Grading the Eagles’ Positions this Season.

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    The Eagles have been one of the most disappointing teams this season, but how do they grade at each position?

    Quarterback: B

    QB Carson Wentz has had a decent season so far, but hasn’t been able to get anything done with injuries at the receiver position.

    Runningback: A-

    RBs Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders have been excellent on the ground and in the air respectively, but Doug Pederson has had a hard time using each back correctly

    Wide Receiver: D

    The Eagles were expected to have one of the league’s top receiving corps this season, but with Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor severely underachieving and Desean Jackson getting hurt, the receiver position has become one of the worst in the league.

    Tight End: A+

    Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert are the best tight end duo in the NFL and arguably the best since Gronk and Aaron Hernandez. The Eagles are good at the position for the future.

    Left tackle: B+

    Jason Peters is still performing at a pro bowl level, but he will retire soon and rookie Andre Dillard will be starting. Dillard has been average to below average at the left side so far.

    Left Guard: F

    Isaac Seumalo is simply terrible. He is young but he has been really bad in all of his seasons except last year. Left guard is a position of need and the Eagles should look to start Jason Peters there next year if he doesn’t retire.

    Center: B+

    Jason Kelce has had a down year at center and is nearing retirement. Long term we have no answer yet. He’s still a top center in the league.

    Right Guard: A+

    Brandon Brooks has been the best offensive lineman in football this season and just got paid. He’s been phenomenal.

    Right Tackle: A-

    Lane Johnson is one of the best right tackles in football and just inked a 4 year extension. We have long term consistency at the ride side.

    Defensive End: B+

    Brandon Graham has been great this season, racking up 8+ sacks. Derek Barnett has gotten a few and Josh Sweat is having a good year.

    Defensive Tackle: A-

    Fletcher Cox is a stud at DT no matter how quiet he may be doing it. Timmy Jernigan is decent but not very good. When Malik Jackson returns next year the grade will go up.

    Linebacker: C-

    Linebacker is one of the Eagles’ worst positions. The group is inexperienced and overall isn’t very good apart from Nigel Bradham.

    Cornerback: D-

    The Eagles corners have been bad all year apart from two games. Big plays everywhere you look and getting burnt consistently. Not trading for a corner or addressing it in the draft as a huge mistake. Look for the Eagles to possibly draft one this year or sign a veteran in free agency.

    Safety: C+

    Malcolm Jenkins is aging and it shows, and Rodney McLeod has been terrible. Safety is a big need for the rebuild.

    Kicker: A

    Jake Elliott has been one of the NFL’s best kickers this year and signed an extension. Good position for the Eagles.

    Punter: A

    Cameron Johnston is consistently good and has a great punt yard average. Look for the Eagles to possibly extend him in the future.


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