10 Eagles who need an impressive performance during Philadelphia's second preseason game

Every Eagles player would like to produce a better showing during the second preseason game, even if they played well during the first, but here are ten guys who really need better outings.
Ian Book, Philadelphia Eagles
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With a suddenly stacked secondary, the Eagles are going to have tough decisions to make come final cuts.

We can almost guarantee you that, come final roster cuts, though Philly typically keeps six cornerbacks and about five safeties on the roster, there will be questions about whether or not they should finagle the numbers some.

Five safeties on a 53-man roster is seemingly an optimal idea, and that's the number Philly has on the roster currently. In terms of the cornerback position, how does Philly say no to keeping Josh Jobe, Eli Ricks, or Mekhi Garner if they keep outplaying guys at other positions?

Stay tuned. This could get interesting, but if we're being honest, we don't want to see them overload at either position. Six cornerbacks and five safeties is plenty.

9. Justin Evans, safety

Justin Evans, Philadelphia Eagles
Justin Evans, Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

Justin Evans has been outplayed by Reed Blankenship and K'Von Wallace all spring and summer. With the sudden emergence of rookie Sydney Brown, Justin has a lot to think about.

Pro Football Focus gave Brown a higher grade as a run defender (71.5 for Brown versus 62.2 for Evans, and Brown dwarfed Evans in terms of his pass coverage grade (66.9 vs 51.3). A final job at safety may come down to Terrell Edmunds or Evans if Philly only keeps four guys.

10. Josh Jobe, cornerback

Devon Allen #82, Josh Jobe #28, Philadelphia Eagles
Devon Allen #82, Josh Jobe #28, Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

Josh Jobe was one of four undrafted rookie free agents to make the 53-man roster in 2022. Josh Sills, Reed Blankenship, and Britain Cover were the other three.

Jobe played 12 defensive snaps and another 220 on special teams. He really made his mark while contributing to Michael Clay's squad, but young guys like Mekhi Garner and Eli Ricks are feverishly fighting to take that roster spot from him.

Expect the pressure to mount as we race for the finish line.