Philadelphia Eagles: 5 offseason moves Howie Roseman must make

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Sign UFA Jadeveon Clowney

Public Enemy No. 1 around here, free agent Jadeveon Clowney would be a TREMENDOUS fit with the Eagles. With the team’s entire starting secondary questionable to return, what better way to shore up the back end than by adding one of the league’s premier edge-rushers to the front line?

Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz loves to utilize a D-line rotation, and imagine the fear opposing quarterbacks would have with Clowney joining the ranks of Derek Barnett and Brandon Graham on the edge, and Fletcher Cox in the middle. At 27 years old, Clowney certainly fits the mold of young talent – elite talent at that.

The former No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, Clowney is a game-changer with his rare combination of athleticism, power, speed and even aggression, much of which hurt – quite literally – the Eagles last season. There have been knocks about his hustle in the past, but playing as part of a rotation on a team of his choosing (he was drafted by the Texans; traded to the Seahawks) would help negate any possible momentary lapses.

The Eagles currently have an estimated $45 million in salary cap space, per Over The Cap, with that number expected to climb. Clowney is looking to land a “market-setting contract,” and it would behoove the Eagles to go all-in for his services.