It’s been more than three years since the Philadelphia Eagles hoisted the Lombardi Trophy. While the roster still has some familiar names from that historic team, it’s time to turn the page on those underdogs and unleash some hungry puppies.
Milton Williams has already started building the new doghouse, too. The third-round pick out of Louisiana Tech mentioned the Super Bowl-winning squad on draft day and stated how he was ready to “get that culture back” in the locker room. He talked about growing up in Crowley, Texas where his high school mascot was an eagle, plus he counted Eagles All-Pro defensive tackle Fletcher Cox as one of the guys he tried to emulate.
“Football is a big part of my life. Without football, I don’t know what I would be doing,” Williams told reporters. “I know Philly is a big football town. You guys won a Super Bowl not too long ago, so I’m sure you guys are ready to get that culture back in your locker room.”
The 6-foot-3, 284-pound defensive tackle drew comparisons to three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald after his pro day, thanks to similar measurables and athleticism. Everyone needs to back the truck up on that unfair projection, although Williams did admit to studying guys like Donald and Cox, plus J.J. Watt and Myles Garrett.