scouts Inc's Gary Horton detailed the top 3 offseason needs for every team. Unlike a lot of these type of lists so far this year, Horton didn't make the mistake of thinking the Eagles only hole at LB was in the middle.

1. Middle linebacker: After the experiment with Casey Matthews at middle linebacker went badly, the Eagles looked to 2010 seventh-round pick Jamar Chaney. He had a team-high 92 tackles but was often exposed in the middle of Jim Washburn's wide-nine defensive line style. They need a middle linebacker who can hold up at the point of attack.

2. Outside linebacker: Both starting outside linebackers (Akeem Jordan and Brian Rolle) are serviceable special-teams players at best. The Eagles need to find some players who can stack and shed blockers in the run game while not being a liability in the pass game. They haven't drafted an outside linebacker in the first two rounds since 2005.

The third need he mentioned was offensive line, both guard and tackle mostly for depth. It's actually one I agree with. At this point, King Dunlap is the only viable backup the Eagles have at virtually any position along the line. I'm assuming the likes of Jamaal Jackson and Winston Justice will gone, so the depth will really need to be restocked for the next few seasons.

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