Sleeper – Davion Taylor
During the Eagles’ Super Bowl run their linebackers served as a core to the defense. Fast forward to now and the unit is depleted and searching for new energy to revive that core. A third-round pick out of Colorado, Davion Taylor could provide that stability and spark.
The Philadelphia depth chart currently shows the starting trio as Nathan Gerry, T.J. Edwards, and Duke Riley. Beyond that, three of the fourth depth players listed are rookies. Needless to say, there is a big opportunity for anyone who can step up at the position, and Taylor should be at the top of the list.
Over two seasons at Colorado, Taylor showed the majority of his impact by getting into the backfield. In his first season, he totaled 10 tackles for loss and then followed that up with eight in his second year, adding a sack each season as well. He also recovered three fumbles over his two years and had a combined tackle total of 129.
Playing in all 12 games each season at Colorado, Taylor provides a durable depth player for the time being, but given the right opportunity, he could make the jump into a starting role for the Eagles in the very near future.