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Which Miami Dolphins player would the Philadelphia Eagles take?

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A theme post the SB Nation NFL sites have been done in the past and will continue to do throughout this season is "Which [opposing team's] player would [your favorite team's] fans take?" With the Philadelphia Eagles set to play the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, it's time to address the question and familiarize yourself with the opponent's roster.


Sam Bradford has struggled this season, so let's start with Miami's quarterback. Would Ryan Tannehill be an upgrade for the Eagles? The Dolphins' starter has been up and down this year. Tannehill ranks 17th in completion percentage, 14th in yards per attempt, and 20th in passer rating. He's thrown 13 touchdowns to nine interceptions. Bradford ranks lower in all of those categories and has thrown 10 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. Football Outsiders metrics also rank Tannehill (23) higher than Bradford (28), but ESPN's QBR stat actually has the Eagles quarterback (31) barely above Miami's starter (32).

If the Eagles were looking to steal a non-quarterback, Jarvis Landry is the Dolphins player who first comes to mind. The second-year receiver has 53 receptions for 535 yards and two touchdowns this season. The Eagles could use help at receiver and Landry would be a nice addition. He ranks 10th in yards after the catch per reception. Landry has also rushed for 118 yards on 12 rushing attempts (9.8 average) and one touchdown. He can even contribute on special teams. Landry ranks fifth in punt return average this season.


DION JORDAN! OK, just kidding. Jordan is suspended for the entire season, so he's not really eligible here. But the Eagles did reportedly try to trade for him in the offseason!

Cameron Wake would be an easy pick, but he's hurt. With that in mind, Ndamukong Suh is obviously the big name player remaining on Miami's defense. Suh is good at generating pressure and defending the run in the middle of the line. Bennie Logan is a great nose tackle for the Eagles, so this isn't the biggest position of need, but adding Suh to Philadelphia's defensive line would be dangerous. Having to deal with Suh and Fletcher Cox would be a nightmare for opposing offensive lines. The only issue is that Suh's contract is huge.


If you were the Eagles, who would you take?

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