Wide Receiver, Shelton Gibson
Some people could have made the exact same list, and on their version, you might see names like Nelson Agholor or Mack Hollins. Agholor was the subject of trade talks, but nothing happened. Hollins seems to always be the subject of a conversation on injuries, yet he’s still on the roster.
Truthfully, we think both are in, at least for now. That means if Shelton Gibson can’t finally prove that he’s a threat to stretch the field and do so consistently, the Eagles may finally decide the experiment is over.
Tight end, Richard Rodgers
On most fan-made or media-made depth charts, Rodgers would probably sit in the third tight end chair, right after Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. Both of those two will be on this team barring some unforeseen injury.
Will Tye and Joshua Perkins have youth on their side, and they didn’t come to Philly to play second fiddle to Rodgers. They want to make this squad too. That means the former California standout will be looking over his shoulder throughout camp.
Running back, Wendell Smallwood
If you’re a Smallwood fan, it has to, sometimes feel like you’re the only one. It doesn’t even feel like the coaches like him all of the time.
What’s sad is we don’t know why that is. He can play. He has a nose for the end zone. He runs the ball hard. The thing is Philly’s got Jordan Howard and Corey Clement and Josh Adams and Miles Sanders on the roster. Smallwood may actually become a victim of the numbers game.
He needs a better-than-average training camp.
Quarterback, Cody Kessler
When Kessler was signed it just felt like when Philly signed Christian Hackenberg a season ago. It doesn’t feel like it matters much. Nate Sudfeld is the guy this organization wants as the backup. They drafted Clayton Thorson in the most recent draft.
At best, Kessler wins preseason battle with Thorson for the third spot. If that happens, that would relegate the rookie to the practice squad. That’s just a very big if, and not many people see that happening.