Philadelphia Eagles: Every unit’s potential boom or bust player

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Nate Sudfeld #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
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. . Quarterbacks: Nate Sudfeld. . player. 54.

Philadelphia Eagles fans need to remember that Jalen Hurts is actually the third-string quarterback.

Wait. No one would call Nate Sudfeld a “boom or bust” prospect, would they? Well, why not? One of the misconceptions that came when the Eagles drafted Jalen Hurts in the second round of 2020’s draft was the “Birds” had actually used an early selection unnecessarily on a backup quarterback. That isn’t true. That title belongs to Nate Sudfeld.

Despite all of the talk about a Jalen Hurts package, when camp begins, he’ll actually be third string, but the fact that anyone was able to get confused about what the depth chart was supposed to look like is telling. The fact is no one’s sure if Hurts can’t beat out Sudfeld for the number two role, and if you’re an Eagles fan, that’s horrifying seeing as how Sudfeld has been on this team for three seasons.

Be honest. If Carson Wentz goes down (a real possibility), are you all in on Sudfeld? Do you really think he’s pulling a Nick Foles? This one could be more “bust” than “boom” and the reason we see Jalen Hurts sooner rather than later in 2020.

54. . . . Running back: Corey Clement. . player

The Philadelphia Eagles haven’t learned anything from what happened with Darren Sproles.

Here we go again. After watching Darren Sproles wind up on the IR (injured reserve) in 2017 and in 2019 and after watching him miss considerable time in 2018, Philly still believes kicking the tires on running backs who have had a lot of recent injuries is a good idea.

After winding up on the IR in both 2018 and in 2019, the Eagles are still drunk off of the idea that Corey Clement is what he was in 2017. He’ll be in the fold again for 2020. Sure, it’s easy to wonder about what happens if Clement isn’t what he was almost three years ago, but maybe we should ask another question. What if he is that guy? How nice would that be?