The Eagles have made a few solid signings, but there is more to be done to improve the roster (3/26/21)

A week of the NFL free agency period has gone by, and the Eagles have made a few signings that should improve their depth in the secondary. There is certainly more to be done and here are five remaining free agents that the Eagles should target.

Eric Wilson

It’s clear that the Eagles need more help at the linebacker position, and acquiring somebody who was 13th in the league in total tackles would really improve it. Wilson has experience playing under current Eagles linebacker coach, Nick Rallis. Him being only 26 years of age is an added bonus. He would form a solid duo with current Eagles linebacker Alex Singleton.

James Connor

Connor broke out in his sophomore season, he rushed for 973 yards and compiled 472 receiving yards. Eversince that season, his numbers have dipped all across the board, which should make him a not so expensive option in free agency. He is someone who can get the short yardage when needed, and he can make plays out of the backfield. Connor still has a lot of gas left in the tank, as he is only 25 years of age. Him and Sanders should form one of the more lethal running back duos in the league.

Malik Hooker

While the Eagles do have Rodney McLeod and newly signed Anthony Harris already playing the safety positions, adding more depth to it wouldn’t hurt. Adding Hooker would make complete sense because of his experience playing under new Eagles defensive coordinator, Jonathan Gannon. Him already knowing Gannon’s play style would benefit greatly for the Eagles defense.

Brian Poole

It’s clear that the Eagles need help at cornerback, specifically in the slot. The Eagles don’t have anyone that they can consistently rely on to play effectively in the nickel position. Poole being one of the best slot corners in the league, would not only improve the secondary as a whole, but would give the Eagles someone to rely upon to shut down some of the best slot receivers in the game.

Neville Hewitt

The Eagles should take a look at another linebacker in Neville Hewitt. Last season he recorded 134 tackles with the Jets, which was the 9th most in the league. He’s a bit of a liability in coverage, but he’s able to make open field tackles. He would strengthen the Eagles linebacker core.

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