2015 Depth Charts Update: Philadelphia Eagles
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- The offensive line in Philadelphia is a dream scenario for new Eagles running back DeMarco Murray. He walks into a situation where his offensive line is as good as, if not better than, it was in Dallas. The left side of the line is where they are strongest, with both Jason Peters and Evan Mathis consistently among the best at their position. Consider this about Mathis, he missed 7 games in 2014, but still finished the season as our second highest graded offensive guard.
- Replacing LeSean McCoy with Murray gives the Eagles a running back of a similar talent level, but one that they feel fits what they want to do offensively much better. What’s impressive though, is that in Murray, Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews, the Eagles have depth at the position, with Sproles a dangerous weapon as a receiver and on special teams too.
- On the defensive line Bennie Logan has shown himself to be a solid, capable nose tackle, but the Eagles are strongest on the line at both end spots. Fletcher Cox was our sixth highest graded 3-4 defensive end, while on the other side the combination of Cedric Thornton, who stands out against the run, and Vinnie Curry, who does his damage as a pass rusher, works well too.
- Both safety spots are interesting for the Eagles. At one spot Malcolm Jenkins has found life easier in Philadelphia, with a slightly different role allowing him to excel in his new home. The current favorite to start next to him is former cornerback Walter Thurmond, but his change of position and relative lack of playing time in the last three years makes him somewhat of unknown quantity.