By Max Harper
The Eagles are in their third day of OTA’s at NovaCare, and Pro Football Focus has rated their defensive linemen:
16. FLETCHER COX
After posting a 92.7 PFF grade from 2014 to 2019 (third among qualifying interior defensive linemen), Cox has earned just a 73.3 overall grade since 2020 (30th).
The Eagles’ addition of Jordan Davis to a defensive tackle rotation that already included Javon Hargrave and 2021 draft selection Milton Williams could allow the team to rotate Cox more and keep him fresh.
20. JAVON HARGRAVE
Hargrave developed into a strong all-around nose tackle in four seasons with the Steelers, but he was still somewhat of a rotational player who operated behind Cam Heyward and Stephon Tuitt.
In an expanded role across two seasons with the Eagles, though, he has emerged as one of the better interior pass-rushers in the league. His 19.7% pass-rush win rate since 2020 ranks third at the position, behind only Aaron Donald and Chris Jones.
The only reason Hargrave doesn’t come in any higher on this list is that his run defense has taken a hit since he joined the Eagles, with his PFF run-defense grades falling below 50.0 in each of the past two seasons.