Stock up, stock down: 5 Philadelphia Eagles on each side of that coin

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54. . . . Travis Fulgham, wide receiver. 3. player

Might we finally see that youth movement with the Philadelphia Eagles?

Wide receiver Travis Fulgham still has a lot to learn about how to play the game at its highest level. Did you see Carson Wentz directing him to where he needed to be early in Week 4’s game? Either way, Fulgham’s night on October 4th during that Sunday Night Football game was a microcosm of his season so far.

He’s shown he has talent. He’s improved as time has gone on, and he’s made some spectacular catches. None have been more impressive than the one he came up with for his team in Week 4 that put Philly up on the scoreboard for good. Don’t look now, but his emergence is beginning to make some fans believe that this team can say goodbye to some people that have been here longer.

54. . . . Jordan Mailata, Offensive tackle. 4. player

Speaking of new beginnings over nostalgia, wasn’t there some narrative that supported the theory that it was time to give up on turning the rugby star into an NFL starting left tackle? Well, Mailata started versus the 49ers and didn’t look half bad. One can even make a successful argument that he wasn’t any better or worse than Jason Peters would have been.

Okay, our staff admits that we were beating that ‘get rid of Mailata’ drum just as loudly as anyone else but come on. Guys were getting around him whenever they wanted to during camp. Still, it was only one start, and there’s no need to overreact. Mailata has earned the right to start, for one more week at least, but let’s temper our expectations until we see how he holds up versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Alex Singleton, linebacker. 5. player. 54. . .

T.J. Edwards is probably still the best linebacker that the Philadelphia Eagles have on their roster, but if Alex Singleton isn’t the second-best, he definitely played like he was in Week 4.

He showed great energy. He has the respect of his teammates and coaches, and his fourth-quarter pick-six helped increase an Eagles lead that helped them hold off a late rally. Singleton is showing that he needs to be given more playing time every time he’s given an opportunity.

Well, that’s the good news. Here are five Eagles who are trending in the wrong direction.