Here are the top five Philadelphia Eagles who are under 25.
1. Miles Sanders, running back
Well of course he’s in the top five. Miles Sanders made quite the impression in year one with the Philadelphia Eagles as he supplanted two Eagles greats, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson in the record books en route to one of the most successful rookie seasons in franchise history.
At season’s end, he had amassed the most rushing yards by a rookie and the most all-purpose yards by a rookie in the history of the franchise.
2. DeVonta Smith, wide receiver
Sure, he’s never played a down of NFL football but isn’t this one obvious? As soon as DeVonta Smith steps on the field for the Birds in a game that counts against the win-loss total, he’ll be the best wide receiver and one of their best players on offense. If he stays healthy, he’s going to have an amazing career.
3. Jalen Hurts, quarterback
Much has been made about how many issues Jalen Hurts had with throwing the ball and his 1-3 record as a starter. In all honesty, had he been allowed to finish that Week 17 game versus the Washington Football Team, he may have won that one. Then, he’d be 2-2 and we’d be having a completely different conversation.
Everybody relax. This young man is going to be fine. There have been dozens of great quarterbacks who struggled early. Let the man grow and learn. You’ll see.
4. Jack Driscoll, offensive tackle
Consider this one of those ‘out of sight and out of mind’ things. Injuries robbed Jack Driscoll of a chance to really get his feet wet in 2020. As a result, some fans have forgotten about him though.
Mark these words though. This young man is going to be an important part of Philly’s offensive line for years to come. He can play both guard spots and at tackle too.
5. Jordan Mailata, offensive tackle
Who would have thought that a former seventh-rounder from Australia that never played American football could be so good? Expect Jordan Mailata to continue to progress. Don’t be surprised if he’s this team’s starting left tackle by Week 1.