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.
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Pay close attention to the competitions at linebacker and tight end once training camp begins.

Once camp ends, the preseason games wrap, and the initial 53-man roster is released, we expect three tight ends and about six linebackers to be on the squad. Philly has seven TEs and ten LBs on the 90-man training camp roster. Expect to hear a few discussions about both positions.

Dan Arnold, tight end

If we were to guess, we'd place Dan Arnold on the Eagles' tight end depth chart as the fourth man. He's behind Dallas Goedert, Jack Stoll, and Grant Calcaterra. He's ahead of Dalton Keene, Tyree Jackson, and Brady Russell.

Can he stave off the guys who are behind him? Can he catapult himself into the top three? Those are the questions we'll ask about Dan Arnold as the 2023 offseason rolls on.

Kyron Johnson, linebacker

The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Kyron Johnson with the 181st overall selection of the 2022 NFL Draft. He appeared in 16 games and played 18 defensive snaps last season, roughly two percent of the team's total.

He also played 265 snaps as a special teamer, but whether fair or unfair, there are questions about desire. That isn't what you need when you're a sixth-round selection.

Here's something else to consider, and get this. Last year, Philly also added an undrafted rookie linebacker, Christian Elliss who is simply a better player.