2. JJ Arcega-Whiteside
If someone is taken in the second round, they’re supposed to become valuable contributors, yet there are second-round draft selections on Philly’s roster that can’t get on the field. On defense, Sidney Jones was a healthy scratch. On offense, JJ Arcega-Whiteside can’t leap Mack Hollins on the depth chart, and what’s sad is Hollins is a liability. For the season, he has ten receptions for 125 yards.
The opposing defense could leave him open, and there would still be some questions about whether or not he’d produce.
Philly can’t continue to put Hollins on the field and get nothing. Nor can Philly make any more excuses for their second-round receiver having two receptions for 14 yards through nine games. Oh, and by the way Arcega-Whiteside hasn’t registered a catch since September 22nd. That was against the Detroit Lions, where he was targeted three times and hauled in one catch. That was also a game where Arcega-Whiteside dropped a potential game-winning catch that Wentz put right on him.
He’s only seen 29 offensive snaps since that moment, and he hasn’t been targeted once. Here’s what’s worse. They don’t even trust the rookie on special teams. He’s played on a grand total of 14 special teams snaps, none since Week 6. By comparison, cornerback Craig James played on 21 special teams snaps versus the Bears, and 55 special teams snaps over the last three weeks.