Now, it must be noted that the depth chart is compiled by the Eagles public relations staff and NOT the team’s coaching staff. It’s still worth taking a look.
QUARTERBACK: Carson Wentz, Nate Sudfeld, Josh McCown
RUNNING BACK: Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders, Darren Sproles, Corey Clement
WIDE RECEIVER: Alshon Jeffery, JJ Arcega-Whiteside
WIDE RECEIVER DeSean Jackson, Mack Hollins
WIDE RECEIVER: Nelson Agholor
TIGHT END: Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert
LEFT TACKLE: Jason Peters, Andre Dillard
LEFT GUARD: Isaac Seumalo, Matt Pryor
CENTER: Jason Kelce, Nate Herbig
RIGHT GUARD: Brandon Brooks, Halapoulivaati Vaitai
RIGHT TACKLE: Lane Johnson, Jordan Mailata
DEFENSIVE END: Derek Barnett, Vinny Curry, Shareef Miller
DEFENSIVE TACKLE: Malik Jackson, Tim Jernigan
DEFENSIVE TACKLE: Fletcher Cox, Hassan Ridgeway
DEFENSIVE END: Brandon Graham, Josh Sweat, Daeshon Hall
OUTSIDE LINEBACKER: Kamu Grugier-Hill, Nathan Gerry
MIDDLE LINEBACKER: Nigel Bradham, T.J. Edwards
OUTSIDE LINEBACKER: Zach Brown, L.J. Fort
CORNERBACK: Avonte Maddox, Sidney Jones
CORNERBACK: Ronald Darby, Rasul Douglas
SAFETY: Rodney McLeod, Andrew Sendejo
SAFETY: Malcolm Jenkins, Johnathan Cyprien, Rudy Ford
PUNTER: Cameron Johnston
KICKER: Jake Elliott
LONG SNAPPER: Rick Lovato
HOLDER: Cameron Johnston
PUNT RETURNER: Darren Sproles, DeSean Jackson
KICK RETURNER: Miles Sanders, Corey Clement
- Interesting to see Nate Sudfeld still ahead of Josh McCown. I think it’s pretty safe to say McCown’s going to be the No. 2 quarterback even when Sudfeld returns from injury.
- Miles Sanders could very well get more playing time than Jordan Howard this season but Howard being first on the depth chart shows you the veteran isn’t just chopped liver. Howard’s going to have a role in this offense as one of two primary ball carriers.
- While we’re talking about Sanders, it should be noted he’s listed as the top kickoff returner. Kick returns aren’t very important in today’s touchback-friendly NFL but Sanders will get some chances to impress on that unit.
- The Eagles don’t have a true backup slot receiver. Greg Ward could get called up from the practice squad if something happens to Agholor.
- We’ll see if the Eagles add a third tight end. For now, Doug Pederson said Dillard could see playing time as a blocking tight end.
- The backup offensive line spots are more nuanced than this depth chart indicates. Seumalo is likely the true backup at center with Big V filling in at left guard. Vaitai is the top backup at left guard, right guard, and right tackle. Dillard is the top backup left tackle; he doesn’t have experience at right tackle yet.
- Hall being listed behind Sweat is one of the bigger “surprises” on this depth chart. I don’t buy that being a reality given how Hall dominated the summer and Sweat ... didn’t.
- Bradham and Brown are poised to be the top two linebackers until Grugier-Hill gets healthy.
- Interesting to see Darby and Maddox listed as the top two corners. Doug Pederson said Darby and Jones are the top two corners on Monday. Pederson did say that all four corners on the roster will play, however.
- Sproles is obviously the primary punt returner but the coaching staff has talked about using Jackson in special situations.
- Anything jump out to you?