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Philadelphia Eagles' projected offensive depth chart following the 2021 NFL Draft


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Philadelphia Eagles' projected offensive depth chart following the 2021 NFL Draft

Glenn Erby 
May 20, 2021 6:44 am ET

As the Eagles proceed through phase two of the offseason workout program, it’s a great time to start projecting an early look at what the offensive depth chart will look like.

With a star addition on offense and two big named road-graders returning to the fold,  here’s what Philadelphia offense could look like at the end of training camp.



Jan 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) runs with the ball past Washington Football Team defensive end Ryan Kerrigan (91) during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Starter: Jalen Hurts
Backup: Joe Flacco

Practice Squad: Jamie Newman

Newman has a future in the league, but he was signed to be a developmental passer.

Philadelphia has committed to building around Jalen Hurts and giving him every opportunity to secure the job beyond 2021.

Running back


Dec 27, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) takes the handoff from quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Starter: Miles Sanders
Backup: Kerryon Johnson-Kenneth Gainwell
3rd down: Kenneth Gainwell

Reserve: Boston Scott
Jordan Howard
Jason Huntley
Elijah Holyfield
Adrian Killins Jr.

Sanders is the Eagles’ top running back, while Kerryon Johnson will attempt to prove that he’s still a solid running back, likely becoming Philadelphia’s power back. Gainwell, the fifth-round pick from Memphis should bypass Scott as the third-down running back behind Sanders.

Wide receiver


Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith puts his helmet back on after drinking water during rookie minicamp at the NFL football team’s training facility, Friday, May 14, 2021, in Philadelphia. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

Wide receiver

Jalen Reagor Z — Starter
Quez Watkins
Jhamon Ausbon
John Hightower

Wide receiver

DeVonta Smith X — Starter
Travis Fulgham
Trevon Grimes
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside

Slot WR

Travis Fulgham — Starter
Greg Ward
Khalil Tate

Smith is the new No. 1 wide receiver after the Eagles selected the Heisman Trophy winner with the No. 10 overall pick. His presence should immediately make life easier for Jalen Reagor and Smith should become the most polished route runner on the roster. Fulgham will have a chance to build on his breakout season and could make Philadelphia that much more dangerous if he gets to work against smaller defenders in the slot. Watkins, Hightower, and Arcega-Whiteside must earn roster spots. The Eagles’ undrafted rookie haul of Texas A&M’s Jhamon Ausbon and Florida’s Trevon Grimes could make two more spots expendable.

Tight End



Eagles’ Dallas Goedert (88) spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown against the Seahawks Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 in Philadelphia. Seahawks won 23-17.
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Tight End


Dallas Goedert — Starter
Zach Ertz — ?
Jason Croom
Tyree Jackson Caleb Wilson

Goedert is the obvious starter and if Ertz is amazingly still on the roster come September, then he’ll start as well. Tyree Jackson is a project and an offseason of fully working at tight end could benefit him and Jason Croom.

Offensive Line


Nov 30, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jordan Mailata (68) in action against the Seattle Seahawks at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Left tackle

Jordan Mailata — Starter
Andre Dillard
Le’Raven Clark

Left Guard

Isaac Seumalo
Landon Dickerson
Sua Opeta


Jason Kelce
Landon Dickerson
Luke Juriga

Right Guard

Brandon Brooks
Landon Dickerson
Nate Herbig

Right Tackle

Lane Johnson
Le’Raven Clark
Jack Driscoll
Brett Toth

The competition for the left tackle job will dominate training camp and the loser, especially if it’s Andre Dillard, could find himself traded before the season opener.

Landon Dickerson is a mountain of a man and it’ll be interesting to see if he ever plays a down at center, while the Eagles are looking forward to the healthy return of Brandon Brooks and Lane Johnson. Jack Driscoll is solid and will find himself as a starter down the road.


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