Philadelphia Eagles roster: Hidden gems to watch in 2021

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The Philadelphia Eagles most certainly house some hidden gems on their roster.

Training camp approaches in 2021 for the Philadelphia Eagles, and though the national audience doesn’t seem to be drinking any of this team’s kool-aid, the coaches and players don’t appear to believe that they can’t win during the coming regular season. There’s a mini-buzz growing in the Eagles organization.

Part of the reason for that is the fact that a new but heavily criticized head coach has started to win some of the fans over that used to pick on him. Now, if this team stinks, that could change in a hurry, but you have to be impressed with Nick Sirianni’s enthusiasm and passion.

Sure, enthusiasm will only take you so far. Coaches need players, but what’s been lost in quarterback departures, team drama, questions about why Howie Roseman is still associated with this franchise, and the G.M.s inability to draft well or manage the cap is the fact that this team has some guys.

They drafted a stud in Round 1 of the most recent selection meeting. They made some roster moves that haven’t quite gotten the buzz that they deserved. There are also some hidden gems on the roster. Here’s a look at two rookies and a second-year man that could really make major strides and contribute mightily to this team’s success in 2021.