5 Studs and duds from first week of Philadelphia Eagles camp

Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Heather Khalifa-Pool/Getty Images)
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Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
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One day, we may look back and say that this is was one of the best Philadelphia Eagles rookie classes ever.

. player. 54. . . . Jalen Hurts, quarterback

He may be third-string right now. He may still be, in some of your minds, someone Philly shouldn’t have exhausted a second-round selection on, but Jalen Hurts is more talented than Nate Sudfeld. Period. He won’t be third-string for long.

. player. 54. . . . Watkins and Hightower, wide receiver

You can give Jalen Reagor a nod here as well if you like. Philly took three wide receivers in the most recent NFL Draft. It was hard to be certain about what to expect, but now that we’ve seen them, Reagor, Quez Watkins, and John Hightower may help vice president and general manager Howie Roseman shed the stigma that he doesn’t know how to evaluate wide receiver talent.

player. 54. . . . Grayland Arnold, safety?.

Grayland Arnold has been talked about as someone who could sneak onto the 53-man roster for quite some time now. Of all of Philly’s undrafted rookies, he may be the best one. Cornerback Elijah Riley is a close second.

54. . . . JJ Arcega-Whiteside, wide receiver. . player

Everyone’s discussed how important it is for JJ Arcega-Whiteside to have a bounceback season in Year 2. He’s had a few knicks and bruises, but so far, so good for ‘Number 19’. He still has a chance to be special.

. Joe Ostman, defensive end. . player. 54. .

Joe Ostman may have made the roster in 2019, had he not gotten injured in that open practice. One year later, he’s back to looking like a guy who’s better than guys Philly has valued more. Give an honorable mention to what’s becoming one of the Eagles better swing-linemen as well, Jack Driscoll. He also looks like the real deal.