53-man roster projection after 6 practices

Eagles 53-man roster projection after couple rounds of coaching camp practices initially appeared on NBC Sports activities Philadelphia

The Eagles have made it via their first two rounds of coaching camp practices. So it is time for one more 53-man roster prediction.

And some issues have modified because the pre-camp model.

This yr, NFL groups should scale back their rosters to 85 gamers by Aug. 16, 80 gamers by Aug. 23 and 53 by Aug. 30.

This is my newest prediction:

Quarterback (3): Jalen Hurts, Gardner Minshew, Reid Sinnett

The Eagles might gamble right here and reduce Sinnett in an try and get him via waivers and to their follow squad. However that looks like a little bit of a danger and so they seem to love him. Sinnett has clearly outplayed rookie Carson Robust this summer season.

Out: Carson Robust

Operating again (3): Miles Sanders, Kenny Gainwell, Boston Scott

The Eagles stored these identical three operating backs going into final season. Huntley had an incredible coaching camp in 2021 however hasn’t had these flashy performs but this summer season. His potential as a kick returner offers him an opportunity, however they will most likely get him to their follow squad if they need.

Out: Jason Huntley, Kennedy Brooks

Receiver (6): AJ Brown, DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins, Zach Pascal, Jalen Reagor, Britain Covey

After maintaining 5 receivers going into 2021, the Eagles clearly have extra depth on the place this yr. The highest 4 are fairly solidified. Maybe the Eagles nonetheless discover a strategy to commerce Reagor, but when not, I nonetheless do not see them giving up on the previous first-round choose. So the remainder of the bunch are combating for a roster spot which may not exist. The plain benefit for Covey is his potential as a return man. He can return kicks and punts and that is sufficient to maintain him. The others shut are Greg Ward, John Hightower and Deon Cain.

Out: Lance Lenoir, Keric Wheatfall, Devon Allen, John Hightower, Greg Ward Jr., Deon Cain

Tight finish (3): Dallas Goedert, Jack Stoll, Grant Calcaterra

This one feels fairly simple, particularly with out Tyree Jackson able to return. He may be stashed on the Reserve/PUP checklist till he is wholesome after which they’re going to should determine that out. If the Eagles like the place JJAW is in his transition from receiver, then perhaps he can proceed to be taught on the follow squad.

Out: JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Jaeden Graham, Richard Rodgers, Noah Togiai
PUP: Tyree Jackson

Offensive line (9): Jordan Mailata, Landon Dickerson, Jason Kelce, Isaac Seumalo, Lane Johnson, Andre Dillard, Cam Jurgens, Jack Driscoll, Sua Opeta

There’s an excellent probability the Eagles would possibly hold 10 like they did coming into the 2021 season. However they will additionally get away with 9 due to the flexibility of their backups. In the event that they elect to maintain 10 offensive linemen, Jack Anderson, Kayode Awosika and Le’Raven Clark are combating for that job. Though, Clark is a vested veteran, so the Eagles may not need to assure his wage by having him make the 53. Anderson could be my greatest guess in the event that they hold 10, however I’ve him out for now.

Out: Jack Anderson, Kayode Awosika, Josh Sills, Cameron Tom, William Dunkle, Le’Raven Clark
PUP: Brett Toth

Defensive sort out (5): Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, Jordan Davis, Milton Williams, Marlon Tuipulotu

The highest 4 are locks and maintaining 5 is just not assured. However the depth at this spot is spectacular. Tuipulotu has had a greater coaching camp coming into Yr 2 and bought some first-team reps early in camp. He is additionally a extra prototypical nostril sort out on this scheme. I like Marvin Wilson, the previous standout from Florida State however did not have a spot for him.

Out: Kobe Smith, Marvin Wilson, Renell Wren

Defensive finish (4): Josh Sweat, Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett, Tarron Jackson

This one was fairly simple, though it is all a little bit convoluted if you do not forget that the defensive ends and SAM linebackers all share a place room because the “overhang” gamers. In complete, I am maintaining six of these guys.

Out: Matt Leo

SAM linebacker (2): Haason Reddick, Kyron Johnson

Patrick Johnson was the 54th man. It got here all the way down to him or Tuipulotu for the ultimate roster spot and I gave a nod to the backup nostril sort out. It might go both means. The argument for Patrick Johnson is his potential on particular groups however the Eagles can get that from rookie Kyron Johnson, who would possibly supply extra upside as a move rusher.

Out: Patrick Johnson, Ali Fayad

Linebacker (5): TJ Edwards, Kyzir White, Davion Taylor, Nakobe Dean, Shaun Bradley

This felt simple. All these guys are jockeying for enjoying time — despite the fact that TJ Edwards has been incredible this summer season — however the roster spots aren’t in query. Even Bradley’s spot feels very protected due to his particular groups potential.

Out: JaCoby Stevens, Christian Elliss

Cornerback (6): Darius Slay, James Bradberry, Avonte Maddox, Zech McPhearson, Josiah Scott, Kary Vincent Jr.

The highest three starters had been simple. After that, McPhearson is a draft choose and the highest of the heap for the remainder of the corners. However this can be a place with a bunch of younger guys combating for that final spot or two. Scott was on the crew final yr and was a very good gunner on the punt crew. As well as, he is the backup nickel and has even gotten reps at security in camp. That final spot went to Tay Gowan in my final projection however I’ll give a nod to Vincent this time. He is not so long as Gowan however he has pace and inside-outside versatility.

Out: Mario Goodrich, Tay Gowan, Mac McCain, Josh Jobe, Josh Blackwell, Jimmy Moreland

Security (4): Marcus Epps, Anthony Harris, Jaquiski Tartt, Andre Chachere

Chachere has outperformed former fourth-round choose Ok’Von Wallace in coaching camp. Chachere is thought for his particular groups potential however he can play security too and has a pair interceptions. Clearly, Wallace nonetheless has a shot to win again this job.

Out: Ok’Von Wallace, Jared Mayden, Reed Blankenship

Specialists (3): Jake Elliott, Arryn Siposs, Rick Lovato

These are the one three specialists in camp.

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