6 Free Agents the Eagles Should Sign Before NFL Draft

The Eagles could fill a few more holes ahead of the NFL Draft

Justin Simmons
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3. C.J. Uzomah, TE

Dallas Goedert remains a very good starting tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s not going to be in the same category as Travis Kelce but he’s still a consistent threat who had 592 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games last year. He’s proven to be a dangerous player on third downs and racked up 33 receptions for a first down.

Goedert is also a spectacular blocker. PFF ranked him sixth overall in run-blocking for tight ends in 2023 — and he was 16th overall at the position. As impressive as he can be, the depth simply isn’t there for Philly.

Grant Calcaterra and Jack Stoll combined for nine receptions and 77 yards last year without a touchdown. Stoll is gone now after signing with the New York Giants and while they have Albert Okwuegbunam, he had zero receptions in four games.

Philadelphia can use an upgrade behind Goedert and C.J. Uzomah would provide that. The nine-year veteran had just eight receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown in 2023 with the New York Jets but everyone struggled with Zach Wilson running the show — and that was still better than what the Eagles had on the bench.

Uzomah would offer starting experience after spending much of his seven-year run with the Cincinnati Bengals as their primary tight end.