NFL power rankings: Giants ahead of Cowboys in NFC East after draft
By Doug Rush
1. Philadelphia Eagles
The representatives of the NFC in Super Bowl 57 are expected to be a force in 2023 and there is no denying that.
Quarterback Jalen Hurts agreed to a five-year deal to solidify himself as the franchise quarterback going forward; the additions of A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith as his primary receivers only helped in his progress; as did having the best-ranked offensive line in the NFL, which will have veteran Jason Kelce returning to it.
Many considered the Eagles to have one of the strongest drafts, especially in the first round when they were able to take Georgia pass-rushers Jalen Carter and Nolan Smith. Adding them to a defense that had 70 sacks in the regular season is just wild.
Plus, while they let Miles Sanders walk as a free agent, many around the league praised the Eagles for acquiring running back D’Andre Swift in a trade with the Lions during the draft. Don't forget that they signed Rashaad Penny too.
Even if they did blow a 10-point second half lead in the Super Bowl to the Kansas City Chiefs and allowed 24 points to Patrick Mahomes, the Eagles are still expected to shake it off and continue to be a force in the NFC, and especially in the NFC East in 2023.
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