Philadelphia Eagles: 10 Washington players who can wreck Week 1

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58. . . . QB Dwayne Haskins. 10. player

An improved Dwayne Haskins can catch the Philadelphia Eagles off guard.

Quarterbacks can always pose a treat to any defense, but we may be a few more games away from Dwayne Haskins’ breakout. The sophomore signal-caller didn’t impress consistently in his rookie year, completing 119 of 203 pass attempts 1.265 yards, seven touchdowns, and the same number of interceptions during his nine-game run last season.

Some of his struggles might have been attributable to Jay Gruden, his lack of weapons, and inexperience, but on the other hand, Rivera’s arrival will give Haskins and the team some needed stability.

That can end up becoming key in the Ohio State standout’s development. Also, his offensive line should do a better job of protecting him after letting him get sack 29 times and allowing 50 total takedowns in 2019. Under a more competent coaching staff, Haskins could do some serious damage seeing as how he had a good showing versus Philly in Week 15 last season.

58. . . . WR Antonio Gandy-Golden. 9. player

Antonio Gandy-Golden was taken by Washington with the 142nd pick of the most recent NFL Draft. Although we don’t know how he will perform in the pros, he hauled in 150 catches for 2,433 yards and 20 touchdowns in two seasons at Liberty. If that translates, watch out because he’s definitely talented.

One thing working in his favor is that Terry McLaurin will likely command double coverages and the Eagles secondary, led by Darius Slay, in doing so may give Gandy-Golden a few opportunities. Since this Washington team doesn’t have many other options at wide receiver, they may end up targeting Gandy-Golden heavily in Week 1. The ‘Birds’ shouldn’t sleep on him.