4 trade deadline targets to boost Carolina Panthers pass-rush

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Josh Sweat – DE (Philadelphia Eagles)

Josh Sweat is another who might be available for the right price, but given that the Philadelphia Eagles are somehow still favorites to win the NFC East despite their disappointing campaign, they would still probably drive a hard bargain.

Sweat showed encouraging signs in 2019 in a rotational position on the depth chart. This has been followed by more of the same in a more increased role that has only heightened expectations regarding his ability to become a prominent pass-rusher in the NFL.

The former Florida State standout is an ex-teammate of Brian Burns, who is the No. 1 pass-rushing option on the Carolina Panthers who would no doubt vouch for Sweat and what he might be able to bring to the franchise.

His contribution to the Eagles this season has resulted in an encouraging 66.6 grade from Pro Football Focus through eight games. Sweat has a fantastic burst that is matched by a repertoire of moves on the line of scrimmage that are improving all the time.

Sweat is still just 23-years-old with one year left on his deal after this season. There is no denying he would be an instant upgrade opposite Burns to what Stephen Weatherly has brought and it would also allow Yetur Gross-Matos to return from a high ankle sprain at his own pace.