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Eagles depth chart following the 2020 NFL Draft: Offense edition

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Looking at how Philadelphia’s roster is shaping up.

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Now that the two major offseason acquisition periods — the start of free agency and the NFL Draft — have passed, let’s take a look at how the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2020 projected depth chart is coming together. We’ll start today with the offense before next moving on to defense and special teams. After that, we’ll post our first 53-man roster projection for the 2020 season. (If you want, you can look at how the roster looks compared to last year at this time.)

QUARTERBACK (FACTORY)

1 - Carson Wentz

2 - Nate Sudfeld

3 - Jalen Hurts

4 - Kyle Lauletta

Wentz is the franchise quarterback. Sudfeld has a leg up on the backup spot due to his experience in the scheme. Hurts won’t have a normal offseason to learn the Eagles’ system but he might eventually rise to being Wentz’s No. 2 anyway ... and/or he’ll be used as a gadget player? Lauletta is a long shot to make the team following the Hurts pick; his best case scenario is beating out Sudfeld for a third spot. A second season on the practice squad might be more likely for Lauletta.

RUNNING BACK

1 - Miles Sanders

2 - Boston Scott

3 - Corey Clement

4 - Elijah Holyfield

5 - Michael Warren

6 - Adrian Killins

Sanders showed star potential as a rookie and he’s clearly the Eagles’ top running back. Scott boosted his stock with some big performances down the stretch last season; Juice Lord is in good shape to contribute in 2020. There’s room for more veteran help (Devonta Freeman? Carlos Hyde? Corey Clement?) behind Sanders and Scott here. Holyfield and Warren are physical backs who could replace the Jordan Howard role but that’s no sure bet. Killins is super fast and might be able to convince the Eagles to keep him. [UPDATE: The Eagles re-signed Clement after I originally posted this article.]

WIDE RECEIVER

1 - Alshon Jeffery

2 - DeSean Jackson

3 - Jalen Reagor

4 - JJ Arcega-Whiteside

5 - Greg Ward

6 - Marquise Goodwin

7 - John Hightower

8 - Quez Watkins

9 - Robert Davis

10 - Deontay Burnett

11 - Shelton Gibson

12 - Marcus Green

13 - Marken Michel

14 - River Cracraft

15 - Khalil Tate

16 - Manasseh Bailey

Jeffery’s status is in doubt. Even if the Eagles do keep him, he could begin the season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. Jackson can still make a big impact if he’s able to stay healthy, which is a big question mark. Reagor is going to have an opportunity to contribute right away. JJAW could potentially start in Jeffery’s place since the Eagles view them in the same role. Ward might see some rotational playing time in the slot, assuming he makes the team. Goodwin’s NFL experience could allow him to beat out less reliable rookies. Hightower and Watkins are pushing for fifth/sixth/seven receiver spots on the 53-man roster. Everyone else is a long shot to make the team and will really have to impress in order to stick around.

TIGHT END

1 - Zach Ertz

2 - Dallas Goedert

3 - Joshua Perkins

4 - Alex Ellis

5 - Noah Togiai

The Eagles have one of the league’s best tight end duos with Ertz and Goedert in the fold. The No. 3 tight end spot is up for grabs. Perkins has been the favorite in the past but the more talented Ellis could unseat him.

OFFENSIVE TACKLE

1 - Lane Johnson

2 - Andre Dillard

3 - Jordan Mailata

4 - Jack Driscoll

5 - Prince Tega Wenogho

6 - Casey Tucker

Johnson is the Eagles’ starting right tackle. Dillard is projected to take over for Jason Peters but there’s a lot of smoke about the team lacking confidence in the second-year player. Mailata is currently the swing tackle ... is the Australia sensation ready to handle that job? The Eagles are listing Driscoll at tackle but he might end up playing on the interior. PTW has a chance to become the Eagles’ swing tackle if he can stay healthy and Jeff Stoutland can coach him up a bit more. Tucker is a camp body.

OFFENSIVE GUARD

1 - Brandon Brooks

2 - Isaac Seumalo

3 - Matt Pryor

4 - Sua Opeta

5 - Julian Good-Jones

This marks the second straight year Brooks is coming off a significant late-season injury. The thought is he’ll be ready for the start of the 2020 campaign, whenever that is. Seumalo is a solid starter at left guard. The Eagles investing draft picks in tackle prospects solidifies Pryor as a top backup guard. Opeta will compete to unseat Pryor.

CENTER

1 - Jason Kelce

2 - Nate Herbig

3 - Keegan Render

4 - Luke Juriga

Kelce confirmed he’s returning for 2020, which could be his final season before he retires. Herbig is listed as a guard but he was the second string center in preseason last year so the Eagles might keep him there. Render is probably just a camp body. Juriga could fight for a practice squad job at a position where the Eagles’ depth is thin.