Directly after the draft, I took a shot at predicting the Eagles 53-Man Roster. Unsurprisingly, I have already been proven wrong about a few guesses. But other guesses I made, even some longshot ones, are looking decent. I figured with the first pre-season game coming up this week, I would take a second swing at predicting the final team. Now that I am armed with more information about how they have looked in camp, and they are done in free agency, for the most part, I can probably predict a more accurate final roster.
The Eagles made a few additions since I first attempted this. Namely signing James Bradberry and Jaquiski Tartt. And while I did predict free agent signings at both of those positions, those are not the two names I guessed. And I also predicted there would be a couple draft busts that would get moved out, and they are still here. For other players I expected them to have a big camp, and haven’t even shown up on the map yet. So now I am ready to try again, and hopefully make some better guesses.
A lot of the spots are already pretty locked in. We can lock in perhaps 80%, maybe more, of the players who will make the final cut. But there are a good handful of spots open for competition. These handful of guys will be fighting for their careers in these preseason games. Can camp standout Britain Covey crack the roster? Which long-time Eagle may lose his roster spot? I took my best shot at predicting the final 53 guys. Here are my guesses.