The training camp has officially started. two weeks left before the first friendly match. Let’s take a look at a few candidates the Eagles should have some breakout seasons with.

Kenneth Gainwell

Gainwell is set for success this season, one can only hope. The former rookie amassed 291 Rushing Yards and 253 Receiving Yards while playing the RB3/4 role between Sanders, Scott and Howard. With the loss of Howard this offseason, it immediately elevates Gainwell’s position on the depth chart.

Good news continues to hit the Gainwell front today. With RB1 reps on what was reportedly a less-than-optimal day for sophomore training camp.

I’d like to see Sanders perform well and have a healthy contract season. If Gainwell moves up to the RB1/2 position, the Eagles may not have a reason to sign Sanders to a big salary until the end of the year.

Nakobe Dean

There is a lot of hype behind the Eagles’ 3rd round draft steal. With medical issues, there is concern that could see the first-round pick fall to No. 83 in the draft. Medical suspicions have been identified aside, and in a few weeks it will be Dean’s time to shine. With the Eagles finally giving the Linebacker position the respect it has reserved, Nakobe Dean will be around a great supporting cast behind the Defensive Line. Not only will Kyzir White and Haason Reddick boast the Linebacker position. But the Eagles also managed to draft another Georgia Bulldog: Jordan Davis. With the synergy and familiarity between the 2 former Bulldogs, the Defensive Unit should be a different machine for the Birds than it was in 2021.

Quez Watkins

Quez was a decent WR2/3 last year. (Depends on how you want to look at Jalen Reagor’s 2021 season.) With 647 receiving yards on offense. Things could look better for Quez next season. With the addition of AJ Brown during the draft, the Eagles receiving core becomes even more formidable.

1x Pro Bowler in AJ Brown averaged just under 1,000 yards over his three seasons with the Titans. Along with DeVonta Smith’s 916 yards in his rookie season, things are just getting started. With the Eagles having not one, but two WR1s in the room, there are now two big threats to opposing Cornerbacks. With Brown and Smith hopefully taking over at CB1 and CB2, it should lead to easier matchups with Quez getting a lot of targets, especially against teams with a weak secondary. Ultimately, the tables turned on the Eagles as they didn’t have a secondary picked off by a loaded receiving corps.

Only 14 days left until the start of the season.

It’s time to get Eagles fans excited.

Go Birds.

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