Eagles roster: Reasonable expectations for Milton Williams in year two

Milton Williams, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)
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Don’t forget about Milton Williams at the Eagles’ defensive tackle position.

It feels like it was three years ago when the Philadelphia Eagles drafted Milton Williams, but it wasn’t. The 73rd-overall selection, during Round 3 of 2021’s NFL Draft, the former Louisiana Tech Bulldog’s selection was a surprise. After all, unless you’re a student, an alum, or some sort of booster, who has time to watch Louisiana Tech play football, right?

A quick Google or Bing search led us all to the same conclusion for the most part. Sure, there was a lot of talent there, tons of it actually, but whenever we evaluate these guys from smaller schools who played in non-Power Five conferences, there’s always this discussion about ‘level of competition’. We’d have to see him on an NFL field before we could make any determinations.

Well, it turns out that this guy is pretty good. At the time of this story being written and published, six training camp practices are in our rear-view mirror. Four remain. After missing Saturday’s practice with an elbow injury, Milton returned to the field on Monday, August 1st in a limited capacity. By Thursday, it appeared that he was back to normal physically.

His place on the team figures to be secure, so with that being said let’s discuss some reasonable expectations for his sophomore campaign. Here’s a spoiler. We’re expecting a nice leap.