Bacon, Eggs and Eagles – Jaylen Watkins Ready For Any Role


Although the Philadelphia Eagles and head coach Chip Kelly failed to address the safety position in the 2015 NFL Draft and free agency, they have a second year player ready to step up. Philadelphia’s 4th round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Jaylen Watkins, has put on weight and is ready to take on the possible challenge of playing safety. It’s also time to talk about which players on the Eagles roster will see an increased role in the 2015 season. All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!

Watkins Ready For Any Role In Defense – Dave Spadaro of

"Jaylen Watkins is fresh off the field. Phase 2 of the offseason program has arrived, and with it comes a new challenge for Watkins, a second-year defensive back who could play a key role for the Eagles this season.“Being out there on the field and making calls again, it was great,” Watkins said. “It’s another step for me, one that I welcome.”A fourth-round draft pick from Florida last year, Watkins learned all three positions in the secondary, as the Eagles teach the defense. At times, it was dizzying literally going from nickel cornerback to outside cornerback and then to safety in successive practice reps. Watkins was required to master the entire defense, including the responsibilities of the linebackers in coverage."

Report Card Time: Analyzing The DraftTyler Skroski of

"It’s report card time! After the NFL Draft, the annual exercise of immediately distributing grades takes place and this year is no exception. Here are the opinions of eight prominent analysts regarding the Eagles’ 2015 draft class. It doesn’t look like head coach Chip Kelly and vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz will have to hide this report card from their parents."

Breaking Down Philadelphia Eagles’ Roster After the 2015 NFL DraftBryn Swartz of

"Although they didn’t land a massive draft-day trade to acquire former Heisman quarterback Marcus Mariota, the Eagles turned in a solid draft, especially on the defensive side of the ball.With today marking the exact halfway point between the final game of the 2014 season and the first game of the 2015 season for the Eagles, this feels like a solid time to properly assess the roster breakdown for the upcoming season.Each position will be broken down for the Eagles, including a prediction of which players will end up making the final 53-man roster for the 2015 Eagles."

Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Players Who Should See an Increased Role in 2015Cody Swartz of

"Now that the 2015 NFL draft is over, head coach Chip Kelly has four months to prepare his Philadelphia Eagles for a Week 1 matchup with the Atlanta Falcons.Kelly didn’t land his college quarterback, Marcus Mariota, in the draft, and the Eagles will have to ride with oft-injured Sam Bradford behind center, a former No. 1 overall pick who Kelly believes can do great things in his offense."

NFL Draft 2015: Top Rookie Team-Scheme FitsMatt Bowen of

"Nelson Agholor, WR, EaglesWith all the draft-night talk on the Eagles and the possibility of their moving up to get quarterback Marcus Mariota, the Agholor pick at No. 20 got lost in the mix. But that will change once the USC product starts catching passes in Chip Kelly’s system. The rookie can slide in, essentially replacing Jeremy Maclin, and put up a lot of numbers in this offense."

There are rumors flying around regarding which team’s are interested in undrafted offensive linemen La’el Collins. But his former teammate and current Eagles defensive tackle, Bennie Logan, made sure Eagles’ fans knew he was thinking about him in Philadelphia!

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