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Inside The Iggles: Who are the guys that may not get the national attention that Eagles fans should worry about?
The Redskins don’t have a lot of secret weapons, but there are some players lying in wait to become just that. On offense, Eagles fans should be weary of Josh Doctson. The 2016 first-round pick doesn’t get a lot of attention due to his being injured for much of last season.
He came into the league with a resume packed full of touchdowns, big plays, and domination. He made defenses look silly with his length and athleticism at TCU, showing a willingness to go up for the tough catch.
Sunday might as well be Doctson’s debut with the Redskins, as so much has changed since last year. Terrelle Pryor, Jamison Crowder, and Jordan Reed get all the attention. But Doctson is flying under the radar, and come Sunday, the Eagles may detect a dangerous threat with his presence.
On defense, safety Deshazor Everett is a guy to watch. The former undrafted free agent has battled every year to earn a roster spot. Until this season, special teams had been his saving grace. Recently, however, the Texas A&M product has shown that he is undergoing substantial development as a strong safety.
Everett was solid in every aspect of the game in preseason. He was sticky in coverage, dominant in run defense and he never missed a tackle. Everett has all the makings of a very strong starter, and in the wake of Su’a Cravens’ leave of absence, Everett could in turn usurp Cravens as the starting safety. Eagles fans likely remember Everett as the player who destroyed Darren Sproles on a punt return last year, but after Sunday’s matchup, they might remember him in a different way.