There’s a new ‘Fresh Prince’ on this Philadelphia Eagles roster.
Rookie fourth-rounder Jack Driscoll has been amazing at camp so far. He came in with an intent focus that immediately won over his veteran teammates and inspired his younger ones. In fact, he’s been so good that he makes it easy to talk about him so much that you can gloss over or completely ignore the jobs fellow his fellow rookies, center Luke Juriga and tackle Prince Tega Wanogho, are doing.
The latter was taken in the sixth round, 210th overall, in the most recent NFL Draft, just 65 spots after the ‘Birds’ landed Driscoll. Both played at Auburn as the team’s starting tackles. Both have shots at making the roster, but here’s the thing.
Driscoll is approaching that territory where he’s a lock to make the team. That’s if the coaches don’t already see him as being someone in that category (a very real possibility). Tega Wanogho may be on the fringe, but he’s used to that. He’s beaten the odds on multiple occasions in football and in life.
Before he ever played a snap of American football, his mother sent him on a plane to the United States with one change of clothes and 20 dollars to his name. The hope was he’d be the next Lebron James, but one day, while doing nothing and waiting on the basketball season to begin, a football coach asked him to come and play for him. The rest as they say is history.
He’s had his share of injuries collegiately, but now, with an Eagles offensive line that, seemingly loses someone daily, Philly’s new ‘Fresh Prince’ might sneak onto the roster.