Eagles' 3 Biggest Priorities After 2024 Minicamp

What are the top three priorities for the Philadelphia Eagles after 2024 minicamp?
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2. Get the young guys ready to go defensively

After an embarrassing year in 2023 in which the team demoted defensive coordinator Sean Desai during the season, there's one non-negotiable for Vic Fangio in his first year at the helm as Eagles defensive coordinator: Get the young guys ready to play.

The Eagles are going to be breaking in a lot of young players this season, and at every level of the defense.

2023 first-round pick Jalen Carter played just over 500 snaps last year and only 51 percent of the total defensive snaps. That's going to have to get bumped up to at least 65-70 percent in year two, if not more. 2022 first-round pick Jordan Davis played just 45 percent of the defensive snaps last year and is going to need to stay on the field and make more of an impact.

Off the edge, the Eagles are going to ask more of Nolan Smith even with the addition of Bryce Huff in free agency and the team deciding to retain Josh Sweat. Smith didn't even play 200 snaps as a rookie, but he's going to have to emerge in year two.

The Eagles' top two picks in the 2024 NFL Draft -- cornerbacks Quinyon Mitchell and Cooper DeJean -- were hand-picked to upgrade a dreadful secondary. They are going to have no choice but to hit the ground running and it's up to Vic Fangio and defensive backs coach Christian Parker to set those guys up for immediate success.

Especially with the offense changing schemes, the defense needs to make sure it's substantially upgraded from the atrocity we saw a season ago.