Eagles Meet With Another Linebacker at Combine

The Philadelphia Eagles are making a concerted effort to meet with the top linebackers in this year's draft class.
Feb 28, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M linebacker Edgerrin Cooper (LB08) talks
Feb 28, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M linebacker Edgerrin Cooper (LB08) talks / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

After a rough 2023 season from the linebacker unit, the Philadelphia Eagles have done their due diligence at the NFL Scouting Combine this week to meet with the top prospects at the position.

Earlier this week, the Eagles met with Clemson linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr., who is the son of former Eagles Hall of Famer Jeremiah Trotter.

Along with Trotter Jr., Philadelphia met with former Texas A&M linebacker Edgerrin Cooper, per Chris Franklin of NJ.com. Cooper added that his meeting with the team went extremely well and said that the Eagles have great coaches.

The 6-foot-2 linebacker is coming off an outstanding 2023 season with the Aggies. Cooper had 84 total tackles, 17 tackles for loss, and eight sacks. Cooper is a physical linebacker with speed, which will work well in a Vic Fangio scheme. 

The senior linebacker is also a solid blitzer and can be utilized as a weapon against dual-threat quarterbacks because of his “long speed.” 

Lance Zierlein of NFL.com compared Cooper’s skills to Devin Lloyd, who was drafted in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The latest mock drafts have the Texas A&M linebacker being drafted late in the first round, which bodes well for the Eagles, who have the No. 22 overall pick. However, the Eagles don’t spend top draft capital at the linebacker spot.

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