By Harvey Hoffman
There has been a strange degree of joy bubbling among Eagles Nation that last year’s 4-11-1 was indeed an aberration.
New coaches, ditched quarterback, a hot new wideout.
I believe DeVonta Smith was an excellent pick and that he’s going to make an immediate impact at the next level.
Now, we just need to figure out if Jalen Hurts is the future under center. He certainly has good players to work with such as Dallas Goedert and Miles Sanders — and maybe Zach Ertz if he’s still around.
The jury is out on Jalen Reagor, but it’s possible he will always be remembered as the guy who was drafted one pick before Justin Jefferson.
The Eagles have a solid defensive line and exceptional depth at pass-rusher as well.
Eric Wilson and Alex Singleton are seemingly legitimate starters at linebacker, Darius Slay is a bonafide playmaker and Philly now has the Viking twins in Marcus Epps and Anthony Harris at safety. There’s talent on this roster, but not enough where the Eagles will be contending in 2021.