Says Pro Football Focus:
The Eagles’ defensive line is arguably one of the league’s best with Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham manning the ship but behind them, question marks pop up all over.
The loss of Jordan Hicks hurts their linebacking corps, as he was well above average in coverage and after Hicks, Nigel Bradham was the team’s highest-graded linebacker at 67.5. Even with the return of Bradham and Ronald Darby at cornerback, every fan saw what happened a season ago when injuries depleted an already-thin unit at cornerback.
Coverage is the most important facet in the NFL for a defense and getting players who can contribute in key passing downs at both linebacker and cornerback should be priority No. 1 for the Eagles.