Eagles rookie Reed Blankenship makes first career start versus Titans

Reed Blankenship #32, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Reed Blankenship #32, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

We’d rather have both guys in the lineup and on the field, but at least the Philadelphia Eagles have gained something in light of losing C.J. Gardner-Johnson to injury. Undrafted rookie Reed Blankenship makes his first career start in Week 13 versus the Tennessee Titans.

An undrafted rookie out of Athens, Alabama that cut his teeth collegiately with the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, Blankenship was added shortly after the close of the most recent NFL Draft. It appears the Birds have found a diamond in the rough.

Reed Blankenship continues to prove the Eagles made a wise decision by adding him.

Reed Blankenship appeared in 53 games at the NCAA level. 419 total tackles, three sacks, nine interceptions, three forced fumbles, and 19 pass breakups were the results of his efforts. Since joining the Philadelphia Eagles, he’s made the slow climb from being the low man on the totem pole to making the roster to picking off a future Hall of Famer in Aaron Rodgers.

Week 13’s start, as mentioned, is his first in the NFL, but if Week 12’s primetime showing was any indication of what he’s capable of (six tackles that tied for the team lead), we can expect some bumps and bruises along the way, but we’re certain that this is someone Philly can build around as they work towards a future that’s consistently promising.

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