The top 25 Eagles of 2017

Scroll it. Debate it. And rest assured it will change once Opening Day has come and gone.

The top 25 Eagles of 2017:

25 K Caleb Sturgis Once laughed off, he nailed 35 FGs (85.4 percent) in 2017.
24 QB Nick Foles Bigger, better backup for Carson Wentz. Can win a few.
23 DE Derek Barnett More gritty than flashy. Five sacks as a rookie?
22 TE Brent Celek Tough as nails. Good for grade-A blocking in a pinch.
21 DE Chris Long Should be a rotational spin-off of Connor Barwin.
20 DE Vinny Curry Needs to convert his energy into numbers as a big-money DE.
19 TE Trey Burton Underrated dump-off target and special teams guy.
18 CB Jalen Mills Most confident Eagle. Makes for an edgy No. 2.
17 WR Torrey Smith One-trick (or good-trick?) pony. Big deep threat.
16 DT Tim Jernigan Young, active, motivated fill-in for Bennie Logan.
15 OG Brandon Brooks Has the body and the will to be the long-term RG.
14 C Jason Kelce Forever small vs. big DTs, but a true athlete in space.
13 OLB Nigel Bradham Physical. Eagles debut: 102 tackles. Has to be smart.
12 WR Jordan Matthews Drops too many but never lacks effort. Steady No. 2.
11 SS Rodney McLeod Around the ball. Can be good all-around S for years.
10 OT Jason Peters Outlasting his body. Still a mammoth and solid LT.
9 RB Darren Sproles On the way out, but ever-elusive. Elite No. 2/returner.
8 TE Zach Ertz Three-year average: 70 catches, 790 yards. Safety net.
7 OT Lane Johnson Must stay on the field. Game-changing size and speed.
6 DE Brandon Graham 2013: Bust? Now: Team’s most relentless edge presence.
5 WR Alshon Jeffery If he’s healthy, he has the look and feel of a top-10 WR.
4 QB Carson Wentz Has “it.” Persona, athleticism should soon make him No. 1.
3 DT Fletcher Cox Changes the interior. Sixteen sacks in his last two years.
2 FS Malcolm Jenkins Plays bigger and younger than he is. Dependable leader.
1 MLB Jordan Hicks Young, rangy heart of the defense. Seven INTs in 21 starts.

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