Eagles newcomers who will play huge roles in this team’s success

Kyzir White, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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A.J. Brown #11, Philadelphia Eagles
A.J. Brown #11, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

. . . A.J. Brown, wide receiver. 11. player. 54

The Eagles made two significant upgrades to their wide receiver corps.

It’s almost impossible to mention new additions on the Eagles roster that were made this offseason and not include A.J. Brown in the discussion, especially seeing as how he’s one of the NFL’s brightest young stars at a glamour position.

Injuries lessened his production and some of his impact a year ago after he was elected to the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie Team in 2019 and the Pro Bowl in 2020, but he should have a bounceback year this season.

There’s no reason not to expect somewhere between 1,000 to 1,100 yards receiving and about seven to eight touchdowns. He has the type of playmaking ability to make that happen.

player. 54. . . . Zach Pascal, Wide Receiver. 3

On the first day of Eagles training camp practice, Quez Watkins made a nice adjustment on an over-the-shoulder catch to beat Darius Slay for a touchdown. Those are the moments that we’ve seen from Quez that get Birds fans excited about his potential; however, you shouldn’t, for one second, forget about Zach Pascal. He isn’t just here because head coach Nick Sirianni is so fond of him.

Statements have been made that Pascal is a better and more complete version of J.J. Arcega-Whiteside. He’s shown ability on third down and in the red zone during his career, and it’s for that reason that you may see him on the field in those scenarios just as often as you’ll see Quez, if not more so.

Don’t be shocked if Pascal winds up with more targets and receptions on third-down and in red-zone situations.