May 21, 2022

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Howie Roseman looking for LB that fit Eagles…

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Howie Roseman looking for LB that fit Eagles...


Eagles general manager Howie Roseman did his best on Wednesday to provide some insight into the value system Philadelphia places into investing in the linebacker position.

The Eagles have been shredding by opposing offenses over the past two years, and the crux of the problem can be found in the lack of overall talent at the linebacker position. Jonathan Gannon waited almost eight weeks to insert T.J. Edwards into the lineup, and Alex Singleton offers little outside of his penchant for being a volume tackler.

With three first-round picks in April’s NFL draft, there has been some debate centered around whether Philadelphia should utilize assets to acquire a dynamic outside or middle linebacker.

Roseman gave some insight into his thinking on Wednesday.

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Roseman didn’t fully delve into his thought process regarding the position, instead choosing to focus on how well T.J. Edwards played at the position. Roseman also hinted at potentially finding players that fit Jonathan Gannon’s system, while also complementing the linebackers currently on the roster.

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Roseman grinned when discussing the young linebackers currently on the roster while stating that the Eagles will evaluate the position. Just how must stock or value certainly remains to be seen.

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It was only three days ago when Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network stated that “the Philadelphia Eagles will never draft a linebacker in the first round, they never do it.”

Roseman can still land a solid linebacker with range in the second or third round, but it seems more likely that he addresses the position via free agency over the first or second round of the draft.

Howie Roseman on how Eagles evaluate the LB position; Already having young players on roster