Well, you know this one needed a mention. There’s no way that any of us can watch the Philadelphia Eagles draft a wide receiver of DeVonta Smith‘s caliber, sign a cornerback of Steven Nelson‘s caliber, and not mention anything about their interactions with one another when they cross paths on the practice field.
You already know how the Philly media acts on Twitter from time to time. All roads intersected on the second day of Eagles Camp at the NovaCare Complex, a day where Brandon Brooks, unfortunately, left the playing surface with an injury and didn’t return.
Philadelphia Eagles rookie DeVonta Smith burns Steven Nelson for a touchdown.
With the 102nd NFL regular season nearing, fans and members of the media are trying to get as much info and footage on the Eagles as they can find. As you might expect, the most recent Heisman Trophy winner has found his way onto a few smartphones and cameras.
Take a look:
Now, as you might expect, taking clips and pics during the actual practice session isn’t allowable, but when news breaks of your tenth-overall selection beating your prized cornerback acquisition for six, you can best believe there will be a mini hailstorm on social media.
Here are some of the highlights after Smith beat Nelson for six.
Believe it or not, two statements can be made that appear to be in contradiction of one another, and they can both be accurate. The immediate reaction to something like this can bring forth statements like “that’s exactly what we want to see from DeVonta Smith” and “Oh goodness, what happened there with Steven Nelson?”, but think of things this way.
It’s a nice play that came in 7-on-7 workouts. Everyone’s in shorts, and there were no pads on. If these guys line up across from one another and the ball is thrown in Smith’s direction, he’ll win some of the time, and Steven Nelson will win at other times. Either way, having great players on this Eagles roster sharpens everyone’s sword.
Iron sharpens iron. Things are off to a great start at Philadelphia Eagles Camp at the NovaCare Complex.