Philadelphia Eagles 53-man roster prediction ahead of training camp

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Philadelphia Eagles 53-man roster: The wide receivers (6) and tight ends (2)

Wide Receiver: DeVonta Smith, Jalen Reagor, Travis Fulgham, Greg Ward, Quez Watkins, John Hightower

Youth is the defining characteristic of this position. Of the six players listed above, three are second-year players and one is a rookie. The average age of the group is just under 24 years old.

DeVonta Smith, Reagor, Fulgham, and Ward all appear to be locks for the roster. There will, however, be an open competition for the last few spots. Watkins and Hightower both have intriguing skillsets and flashed their potential last year, so they win the last two spots here.

In case you didn’t notice, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside was left off the list of six receivers. He’s entering his third year as a pro and has regressed each year. We recently released an article detailing the wide receiver position, but long story short, he doesn’t deserve a spot on the roster.

Tight End: Dallas Goedert, Richard Rodgers

This projection is working under the assumption that Zach Ertz will not be an Eagle next year, but he’s guaranteed a spot on the roster if he does suit up in midnight green. In the meantime, Dallas Goedert is well-equipped to handle TE1 duties.

Nick Sirianni loves lining up in 12 personnel (two tight ends) so there is certainly a chance that another tight end will make the roster. If this is the case, keep an eye out for UDFA (undrafted free agent) Jack Stoll from Nebraska.

Stoll was guaranteed the most money out of any UDFA for the Eagles and this number can be used to determine which players the team values the most. If he has a spectacular preseason, he is in play to make the final 53-man roster.