9. Landon Dickerson
Landon Dickerson has only been in the NFL since 2021, but you wouldn’t know that from his play on the field.
The 6-foot-6, 332-pound offensive guard has been integral to the Eagles’ offensive line. For starters, he provides excellent protection for Hurts, surrendering only 3 sacks over 1,953 career offensive snaps.
ESPN wound up giving him a 97.0 pass-block win rate for his efforts, which ranked second among o-linemen who played at least 1,000 snaps in 2022.
He was also a force in the run game, clearing lanes for both Hurts and the RB room. If he hadn’t suited up and started in all 17 games, I doubt the Eagles would’ve averaged 147.6 rushing yards per game — fifth-best in the NFL.
The one drawback to his game is that Dickerson sometimes lacks discipline. He racked up 14 penalties during the regular season and while he didn’t take a single call in the playoffs, he needs to find a way to penalize his team less often.
Nevertheless, Dickerson is fresh off his first-ever Pro Bowl campaign and I fully expect more dominance from him in Year 3.
8. Fletcher Cox
Fletcher Cox’s long-term presence is a big reason why the Eagles’ defense has been well-respected more often than not over the last decade.
The 32-year-old veteran has done just about everything during his career, earning All-Pro honors four times (one first-team, three second-team selections) while making six consecutive Pro Bowl appearances from 2015 to 2020. That’s without mentioning his key play that helped lead to the Super Bowl LII victory.
Even though he hasn’t been a Pro Bowl player for the last two seasons, Cox is still making his presence felt. Over the last two years, he’s recorded 78 tackles, 10.5 sacks and 3 forced fumbles.
He also isn’t afraid to join in on the pass rush, which has also led to 20 hurries, 16 knockdowns and 48 pressures during that span.
Cox’s game has aged wonderfully over the years and there’s no reason to believe why he can’t be an everyday starter going forward. Philadelphia’s defensive line wouldn’t be nearly as successful without him, so expect him to do what he can to stay at an elite level in 2023.