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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Philadelphia Eagles

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Philadelphia Eagles rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a post-draft roundup for the Eagles in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 27

Player who benefited most from draft: QB Jalen Hurts

The Eagles not only passed on opportunities to select Ohio State's Justin Fields and Alabama's Mac Jones, but did not use any of their nine draft picks on a quarterback. Instead, they reunited Hurts with a pair of fellow Alabama alums by taking wide receiver DeVonta Smith and offensive lineman Landon Dickerson in the first two rounds, then added do-it-all running back Kenneth Gainwell in the fifth. This will be Hurts' show barring a late blockbuster trade, and he's now set up pretty well for it. -- Tim McManus

NFL.com -- Rank: 25

To land Alabama stud DeVonta Smith in the first round? Beautiful. To trade in front of the hated Giants, who also coveted the Heisman Trophy winner? Well ... that's ecstasy. The Eagles have struggled to identify talent at wideout in recent years, but Smith profiles close to a can't-miss, and he fills a significant area of need as the Eagles look to see what they have in second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts. We also love the Day 2 pick of Landon Dickerson, an All-American center at Alabama who fell out of the first round because of medical red flags. Philly is going to love Dickerson if he can stay healthy.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 23

Jalen Hurts takes over as the quarterback now with the trade of Carson Wentz. They added a nice weapon for him in receiver DeVonta Smith in the first round of the draft. But there are a lot of questions at other spots.

USA Today -- Rank: 27

From rookie head coach Nick Sirianni's bizarre press conferences to senior director of player personnel Tom Donahoe's draft room dourness, it's just hard not to get the vibe that Philly fans should start thinking about the 2022 season. (But enjoy rookie WR DeVonta Smith in the interim.)

The Athletic -- Rank: 30

Where do you put a team that has such unknowns at head coach (Nick Sirianni) and quarterback (Jalen Hurts)? The Eagles were the third-most injured team last year. That's reflective of some bad luck, but also trotting out an aging roster. With better injury luck in 2021, the Eagles -- on paper, at least -- look solid on both lines of scrimmage. And DeVonta Smith has more juice than any Eagles draft pick in recent memory.

If either Hurts or Sirianni exceeds expectations, the Eagles can be a competitive team in the NFC East. Then again, it would be no surprise to see them finish in last place for the second consecutive year.

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