7 Eagles who are climbing the training camp depth chart, one playing with a chip on his shoulder

  • Guys are climbing the Eagles depth chart.
  • A much maligned veteran is playing with a new edge and focus.
  • If this translates to game days, Philly will be scary.

Darius Slay, K'von Wallace, Philadelphia Eagles
Darius Slay, K'von Wallace, Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages
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K'Von Wallace, safety

Before the BIrds found themselves enthralled with Sydney Brown and fell in love with his skill set, they had a similar infatuation with K'Von Wallace. Another former Clemson standout, Wallace was drafted 127th overall during Round 4 of the 2020 NFL Draft. The hope was he'd play deep and contribute in the box and as a hybrid slot cornerback. Unfortunately, Philly is still waiting on that to happen.

Wallace has shown signs. He isn't horrible, nor is he ready for primetime. His coaches like him though, and he has earned quite a few snaps with the first-team defense. Stay tuned.

Honorable mention: Patrick Johnson, linebacker

It's funny how things turn out sometimes. Patrick Johnson was included on this list prior to his injury as he was enjoying an outstanding training camp. He was carted off during Friday's practice session, Philly's sixth of training camp, but we see no reason to remove his name. Our fingers are crossed that he'll be okay.

For now, we'll name him as an honorable mention. If his health improves and his continues on the path he is on, he'll make the 53-man roster.

Honorable mention: Tanner McKee, quarterback

Tanner McKee has had good days and bad days. He has thrown some nice passes and ducks. That's okay. We're talking about a rookie QB who is a dropback passer and a 2023 sixth-round draft choice.

Here's the thing though. If we had to go with him or Ian Book as the Eagles' third quarterback, we'd probably ride with Tanner. The coming preseason games will have a lot to do with determining whether or not we stay with that theory and whether or not the Eagles coaching staff agrees.

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