Now that our All-NFC East offense group is within the books, it’s time to assemble the protection. And in order that’s precisely what RJ Ochoa and I did within the newest NFC East Mixtape episode, which lives on each the Bleeding Inexperienced Nation and Running a blog The Boys podcast feeds.
Hearken to the present for the complete outcomes however, for you non-podcast individuals on the market, I’ll let you already know that the Philadelphia Eagles completed with three out of the 11 beginning spots. A minimum of on my version of the record, which differs a bit from RJ’s record after which the grasp version we created.
Defensive finish – Brandon Lee Graham
BLG is my favourite Eagles participant, so it’s straightforward to accuse me of being biased with this decide. And I’m. However I nonetheless genuinely imagine he deserves to be on this record based mostly on advantage. No NFC East participant has extra sacks than his 16.5 over the previous two seasons. He’s one in every of two edge rushers (the opposite being Chase Younger) within the division to make a Professional Bowl in that very same span. And Graham is simply an superior dude who’s at all times gonna deliver max effort and vitality along with an amazing locker room vibe. If you wish to make the case that Montez Sweat can/will likely be higher than him this 12 months, that’s honest. However RJ making an attempt to argue for DeMarcus Lawrence over him was foolish. There are 50 gamers who’ve extra sacks than DLaw over the previous two years … together with Graham (and Sweat).
Defensive deal with – Fletcher Cox
Do I actually need to clarify this one? The larger query is who to choose as DT2.
Security – Rodney McLeod
Coming off one other ACL harm doesn’t work in McLeod’s favor. However the Eagles’ Walter Payton Man of the Yr nominee was having a very good season earlier than getting harm. In response to Professional Soccer Focus, he allowed only a 47.3 passer score when focused. On a associated word, McLeod completed as PFF’s eighth-best security when it comes to protection grade. McLeod additionally had one of many decrease missed tackles charges for his place. If you wish to argue Anthony Harris ought to be right here as a substitute (or as well as), there’s a case for that. He may be capable of get again to his 2019 type when he led all safeties in interceptions. However he’s going off a down 2020 season.
Combining the offense and protection, right here’s how the 22 beginning spots have been in the end divvied up by group:
Washington Soccer Group — 6
Dallas Cowboys — 6
Philadelphia Eagles — 5.5
New York Giants — 4.5
Blame RJ for the halves. And, sure, Darius Slay didn’t make the minimize at cornerback.
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Submit your personal All-NFC East protection within the remark part under. Right here’s the format we used as a information: