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Eagles Mailbag: Pick one NFC East player to add to Philadelphia's roster

Eagles Q&A.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to another edition of the BGN Mailbag. Each weekend I'll be taking some of your Philadelphia Eagles questions and answering them here. As always, thanks to everyone who sent in a question. We already answered some of your inquiries on the latest episode of BGN Radio (click HERE to listen). Now I'll be getting to some of the ones we didn't already address. Let's get started. To the Q&A ...

@Spectpooheagles asks: Out of the Eagles’ rival NFC East players, which one would you choose to add?

The photo above this post gives my answer away: Odell Beckham Jr. The Eagles desperately need help at wide receiver and there's no question OBJ is a dynamic talent. The 23-year-old pass-catcher has the most receptions and receiving yards of any NFL player in their first 25 career games. Beckham is one of the few good things the Giants have going for them right now. He basically helped revive Eli Manning's career. Having Beckham around would be great for Carson Wentz and his future development.

Ezekiel Elliott also draws consideration here given the Eagles' huge need at running back. Earlier this offseason, I wrote about why the Eagles should select Zeke if he fell to No. 8. Beckham is the more proven NFL commodity, though, so I have to take him.

Why no Dez Bryant? It wouldn't be a bad choice, but he turns 28 this season and he's coming off injury. Again, Beckham is only 23.

@ZipSquad_JihaD asks: What current position screams "Waiting for a veteran to get cut so the Eagles can him sign for depth" on the roster?

Running back is obviously a position to watch given the uncertainty there. Then again, the Eagles already have three locks at that spot: Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles, and Wendell Smallwood. They might just roll with that group. A fourth spot could be occupied by either Kenjon Barner or another veteran.

The Eagles also need more depth at linebacker. The starters are set: Mychal Kendricks, Jordan Hicks, Nigel Bradham. Najee Goode is potentially the top backup at all three positions. Beyond that, it's unclear. Seventh round pick Joe Walker has been getting looks at second team MLB. Myke Tavarres received the second most amount of guaranteed money of all the Eagles' UDFA signings. If the Eagles feel like they can't rely on their youth, they can always add a veteran later. I don't know that Stephen Tulloch would sign as a backup but he might sign if the Eagles suffer an injury and need a stopgap starter.

Who is you favorite Eagles cornerback of all time?

This question was addressed on BGN Radio. I wasn't able to be on this week's episode so I wanted to chime in here. I have to go with Bobby Taylor. The reasoning is admittedly silly ... he was just so good on Madden. I wasn't even only playing with him when he was on the Eagles. I remember doing a franchise mode with the Seahawks and racking up a 16+ interception season with Taylor. (The single-season record is 14.) The Taylor and Troy Vincent duo was just a good combo. As a kid, I liked Troy too. He was the first Eagles player I ever saw in person. I was at a doctor's office and I saw "Troy Vincent Jr." in the log book as I signed out. Then I walked by him as he was standing outside the office. He was on his cell so I didn't want to interrupt, but I still thought it was the coolest thing ever at the time.

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