Ali Fayad and Grant Calcaterra are future stars, but will they make the roster?
Well, no one can say that the Eagles don’t take the linebacker position seriously anymore. After adding Haason Reddick and Kyzir White in free agency, they added Nakobe Dean and Kyron Johnson, a potential special teams ace, in the most recent NFL Draft.
It appears that most of the lineup is set with T.J. Edwards and Davion Taylor in the fray. There are also a few other young prospects that the franchise loves, Patrick Johnson, JaCoby Stevens, and Shaun Bradley for instance.
Ali Fayad won’t make the 53-man roster. He may not even land on the Eagles’ practice squad, but he’s good enough to make someone’s roster. We won’t see the Eagles’ starters for most of the preseason. With that being said, you can expect to hear this young man’s name a lot.
He’s a sound tackler who utilizes spin and rip moves very well. He’ll prove to be stout as a run defender and a pass rusher.
As soon as the Grant Calcaterra train begins boarding, we’d like to book a seat if there’s one available. We know about the concussion history. We won’t spend a ton of time discussing that other than to say it appears those concerns are said to be in his rearview mirror, but with that being the case, this is someone to get excited about.
He’s familiar with Jalen Hurts, having been a teammate of Philly’s QB1 at Oklahoma in 2019, and even though he’ll enter training camp as the low man on the totem pole, no one should be shocked if he puts a nice summer together and finds himself ahead of every tight end not named Dallas Goedert. He has that level of potential.