Philadelphia Eagles: Winners and losers from their first preseason game

Quez Watkins, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
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Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles
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For quite a few Philadelphia Eagles, Week 1 of the preseason brought smiles.

Friday the 13th obviously doesn’t represent a bad day for some of the Philadelphia Eagles‘ roster. Sure, it was the first preseason game of the season, but blowing a second-half lead is an uncomfortable feeling regardless of when it happens.

Jalen Hurts made some nice throws. He was also credited with a couple of incompletions that were of no fault of his own. In the end, they won’t count, but they’re still incompletions that everyone will remember, including the guys that dropped the passes.

Here’s what we know. Though no one would blame him if he wasn’t, Jordan Mailata is a better-left tackle than Andre Dillard is. Quez Watkins was a sixth-round draft choice. Jalen Reagor was a first-rounder, but everyone, right now, is thinking about how good they feel about Watkins and how disappointed they are in Reagor,

Overreaction and panic are both a part of the process when the NFL schedule reaches the portion where teams start playing preseason games. You should have heard Philly sports radio on the morning of Friday the 13th.

You’re in luck. Level heads prevailed here. The game has been seen twice now. Every press conference has been watched. Though there were several members of each category, here are three winners and losers that really stood out during the Philadelphia Eagles’ first preseason game.