Ranking every Philadelphia Eagles offensive unit ahead of training camp

DeVonta Smith #6, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles
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. . Running back. 4. player. 54.

The Philadelphia Eagles are talented at running back and tight end, but both units will need to make a leap in 2022.

Normally, when using the term ‘sophomore slump’, we’re often discussing quarterbacks. You won’t hear the term associated with tailbacks often, as, with their ability to sometimes freelance, they have the best chance at making the most immediate impact.

It’s even less often that the ‘slump’ comes in year three. Unfortunately, that’s what we saw from Miles Sanders in 2021.

Expect a bounceback year from him as some have forgotten how good he can be, and with him sharing time with a very underrated Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell, who really impressed as a rookie, the Birds have a nice three-headed monster in the backfield along with an undrafted rookie, Kennedy Brooks, who can be very good and add another dynamic.

3. player. 54. . . . Tight end

Dallas Goedert has grown into one of the top ten players at his position. He’s an accomplished blocker and has a nice set of hands. If he eliminates the tendency to, sometimes put the ball on the ground, he’s going to be a matchup nightmare for a long time going forward.

When camp begins, Tyree Jackson will be placed on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list. The Birds like him a lot, but his absence could open the door for what was already going to be an intriguing battle.

We may not see Goedert much during the preseason, so extended looks at Grant Calcaterra, Richard Rodgers, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Jack Stoll, and Noah Togiai should be intriguing.