Philadelphia Eagles: 5 veterans who are potential breakout candidates

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SEATTLE, WA – DECEMBER 03: Wide receiver Mack Hollins

Mack Hollins, WR

Everybody’s favorite backpack kid dancer Mack Hollins comes first on the breakout radar. Hollins didn’t exactly have a monster rookie year, but he did have flashes at times. His final stat line for the regular season was 16 catches for 226 yards and a touchdown. So, he wasn’t precisely the rookie of the year, but he didn’t look so bad for not being anything more than a backup in year one.

This season, Hollins looks to take on a more significant role. Although the Eagles went out and paid for Mike Wallace with the departure of Torrey Smith, it still doesn’t mean the Eagles aren’t going to utilize Hollins as much. Last year, Hollins did a great job with earning the trust of his quarterback. To put it simply, when Hollins had the ball thrown at him, he caught it. Seeing Hollins make a mistake on the offense was very rare when he was on the field.

The Eagles also did him a solid and hired a coach he is very familiar with. Former North Carolina receiver’s coach Gunter Brewer entered into the Eagles coaching staff a few months back. And right away the former college coach reunited with Hollins at the Nova Care Complex. Seeing that Hollins was significantly successful at UNC with Brewer as his coach, it could only mean good things for Hollins this season.

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