3 Eagles Whose Stock Has Fallen Ahead of Training Camp

Which Eagles are seeing their stock fall ahead of training camp?
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3. Defensive line without Fletcher Cox

Losing a franchise legend is never easy, especially when you're talking about someone who has brought so much value in the trenches. The Eagles said goodbye to Fletcher Cox this offseason as the longtime starting defensive lineman decided to hang up his cleats and call it a (very successful) career.

When it comes to the replacements for a player like Fletcher Cox, the Eagles don't lack talent. What they lack at this point is proven production.

The Eagles drafted Jordan Davis in the first round back in 2022 out of Georgia, and they landed his teammate Jalen Carter just one year later with a top-10 pick. They also have Milton Williams in the mix and obviously talent is not an issue here. But even in the later years of his career, Fletcher Cox was still third on the team with 17 QB hits. The next-best defensive lineman last year was Jalen Carter with nine. That number is nothing to scoff at, but there's a lot of production to be replaced with Cox retiring, and the Eagles' defensive line is "stock down" until proven otherwise.

This unit has a chance to take a huge step forward this year, especially with the addition of a pass rusher like Bryce Huff off the edge. Having a guy who can bend the edge and get to the quarterback quickly like that will have a huge impact on these interior guys getting favorable matchups. The Eagles just have to stay hopeful that they can even come close to matching the production of someone like Fletcher Cox, whose veteran presence and consistency out there will be missed.

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