Watch five eagle camp battles early
The Philadelphia Eagles have started OTA, although these exercises are more about psychological training than sports games. The roster battle will not really take shape until the training camp in July. These are the five we are looking forward to.
1) LT: Jordan Mailata vs. Andre Dillard
After being selected in the seventh round of the 2018 draft, Myrata entered his fourth season. In the first week of the 2020 season, he participated in a non-exhibition football match for the first time in history. There have been ups and downs, but overall, his season is widely regarded as encouraging.
At the same time, Dillard is the team’s first-round rookie in 2019. He performed poorly as a rookie, but he was still scheduled to start the season as the starting LT before the biceps tore to end his season.
Earlier in this offseason, We reviewed Mailata’s 2020 season, And have the following main points:
- He is big, he is strong (nonsense). You already know it, but he also plays like a big and strong player.
- According to our statistics, in terms of pass protection, Mailata gave up 7 sacks in 2020. Lead all the eagles to attack the wingers. However, in offensive tackles, he also hit the team’s most pass interceptions. Compared with speed shockers, he is better at fighting strong shockers.
- In the running competition, as the season progressed, Myrata’s confidence grew and his temper was getting worse and worse. This is a good sign.He has An impressive clip that knocked an adult man to the ground.
During the 2020 off-season, We reviewed Dillard’s 2019 season, And it’s much harder to find positive things. People still think that Dillard is bad at RT, but he is good at LT. But in fact, it’s not. More precisely, he did not perform well on LT, but it was a disaster on RT.
- The Eagles selected Dillard because they like his athleticism, which is Really impressive. His feet are light and quick, and he shouldn’t have to worry about his ability to mirror/match pass rushers.
- So far, Dillard’s biggest flaw as a rookie is his inability to fight power. If this is not resolved, and the opposing passers know that they can rush him to quarterback, this may become a fatal flaw in his NFL career.
- In running competitions, Dillard’s greatest hope is to squash with the opposing defensive winger, because he rarely lets anyone leave the melee line.
- Although there have been only 343 fast breaks in total this season (183 of them are passes blocking fast breaks), Dillard led the team to be allowed in the sacks.
|Eagles||* Through professional snapshots||*Sacks allowed||Each bag is professionally snapped|
|Jordan Myrata, 2020||502||7||71.7|
|Andre Dillard, 2019||183||6.5||28.2|
*Pass blocking snapshots through ProFootballFocus, and allow sacks to count through PhillyVoice.
Marata is now a better football player than Dillard. He is also one and a half years younger than him, and considering that his first non-exhibition football game took place less than nine months ago, he may have a greater advantage. During the only OTA practice that the media saw, he was running with the first team for granted, although the bet here is that both Mailata and Dillard will see the first team in the summer.
prophecy: Myrata Should stand up, because his flaws are easier to correct than Dillard’s.
2) S: K’Von Wallace vs. Marcus Epps vs. Andrew Adams
The free agent signing of Anthony Harris will start at a safe point. The other position is usually Rodney McLeod, but McLeod is recovering from the torn ACL and is on the PUP roster to start training camp lock, most likely to stay in the first six weeks of the regular season over there.
If McLeod does not prepare for the first week, the starting safety position opposite Harris is likely to be filled by Wallace, Epps or Adams.
• K’By Wallace: Wallace was predicted by some people (including himself) to get quite a lot of playing time when he was a rookie, but it never really happened. He really only played out of necessity when he was injured, because he only played 202 games in regular defense, or 18.3%. He is more of a penalty zone security guard than a midfielder, and if the team thinks Harris is more of a free security guard, he may be in a favorable position.
• Marcus Epps: We Looking back at Epps’ 2020 season A few weeks ago. He is purely a deep security, because he will not add much value near the melee line unless he is matched with a close person-to-person in the coverage area. Even as a deep safety officer, although he sometimes shows good skills, sometimes he “bites the cheese”, he either promises to use the underground route and let the deep route open, or takes the wrong step as a guess to receive As a result of the route of the recipient, keep the recipient open. As a tackler, he is a burden.
• Andrew Adams: In his five-year career, Adams has played 73 games and 32 starts, so he has some experience, although he has very few games in Tampa in 2020, with only 2 tackles.
Also a possibility Evant Maddox You can look at safety, because he has played for the Eagles in the past, but now we see him as a corner kick.
Prediction: the team hopes Wallace Strengthen during training camp and win that job.
3) CB2: Zech McPhearson vs. Avonte Maddox vs. Craig James, I guess?
The starting outside cornerback position opposite Darius Slay is the biggest obvious hole on the list. Maddox played there last season, but he shouldn’t have been there, James is best suited as a special team expert, and McPherson as a fourth-round rookie is unpredictable.
It remains to be determined whether the Eagles will add an unquestioned starting CB2, or whether they will add a Band-Aid to the game.
Prediction: They will add a year of Band-Aid, have experience in starting corner kicks, and that guy won the starting job outside the training camp.
4) WR3: Travis Fulgham vs. Greg Ward vs. Quez Watkins vs. John Hightower vs. JJ Arcega-Whiteside vs. the rest
DeVonta Smith will almost certainly start as a rookie, and so may sophomore receiver Jalen Reagor. The next ranking will be determined in the training camp and pre-season.
Under Doug Pederson (Doug Pederson), Ward is that man, even though he is neither a threat nor an organizer on the court, once he gets the ball. His main attraction is that he actually captured football, a skill that many other Eagles wide receivers in the past five years or so have not.
Fulgam has five games and he caught 29 passes for 435 yards and 4 touchdowns. In the next 8 games, he has 9 catches for 104 yards and 0 TDs. Part of the reason is because he lost the snapshot of Alshon Jeffery, which is still… ?. However, when he got the chance, he couldn’t maintain a high level of competition.
Both Watkins and Haitar have speed, but their value is more likely to appear in certain situations than the true number three role. Then there is Alcega Whiteside, who performed well in the 2020 training camp, but again did not translate into the regular season.
Prediction: Ward deserves to be on the roster, but the Hawks must do better than him in the No. 3 position.The bet here is Fulham These snapshots will be obtained, whether as a large slot or as an external receiver, Smith and/or Rigg moved into the slot inside the 11 people.
5) RB2: Boston Scott vs. Kenny Gaineville vs. Kryon Johnson
Since Jordan Howard fell in the 2019 season, Scott has been the RB2 behind Miles Sanders. He is an incumbent, but Gainwell is an interesting rookie with running and catching skills. In my opinion, he performed well in the fifth round.
A few weeks ago, the team also asked Johnson to waive the exemption. He performed well in his rookie season in 2018, but a knee injury-most notably a torn meniscus in 2019-slowed his career.
Prediction: It was Scott at the beginning of the season, but Gaineville eventually surpassed him.
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