All a man needs is a chance, and Quez Watkins is making the most of his during the Philadelphia Eagles’ training camp.
Ever since he dropped the first pass that was thrown in his direction, Quez Watkins has been as close to being lights out as a man can be. No one would have batted an eyelash if the sixth-rounder that very few people were talking about a month ago would have hung his head and developed a ‘woe is me attitude’. ’80’ used it as motivation, and now, no one’s blinking at all.
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Every play with this young man on the field looks like an opportunity for him to do something special, something that we’ll be talking about for the next three days.
Day 1 ended for the rookie with him finding his way into the end zone twice. Day 2 provided more fireworks as Philly’s coaches found more ways to include him in the practice reps and in the passing game. In one instance, Darius Slay was in coverage, and he wrestled one away from the six-foot-two and 190-pound prospect.
Even still, Watkins looks good more often than not. He looks smooth. He looks advanced in his route-running, and most importantly, he looks confident. This guy isn’t on this team by accident, and he’s playing like he’s supposed to be out there.