5 bold predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017

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Sidney Jones will sit out the entire season

Sometimes you just need to #TrustTheProcess.

Jones tore his Achilles during his pro day in March, which caused him to fall all the way to the Eagles in the second round. It’s possible Jones will be healthy enough to play towards the middle of the 2017 season, but would it really be wise to immediately play a rookie coming off a significant injury? Probably not. As awesome as it would be to see the Eagles’ second-round pick play in 2017, it would be best for Jones to sit out for the year.

Besides, this is something Philadelphia sports should be familiar with. The 76ers have spent years waiting for their young studs to finally get healthy. With the core now finally ready for full-time action, it seems likely the tides will turn for the Sixers this season.

Obviously, football is a bit different from basketball. But it would be in the Eagles’ best interest to use the same approach the Sixers have used regarding their young talent.