clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Philadelphia Eagles Post-Draft Depth Chart: Offense (2015)

Let's take a look at the Eagles projected depth chart now that the 2015 NFL Draft is over.

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles acquired a total of six new players in the 2015 NFL Draft. The team also added 16 signings through undrafted free agency. Now let's take a look at what the 2015 projected depth chart looks like with respect to these draft additions. We'll start with the offense today before moving on to defense and special teams.

(Before we get started, look at how different the roster looks compared to last year.)

Quarterback

1) Sam Bradford

2) Mark Sanchez

3) Matt Barkley

4) Tim Tebow

5) G.J. Kinne

Bradford projects to be the starter when healthy. But can he stay healthy? If not, Sanchez proved to be a solid backup last season. It's tempting to put Tebow over Barkley due to the rumors that Philadelphia has been trying to trade the former USC quarterback. As for Kinne, he's not necessarily just a quarterback anymore. Apparently he's going to try to make the roster by testing out some other positions.

Running Back

1) DeMarco Murray

2) Ryan Mathews

3) Darren Sproles

4) Matthew Tucker

5) Kenjon Barner

6) Raheem Mostert

The top three are obvious: Murray, Mathews, and Sproles. It'll be interesting to see how the Eagles split up the touches between these three players. It'll also be interesting to see if the Eagles keep a fourth back. Considering the injury history of Murray and Mathews, that might not be a bad idea. Tucker and Barner are likely fighting for that fourth spot now that Chris Polk is gone. Mostert is a UDFA addition.

Tight End

1) Brent Celek

2) Zach Ertz

3) Trey Burton

4) Eric Tomlinson

5) Andrew Gleichert

6) Justin Tukes

Chip Kelly loves Celek due to his blocking ability despite his lack of production as a pass catcher. The Eagles need Ertz to take on a bigger role in Year 3. Burton will mostly play on special teams but he could have a better chance at seeing the field in very small doses now that James Casey is gone. The Eagles may have wanted to draft a fourth tight end but it didn't work out so they signed a few undrafted free agents to compete for a potential fourth spot.

Wide Receiver

1) Jordan Matthews

2) Nelson Agholor

3) Josh Huff

4) Riley Cooper

5) Miles Austin

6) Seyi Ajirotutu

7) Jeff Maehl

8) Quron Pratt

9) Will Murphy

10) Devante Davis

11) Rasheed Bailey

12) John Harris

Matthew is coming off a very good rookie season and his role could expand in Year 2. The Eagles obviously drafted Agholor with their first round pick. He should have a good chance to contribute right away. Huff struggled as a rookie but flashed some potential in limited playing time. Can he take the next step? Cooper was arguably the worst receiver in the NFL last season. Austin is a veteran presence and was OK for the Browns last year. Ajirotutu figures to have a good chance to make the roster as a special teams ace. It seems unlikely the Maehl man will make the roster this year. Pratt is a long-shot to watch after flashing at times in training camp last year. Murphy is a camp player. Davis, Bailey, and Harris are long shots as UDFA. Davis is the most interesting name to watch in that group.

Offensive Tackle:

1) Jason Peters

2) Lane Johnson

3) Andrew Gardner

4) Dennis Kelly

5) Kevin Graf

Some of the Eagles offensive guards (such as Allen Barbre and Matt Tobin) also double as backup tackles. Peters and Johnson as the starters are obvious. Gardner was much more than a replacement level player for the Eagles last season so the team is thin here. Kelly is on the last year of his rookie deal. The team brought in Graf as a UDFA last year and kept him on the practice squad.

Offensive Guard

1) Evan Mathis

2) Allen Barbre

3) Matt Tobin

4) Josh Andrews

5) Cole Manhart

6) Malcolm Bunche

7) Brett Boyko

It's unclear how the Mathis situation is going to play out because things seems tense. Barbre figures to replace Todd Herremans at right guard. Tobin played well last summer before suffering a significant injury and never looking fully recovered in the regular season. Andrews was on the practice squad last year as a guard/center combo player. Manhart, Bunche, and Boyko are all UDFA competing for a spot. Manhart is the name to watch considering the Eagles gave him a small signing bonus. And because it's an awesome name.

Center

1) Jason Kelce

2) David Molk

3) Julian Vandervelde

4) Mike Coccia

Kelce is locked in as the starter. Molk is probably the front-runner for the backup job. Vandervelde and Coccia will try to give Molk a run for his money.