It’s time to check out how their 2021 NFL draft class is coming alongside:
DeVonta Smith, WR, Round 1, No. 10 general
Smith, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, has been sidelined since Aug. 1 with a sprained MCL in his left knee, an damage he suffered when lunging towards the bottom to attempt to haul in a Jalen Hurts cross. Hurts and Smith might have benefited from getting reps collectively throughout camp, however Smith is exhibiting indicators of progress and is predicted again quickly. He has been doing conditioning work on a facet subject over the previous couple days and seems to be transferring fairly properly.
Smith was drawing sturdy critiques from his coaches and teammates earlier than the damage. He’s anticipated to be the Eagles’ lead vast receiver this season.
Dickerson was positioned on the non-soccer damage checklist in late July as he continues rehab for a torn ACL he suffered at Alabama through the SEC Championship Game in December. He has been restricted to facet work with the Eagles’ different injured gamers up up to now in camp.
“I’m not going to put a timetable on Landon,” Eagles coach Nick Sirianni stated when requested when Dickerson could be able to play. “He’s working hard with the training staff to get himself ready to go. I see him every day working full speed in meetings and in walk-throughs, watching reps as well. I’m pleased with where he is mentally, that’s all we can really judge on him right now, and where he is on his rehab schedule.”
When he was drafted, Dickerson stated the aim was “to be at practice by the start of the season.”
Milton Williams has arrived.
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Williams has been a standout at camp at the same time as he cross-trains to play each defensive finish and defensive deal with. He’s obtained a fast get-off, sturdy fingers and might be disruptive within the backfield, as he confirmed in opposition to the Steelers.
“Milton has been good. He’s been getting better every day,” stated Cox. “Playing multiple positions can be really hard, especially for a young guy.
“When you see a younger man like that, it makes you wish to make them higher. … I’ve helped him on a couple of issues. He’s taken it, taken to teaching and he is been actually good for us right here early in camp, and he will be actually good for us this yr.”
Thursday’s game against Pittsburgh was a little bumpy for McPhearson, but his overall body of work this summer has been strong. Playing outside corner with the second team, he has routinely been around the ball and has registered a number of pass breakups. He has one interception in camp, a total that could stand at three or four if not for some drops. He’s not afraid to be physical and his game appears to translate well to the pros overall.
McPhearson has shown a tendency to be a little handsy in coverage of late, including on a red zone play against the Steelers when he was flagged for pass interference in the end zone. That needs to be cleaned up.
Gainwell has been used in the pass game quite a bit during camp, and for good reason: He caught 51 balls for 610 yards and three touchdowns his final season at Memphis. He didn’t flash much early on — there could have been some rust after opting out last season — but has been more productive of late.
Gainwell had two carries for 14 yards and a pair of catches for 16 yards against the Steelers, showing decent burst and an ability to break some tackles. He looks like a lock to make the team and should contribute this season.
It’s been a quiet couple weeks for Tuipulotu. Training camp is not precisely a great setting to judge a run-stuffing defensive deal with provided that gamers are in shorts and shells half the time. But he appeared to have a quiet night time in opposition to Pittsburgh and might want to make some noise the remainder of the best way to safe a spot in a deep line of defense group.
Jackson made a splash Thursday by slicing within the backfield and registering a deal with for loss within the fourth quarter. He has had some good moments at camp, however his recreation in all probability wants refinement earlier than cracking the rotation. Graham, the Eagles’ veteran defensive finish, has been complimentary of Jackson and the best way he goes about his work. He ought to discover a spot on the roster as he continues to develop.
Stevens was making strides in his transition from security to linebacker earlier than getting damage throughout camp. He had an interception in opposition to the primary-group offense this month, however the subsequent day was placed on the damage report with a hamstring difficulty and is taken into account week-to-week.
He had six tackles and a deal with for loss in opposition to Pittsburgh. Johnson is transitioning from defensive lineman to linebacker and has been getting work in defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon’s system as a stand-up rusher/exterior ‘backer in 3-4 seems to be. More stable showings just like the one he had Thursday might cement his spot on the roster.