We’re now ten days from the start of training camp, and it’ll offer 17 rookies the opportunity to compete for a limited number of starting opportunities and roster spots.
The 2023 class includes seven talented players after the 2023 NFL draft, in which the team received glowing grades from experts and analysts.
Philadelphia landed five total defenders and four real players in the trenches, landing Tyler Steen from Alabama in the third round.
The Eagles also added plenty of undrafted talent.
Howie Roseman has raved about previous UDFA classes, with several big-named stars holding second-day draft grades.
Philadelphia has nine undrafted rookies that could become critical contributors for years.
With the young guys fully entrenched ahead of training camp, here is an early ranking of the rookies by potential impact.
The ffseason program and OTAs suggest that Carter will hit the ground running as a Day 1 starte.
An explosive and disruptive player at multiple positions, Carter will lead a rotation that includes Fletcher Cox, Kentavious Street, second-year man Jordan Davis, Milton Williams, Marlon Tuipulotu, and Noah Elliss all competing for snaps.
A productive and versatile player at Illinois, Brown brings five years of starting experience and a hybrid skill set that Sean Desai will love. With C.J. Gardner-Johnson and Marcus Epps moving on in free agency, playing time is available. The Eagles signed Terrell Edmunds, a five-year starter with the Steelers, and Justin Evans, who fought back from a severe knee injury. Reed Blankenship played well in his rookie season. K’Von Wallace provided some quality depth.
How quickly Brown can learn the defense will determine when he’s a starter.
Smith certainly will have a chance to earn time on special teams with his speed and his tenacity, and he’s joining a team that values pass rushing off the edge – Haason Reddick, Brandon Graham, Josh Sweat, Derek Barnett, among them.
Smith will likely play the SAM linebacker spot as…