Pete Prisco of CBS Sports recently revealed his Top 100 NFL players list. Since this is very important and not at all arbitrary, let's take a look at which Eagles made the cut.
First up is a player you might expect.
"28) Jason Peters - This 33-year-old remains one of the steadiest left tackles in the league. He is really good in pass protection, but can also be nasty in the run game. Playing him is a challenge for any defender lined up opposite him."
Peters is a freak of nature who hasn't really shown his age yet. How much longer the Eagles can count on him remains to be seen, but until he starts to really decline I wouldn't bet against him. I tend to think he is the exception and not the rule. Peters is the second offensive lineman on this list, only behind Marshal Yanda.
"41) DeMarco Murray - He is coming off a season that saw him lead the league in rushing with 1,845 yards with 13 rushing touchdowns. That led to his signing as a free agent with the Eagles."
The 2014 leading rusher is the third running back to appear on this list. The Eagles won't be using Murray as often as Dallas did but there's no question he's the main back in Philadelphia. Pro Football Focus thinks the Eagles' offensive line is a dream scenario for him.
"55) Fletcher Cox - It's a shame he didn't go to the Pro Bowl last season. He was hurt by his lack of sacks with just four, but he is much more of a presence each week than that number. He dominated games at times."
Kudos to Prisco for given the underrated (by national perception, at least) Cox some attention.
"78) Evan Mathis - The Eagles always seem like they want to get rid of him. Why? All he does is continue to play well and be one of the better guards in the league."
Mathis is holding out so it remains to be seen how this situation plays out. For now, he's an Eagle. He seemed to play pretty well last year despite suffering an MCL injury in Week 1.
Some former Eagles who made the list: LeSean McCoy at No. 89 and DeSean Jackson at No. 96.
Connor Barwin didn't make the cut. He should be on there. Darren Sproles, who made the NFL Top 100 as voted by the players, also deserves consideration. Any other snubs on the list?