By Max Harper

Pro Football Talk is out with its GM rankings:

3. Howie Roseman, Eagles

No one does rise and fall quite like Howie Roseman.

The question is how to prevent his latest valley from becoming a caldera.

What looked like the league’s best overall roster in 2022 proved to be dangerously deficient on defense last season.

Roseman didn’t have much money to throw at the problem on the open market so he settled for draft picks, using all three of his top-100 selections on defenders.

This, despite the fact that offensive captain Jason Kelce has ridden off into the retirement sunset, making it an open question whether Jalen Hurts and company can maintain their bully ball, tush push approach.

Roseman addressed that question in part by using what few precious free agent dollars he had on Saquon Barkley, hoping to increase the effectiveness of what had been a diminishing backfield committee.

Always on the lookout for value, Roseman stopped the draft weekend slide of CB Cooper DeJean after doing the same for Jalen Carter in 2023. Maybe it will prove more “quick fix” than foundation building for the future, but this roster still looks good enough on paper to reload instead of rebuild.

If the latter proves necessary in 2025, Roseman has demonstrated more than once he can get things turned around in a hurry.

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