heres my assessment
DE - Kearse - will put up 10 + sacks opposite howard. tackles subpar
DT - Patterson -
DT - Bunkley -
DE - Howard - could put some 10+ sacks opposite kearse..tackles low though.
OLB - Shawn Barber/Matt McCoy - still a pre-season battle who will win, but barber put together a nice season last time he was with the eagles. knack for the ball, fumbles/ints alike. McCoy is an undersized energenic LB who could be a nice sleeper.
MLB - Trotter - tackles only asset, usually overvalued but still a solid IDP
OLB - D. Jones - not worth owning
CB - S. Brown - one of the best cover corners in the game. led all NFL players in passes defended. very good against the run as well, tackles are a plus for a cb.
FS - Dawkins - alittle overvalued by some. still a playmaker, ints/forced fumbles etc... but the guy you'll want is next to him...
SS M. Lewis - IDP stud at DB. plays in the box alot. lots of tackles, forced and recovered fumbles as well.
CB - L. Sheppard - gets beat a lot in man coverage, thus alot of balls are thrown his way, giving him good INT numbers. softer against the run than sheldon. occasionally returns punts and a pretty good bet for an int return for a td too.
MUST HAVES - M. Lewis, J. Trotter, B. Dawkins
Border line - S. Brown, J. Kearse, D. Howard
sleepers - trent cole (can put up sacks in bunches) chris gocong (led NCAA with 23 1/2 sacks last season, slated as number 2 strong side LB)