8 lesser-mentioned Eagles who need a dominant training camp in 2023

There are a lot of Eagles prospects who need good showings if they're going to make the 53-man roster. Here are eight of the lesser-mentioned guys that come to mind immediately.
Greg Ward, Devonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles
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If one or two of these young Eagles wide receivers step up, this unit will be special.

As good as the Eagles are at wide receiver, familiar conversations have gone on for a while. A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith are phenomenal, but if, Heaven forbid, they get hurt, the complexion of Philly's wide receiver room changes in a hurry. Olamide Zaccheaus and Quez Watkins aren't in the same class as Swole and Skinny Batman. Then, as we move past Olamide and Quez to the next tier, things become more concerning.

The competition at wide receiver will be intense. Several of the youngsters need good showings. So do the two oldest wideouts on the roster.

Greg Ward, wide receiver

Before we go any further, let's make one thing clear. The Eagles absolutely LOVE Greg Ward. That doesn't guarantee him anything in terms of employment. There's a good chance that he'll make the roster, but there's also a good chance that he won't.

Ward, believe it or not, is now the elder statesman. He's the wideout that has been with the team the longest. During each of the Eagles' past two Super Bowl runs, he was a member of the practice squad. Only time will tell if he catapults himself onto the 53-man roster.

Devon Allen, wide receiver

At this point, it's hard to discuss Devon Allen without making people feel like he's being picked on. Let's keep this as professional as possible.

We all know he has a lot to prove. We all know that he has a tough hill to climb, especially after missing OTAs. Allen made a phenomenal catch during the preseason last year and didn't make the team. He'll have to be lights out again to even have a chance this time around.