Eagles fans should get familiar with wide receiver Greg Ward

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 15: Greg Ward Jr.
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 15: Greg Ward Jr. /

The Eagles may have found something special in wide receiver, Greg Ward.

It is not rare that the Philadelphia Eagles find something special in an undrafted wide receiver. Names like Paul Turner, Bryce Treggs, and Rasheed Bailey have been quite popular in Philadelphia for the last couple of seasons. Although they are mostly known to be pre-season superstars, some of them have gained opportunities to suit up in the regular season. One of this training camp’s undrafted prospect who is making noise is Greg Ward out of Houston.

You may have heard of Greg Ward for playing quarterback at Houston for the Cougars. It wasn’t until this offseason that he decided to make the conversion to wide receiver. Although he was impressive as a college quarterback, he didn’t gain enough exposure for NFL scouts to recognize him.

Ward’s conversion to wide receiver may go down to be the best move of his young career. Players like Washington‘s Terrelle Pryor and New England‘s Julian Edleman, have saved their NFL careers by converting from quarterback to wide receiver. It would seem as though it could take some time to get adjusted. Ward, however, looks like he’s ahead of the game.

Take a look at one of his many impressive catches.

Practice makes perfect…

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The Eagles wide receivers have gained a lot of attention during training camp so far. Guys like Alshon JefferyNelson Agholor, and Torrey Smith have been impressing everybody since camp began. Even rookie Mack Hollins has gained quite a bit of attention for a fourth-round pick. One of the guys who keeps impressing the media is fighting for a roster spot though.

Before, Eagles fans easily got attached to practice squad players because they could simply catch the ball. Now, with some big name veterans on the team, it’s tough for an undrafted player to even make the roster, let alone get playing time.

It’s unlikely that Ward will make the active roster after the preseason, but he should definitely have a spot on the practice squad locked. With rookie Shelton Gibson continuing to struggle, Ward’s chances of remaining an Eagle keep looking better and better.