3 Young Philadelphia Eagles that could see significant playing time

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Quez Watkins, Philadelphia Eagles
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54. . . . Quez Watkins, wide receiver. 16. player

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Second-year wide receiver Quez Watkins had one highlight on the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2020 season reel, but it was a beaut. He took a screen pass from Jalen Hurts, turned it up the left sideline, and didn’t stop until he had reached the end zone for six points.

That was the lone score of his rookie campaign, but there are other ways to look at that piece of information. Philly’s first-round draft choice, Jalen Reagor, also only notched one receiving touchdown, and the man the Birds selected 32 spots ahead of Watkins during the 2020 NFL Draft. John Hightower didn’t reach the end zone at all.

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The Philadelphia Eagles’ coaching staff has a lot of new faces on it, but there will always be one theory that every coach subscribes to, speed kills. Quez Watkins will have a chance to make Philly’s roster, and when he does, he should get more than his fair share of opportunities to showcase that speed on game days.