Here’s a new take on an age-old discussion. With another season coming, we look at every dark horse to make the Philadelphia Eagles final 53-man roster.
We know what you’re thinking. You saw that cover photo, and you’re wondering why Tre Sullivan is the guy we selected. It’s simple actually. We fully believe that he has the tools to play in the NFL. Many of the great minds that cover this team believe he’ll end up on the Philadelphia Eagles‘ final 53-man roster.
We agree, but it wasn’t too long ago that he was considered the dark-horse candidate.
For Sullivan, the ride was a little different. A season ago, he made the Eagles 53-man squad, so we know he can do it. We’ve seen him do it, but a special teams mistake in the Eagles’ first regular season game led to his release.
He’d get signed to the practice squad, work his butt off, and get promoted back to the active roster on October 10th. His story and locker room presence may be exactly what it takes to inspire some of the new guys to do the same.
Philly’s got a deep and talented roster full of newly-signed free agents, guys who were traded for, returning veterans, undrafted free agents (both former and present) and a healthy mix of young talent.
We won’t examine special teams. Cameron Johnston (punter), Jake Elliott (kicker) and Rick Lovato (long snapper) are the guys at their positions, but there are a few guys who may or may not make the roster. Those who aren’t the favorites are the dark horses. Everybody’s got their opinion. Here’s ours. Here’s one dark horse at every position on offense and defense.