3 Eagles Draft Picks Who May Not Make the 53-Man Roster

Which draft picks could struggle to make the Eagles' 53-man roster?
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2. Jeremiah Trotter, Jr., LB, Clemson: Round 5, No. 155

When the Eagles took Jeremiah Trotter in the fifth round, the fan base met it with much praise. The Clemson product brings a familiar name since his father, Jeremiah Trotter, Sr., played in the NFL for 13 years. Eight of those campaigns were in Philadelphia as the S.F. Austin product was taken in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft and developed into a four-time Pro Bowler.

Philadelphia hopes they struck gold again with the younger Trotter but there are concerns. While he had senstational numbers with 89 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 2022 and 88 tackles with 5.5 sacks in 2023, Trotter doesn't have the typical NFL linebacker frame.

He was listed at 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds but actually came in at 6-foot-2 and 228 at the NFL Combine. Despite that, he still has smaller arms which prevent him from wrapping up at times. He's also easily eaten up by blockers. Throw in the addition of Devin White, Oren Burks, and Zack Baun and it's suddenly crowded at linebacker.

Despite that, he has NFL bloodlines and a high football IQ. There's enough to like about his game and he will be easy to root for. But that doesn't mean he's guaranteed anything.