Devon Allen and Kennedy Brooks are two young stars that would be surprised but welcomed additions to the Eagles’ skill position groups.
At this point, you aren’t going to find any Eagles fans who don’t already know who Devon Allen is. A six-foot, 198-pound speedster, Allen recently made headlines for posting the third-fastest 110-meter hurdle time ever at the New York Grand Prix and for being disqualified from the 110 Meter Hurdles at World Athletic Championships.
In terms of football, here’s what we know. He hasn’t thrown on any pads to play in a game since 2016, his final NCAA season with the Oregon Ducks. Everyone loves wide receivers who are fast though, and if it’s learned that Number 39 has some hands, he could surprise some people and find himself in the discussion once we reach final roster cuts.
Miles Sanders will most certainly make the Eagles roster, as will Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott. If Philly plans to carry four tailbacks on the 53-man roster, as mentioned earlier in our Jason Huntley discussion, he and Kennedy Brooks will battle it out for that final roster spot.
Here’s where Brooks has an advantage. Huntley, while talented, is five-foot-nine and 193 pounds. His skill set also mirrors the skill sets of Sanders, Gainwell, and Boston. Brooks gives this team another dynamic.
He’s five-foot-eleven and 215 pounds. He can run, and he also can churn out yards late to salt games away. If the Birds need to pick up tough yards on third down and in the red zone, he’s exactly the man to get the job done. Expect some good-looking late-game preseason performances and that could earn him a spot on the roster and in the hearts of Eagles fans.