Several Eagles enjoying a stock increase following first preseason game

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Many of Howie Roseman’s new additions showed up and made plays for the Eagles versus the Jets.

Eagles players weren’t the only assets who saw their stock rise. Philly’s general manager, Howie Roseman, is trending in the right direction following a nice offseason, and the upward trend continued on Friday night. Several of his 2022 NFL Draft selections, undrafted rookies, and free-agent acquisitions made plays.

The top three tacklers in the game were all rookies, Reed Blankenship, Josh Jobe, and Nakobe Dean. Blankenship kept the Jets’ offensive players in his sights all night with a game-leading eight tackles in the loss.

Dean’s highly anticipated debut saw the future phenom show out in the first half as he stuffed New York’s offense on multiple occasions.

If Jason Kelce misses any time this season with an injury, rookie Cam Jurgens could slide into the starting lineup easily as the young man didn’t have any problems in pass protection, and he opened holes for Philly’s tailbacks in the running game. If any Eagles fans were watching the broadcast, it was hard to miss him as his name was constantly getting shouted out by the broadcasters for the show he was putting on.

A veteran addition of Howie’s also made a play in this game, as linebacker Kyzir White intercepted Jets starting quarterback Zach Wilson at the 9:13 mark of the first quarter.

If these draft picks, UDFAs, and veteran additions keep playing like this once the regular season arrives, it won’t just help the team from a depth standpoint, it will also prove there’s a method to Roseman’s madness.