The Philadelphia Eagles are ready to go big again after the first round of the NFL draft.
The team has three new players who can help it go further than ever, but it’s also going to need a few players who are better suited to the scheme and players on the roster.
There are a couple of new names to watch, as well.
First, the 49ers signed veteran safety Jeron Johnson.
Johnson played under Chip Kelly in New England and was a solid starter at the cornerback position for the Eagles.
He was one of the most consistent cornerbacks in the league.
He also is a former Pro Bowler who could help fill out the secondary.
Second, the team signed former Pro Bowl linebacker Brandon Graham.
Graham was one the most dominant defensive players in the NFL during the 2017 season, and he was a good fit for Kelly’s defense.
The team has also signed cornerback Quinton Dial to a three-year deal.
The former first-round pick could provide a different look to the secondary in 2017.
Finally, the Eagles signed free agent safety Eric Rowe.
The 29-year-old Rowe played the position well during his four seasons with the Jets, but he has some question marks around him.
He struggled in coverage last season, but has a great knack for picking up blitzes.
Rowe is a good locker room presence, but Kelly wants to add a more physical element to the defense.
If the Eagles can add any of these players to their roster, the defense will be able to compete for a playoff spot in the NFC.