Eagles situational players who will help make or break the 2022 season

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Quez Watkins, Philadelphia Eagles
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. . . Quez Watkins, Wide Receiver. 16. player. 54

The Eagles’ wide receiver discussion doesn’t end with A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith.

Third-year man Quez Watkins figures to be an entertaining watch this season. He’s more than just a speedster. He’s also shown that he can make contested catches, and it was his deep-ball reception versus the Carolina Panthers that helped spearhead a second-half comeback this past season in Week 5.

It will be interesting to see how the Eagles deploy their wide receivers. They can line any of these guys up on the inside and outside, but one thing is certain. You can expect Quez Watkins to make plays.

. . . Zach Pascal, wide receiver. 3. player. 54

It’s becoming more and more obvious why Zach Pascal is on this roster. In 2021, we spent a lot of time discussing the need to add a veteran to the wide receiver room, and even though Pascal is still a young man himself (he turns 28 years young on December 18th), his presence has been calming.

From day one of training camp, it’s been evident. He’s been first in line for every wide receiver drill, and seeing as how he’s shown proficiency in both third-down and goal-line situations, no one should be shocked when Pascal is spending just as much time in the offensive lineup in crunch time as Quez Watkins if not moreso.