8 Eagles who are steadily earning their coach's trust, 2 question marks as 1st preseason game approaches

As training camp rolls on, many of the young Philadelphia Eagle continue to gain the trust of their coaches, but we'd like to see more from two of the question marks.

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Joseph Ngata, wide receiver

DeVonta Smith was so impressive during his days with the Alabama Crimson Tide. As a result, whenever he was mentioned by his teammates, a phrase would often follow. "Smitty catches everything". Indeed he does, and so does former Clemson Tigers standout Joseph Ngata.

During four seasons in Death Valley (39 games), Ngata snagged 88 receptions resulting in 1,287 yards and six trips to the end zone. He went undrafted but was added to Philly's nest as an undrafted rookie free agent.

He has been the most impressive of the Eagles' young receiver corps, and at six-foot-three and 217 pounds, it might be wise for the Birds to find a spot on the 53-man roster for him. Keep an eye on him as we move through the preseason.

Mekhi Garner, cornerback

Normally, when we mention Philly's young defensive backs, we don't reference Mekhi Garner as often as we bring up guys like Eli Ricks. Maybe we should change that moving forward.

It should be fun to watch Garner throw on the pads and hit a few guys on the other sideline. He stands at six-foot-two and tips the scales at 212 pounds. Impressive showings will help his chances of standing out. All roads may lead to the practice squad here, but make no mistake about it. He has the support and attention of this coaching regime.

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