Don’t be surprised if an underdog makes this Philadelphia Eagles roster.
It’s kind of become a tradition if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan. Every year, whenever we start paying attention to the undrafted rookies, as fans, we grow emotionally attached to one if not all of them, and we start taking bets about whether or not they can catapult themselves onto the 53-man active roster.
Why? It’s quite simple actually. “Birds” fans have been spoiled recently by the undrafted guys, especially during the Doug Pederson era, as there have been quite a few guys to defy the odds, work their way onto the field, and prove that they belong in an ultra-competitive NFL.
For Corey Clement, his chance came early. For others like Tre Sullivan, T.J. Edwards, Josh Adams, and Greg Ward, they’d have to fight both tooth and nail to get their opportunity. In 2020, Clement, Edwards, and Ward are all expected to play major roles, and with that being said, and as Philly welcomes another crop of undrafted guys to the nest, the questions have begun.
Is there another Corey Clement, Greg Ward, or T.J. Edwards in this bunch? Making the roster won’t be easy with minimal grass time, fewer chances to flash, and no preseason games, but there are several “Birds” who could surprise us and land on the 53-man roster. Here are three of them. We begin with a guy that’s been hanging around the nest for a few years now.