Eagles Stock Up, Stock Down After First Week of Training Camp originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
are too early.
Don’t forget that when you read this stock report from Eagles Training Camp. The Eagles have had three drills so far this summer. One lasted 58 minutes, one 1:15 and one 1:30. There’s still a long way to go.
But every true summer day, we’ll take the opportunity to step back and reflect and give you some of the players who belong in the “stock up” category and some who belong in the “stock down” category.
Let’s do it:
s marcus apps
The Eagles have talked about the Apes all off-season and he’s been proving them right during camp so far. Apes has taken all first team reps to safety through three drills and is looking very strong. He had a big interception from Jalen Hearts throw on the first day of camp and he has been really solid beyond that.
LB TJ Edwards
Getting Edwards off the field won’t be easy. Despite the addition of Kazir White and Nkobe Dean, Edwards still deserves to play and he is proving that already this summer. The knock on Edwards is that they lack coverage capability but that’s not an issue this summer. He is dropping the dice all over the field.
LB Davian Taylor
Coming to this camp, Taylor was the forgotten man in his room. While Taylor is mostly running with couplets, she has made some impressive plays in the first three days. He had a very strong drill on Friday, breaking the INT from a deflection and a big pass on the Boston Scott.
te dallas goedert
For all the talk about AJ Brown — and he looks good too — Goedert has been super reliable and consistent throughout the early part of training camp. He has been a favorite target of Jalen Hirts in the early stages and is a candidate for a monster season.
S Andre Chachere
Blocking back-to-back practices takes you to the “stock up” list. Cousin is seen by many as the ace of special teams, but he shines on defense. After a big pick on Friday, he earned some first-team reps on Saturday and made the most of them in the first period of the team drill, picking up Hurts.
CB Mac McCain III
The Eagles have 12 cornerbacks on their roster. After Darius Slay, James Bradberry, Avonte Maddox and Zech McPherson, there are eight players fighting for just one or two jobs. McCain has put himself on another level. He has been in the outside corner opposite McPherson with the other team and has already had several impressive close breakups.
RB Miles Sanders
I know a lot was made about Sanders working with the other team on Friday – something that absolutely happened – but that’s not to say that Sanders didn’t look good this summer. In fact, he looks even bigger and more explosive this summer. He has broken some impressive runs so far. He still needs to work on his pass-catching but that will feature back.
SK Von Wallace
With Anthony Harris working back and Jakiwski Tart still learning the defense, Wallace got a few first-team reps in the first few days and didn’t really make the most of them. He had some tough moments on the first day and by the third day, Cousin was the guy who was hanging out with Harris at the second security location.
WR Devon Allen
A return to football hasn’t been as easy for Allen as he might have hoped. While he said he has gained 10 pounds in his attempt to return to the sport, the world-class hurdler has struggled in the early stages. Of course, this is to be expected from a 27-year-old who hasn’t played football since 2016. Hopefully, he can get hold of enough to really use his speed during the summer.
QB Carson Strong
Nevada’s UDFA is guaranteed $320K, so it has a pretty good shot at making the roster. So far in the camp, though, he’s splitting the third-team rep with third-stringer Reid Sinnett. Strong has a one-handed rocket but is not involved in a deep ball. We’ve seen notable lapses over the past few days, one of which has landed about 5-6 yards out of range. It just can’t happen.
WR Zach Pascal
The veteran receiver missed the first three days of camp with food poisoning. He’s back on the field but I’m guessing his energy has been tapped. Food poisoning is an absolute bear.
DT Milton Williams
The first injury from training camp is a second-year defensive lineman at Louisiana Tech. He missed Saturday’s session due to an elbow injury. Hope it is nothing serious and he will be back there soon. The good news for Williams is that their roster spot is pretty secure.
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