13. Rashaad Penny
It only seems fitting to rank Rashaad Penny next to Swift after the duo joined the Eagles within a month of each other.
Much like his fellow RB, Penny has seen his career hampered by injuries that have forced him to miss an average of 10.7 games over the last three seasons. At the same time, there’s no denying that the former San Diego State product is one of the NFL’s best rushers when healthy.
Even with injuries keeping him to 15 games over the last two seasons, Penny has impressed. The veteran rusher has racked up 1,095 rushing yards on 176 carries over that span (6.2 yards per attempt), also finding the end zone eight times.
What’s even more impressive is that Penny has rushed for at least 135 yards in five of his last 10 outings.
Although I’m not saying that he can produce like that every game, average RBs don’t rack up 495 yards and 4 TDs in a three-game span, as he did during the 2021 campaign. The Eagles have a special player on their hands as long as Penny stays on the field.
Splitting the backfield duties with Swift and the rest of the RBs should help keep Penny fresh throughout the campaign, where, hopefully, he shows his true potential.
12. Dallas Goedert
Few players have been more synonymous with the Eagles over the last half-decade than Dallas Goedert.
The Britton, South Dakota native has been a reliable target for any Philadelphia QB that’s lined up under center over the five previous seasons. While he didn’t amass any individual accolades during that span, he still caught 72.7% of passes thrown his way for 248 receptions, 2,997 yards, 19 touchdowns and 158 first downs.
Goedert is also a playoff performer and proved it during last year’s postseason run, leading the team with 16 receptions while also tallying 141 yards and a touchdown.
Even though he’s turning 29 before the season ends, I’m not worried about Goedert falling off. He was on pace for nearly 1,000 yards last year and would’ve come close to the mark had he not missed five games due to injury.
If Goedert’s blocking was better, he’d rank much higher on this list. However, there’s no shame in ending up just outside of the top 10. After all, another strong season could see him crack that ranking this time next year.