The Eagles have been considered one of the teams that had the best off season in the NFL this year. They have filled almost every hole on the roster. Signing key players like Kyzir White and drafting Nakobe Dean helped fill in the hole at linebacker. The signing of James Bradberry solidified the corner position. They’ve added Jaquiski Tartt late in the off season helping to add solid depth to the safety room. With all these signings there is not many holes left on the roster, but lets take a look at three positions that could be upgraded.
First we have Punter. Arryn Siposs had an abysmal season last year ranking 24th in yards per punt average (43.9). He also ranked 24th again in punts inside the 20 (17). It is clear he has leg power as his longest punt last year was 68 yards, but shanked punts all throughout the year really made it hard on the Eagles defense making them start with horrible field position. Over the last six games of the season last year, he ranked dead last in yards per punt average at 37 yards per punt. It is clear the Eagles need to make an upgrade at punter to help the defense this year.
Secondly we have Kick/Punt Returner. Jalen Reagor clearly is not the guy the Eagles want to have returning their kicks. Last year he ranked 18th in average kick return yards at 21.3 yards per attempt, and 21st in punt return average at 6.4 yards per attempt. He often let balls bounce inside the 10 yard line, resulting in backed up field position for the offense, and when he wasn’t doing that he was fair catching balls inside the 10, also backing up the offense. The Eagles have some guys that would be intriguing to watch back there, including Jason Huntley and UDFA Britain Covey. The Eagles offense can be a huge force to be reckoned with if they start with better field position all year.
The Birds were able to put together a really good team that should be able to compete with the best of them, and filling some of the last remaining holes could set them over the top.