As the NFL heads into Week 7, the Philadelphia Eagles are ranked No. 1 in the league, remaining the only undefeated team at 6-0.
This offseason, building around quarterback Jalen Hurts was the team’s main priority, and the recruited talent has been the key to Philadelphia’s success. Now, fresh off a bye week, the Eagles will prepare for one of the easiest schedules — the 28th easiest to be exact. And, they’ll do that with six players who rank within the top-ten according to PFF grades.
PFF GRADES SIX EAGLES PLAYERS IN TOP-TEN
Quarterback, Jalen Hurts — 81.5 (ranked 5th)
So far, Jalen Hurts has done everything right this season. His arm strength has improved, his accuracy is spot on, and his reads down the field have been precise. If he keeps playing the way he has been, his future in Philadelphia will be solidified.
Through six games, Hurts has finished with 1,807 total yards and 12 total touchdowns. He has 8.3 yards per attempt and his 66.8 completion percentage has been right in line with quarterback Josh Allen who is currently No. 1 in the league. In fact, the two are vying for an MVP selection, and at 24 years old, if Hurts doesn’t see it this season, it will only be a matter of time.
Wide Receiver, A.J. Brown — 84.4 (ranked 4th)
The trade for wide receiver A.J. Brown was one of the best moves the Eagles have made in a long time. Despite his inability to reach 1,000 passing yards in 2021, he is on track to do so this season.
In the first six weeks Brown has completed 503 receiving yards — more than half of what he completed last year (869) in 13 games. He has also reached a career-high 5.5 receptions per game and 83.8 yards per game.
Tight End, Dallas Goedert — 70.2 (ranked 9th)
Dallas Goedert has consistently been one of the most underrated tight ends in the league.
Now in his first full season as TE1, he’s likely to finish the 2022 season with a career-high in receiving yards. With 357 receiving yards and one touchdown, his 59.5 yards per game are currently a career-high after six weeks.
Earlier this season, head coach Nick Sirianni spoke about Goedert, calling him a “physician freak”.
“This guy really can do everything you’re looking for from the tight end position, he’s really come into his own, his work ethic. I think he’s really one of the guys we haven’t talked about enough, about how good of a player he is, and how good he is for our football team.”
Offensive Tackle, Lane Johnson — 78.2 (ranked 9th)
Realistically Lane Johnson should have been ranked higher. He has consistently been one of the best players to ever play for the Eagles’ franchise. Playing on the right side of the No. 1 ranked offensive line in the league, Johnson ranks first among all NFL tackles in knockdown percentage (0.2%) since the 2021 season. He’s allowed zero sacks, and just one quarterback hit in 620 pass-blocking snaps.
Last week, Johnson left the game early with a concussion — the only time opposing linebacker Micah Parson was able to break through the line.
Center, Jason Kelce — 79.5 (ranked 2nd)
Is there a better center than Jason Kelce? PFF thinks so, but Philadelphia would disagree. Kelce not only embodies what it is to be a good football player, but he’s also the perfect representation of a Philadelphian.
In the preseason, Kelce underwent elbow surgery and throughout six weeks, he’s had two ankle injuries, but he continues to keep rolling. The Eagles’ Week 7 game will be Kelce’s 129th consecutive start, tying for third-most in franchise history.
Defensive End, Brandon Graham — 90.0 (ranked 4th)
This season, Brandon Graham has proved that age is only a number. After a season-ending injury in 2021, the 34-year-old has returned better than ever and ranks fourth among many younger players in his position across the league.
Through six weeks, Graham has 15 tackles, three sacks, one pass defended, and one forced fumble. He could be looking at his second Pro Bowl comes the end of the season.