time2rock Posted July 7, 2021 Share Posted July 7, 2021 3 dark horses to make Eagles’ 53-man roster Glenn Erby July 5, 2021 2:30 pm ET With the Eagles quickly approaching the start of training camp and Nick Sirianni’s first year as head coach, the 53 man roster could have an entirely different look. Philadelphia will have stiff competition for their 53 man roster and a few dark horses are starting to emerge. We’ve highlight three guys who could surprise the masses. WR Michael Walker Dec 8, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA;Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Michael Walker (13) runs the ball during warmups before the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports An undrafted free agent out of Boston College, Walker signed with the Jaguars in 2019. New Eagles’ head coach Nick Sirianni likes shifty, versatile playmakers on the outside and Walker offers potential on special teams as well. Walker finished his rookie season with two receptions for 15 yards, 18 kicks returned for 411 yards and three punts for returned 13 yards, and two fumbles lost in seven games played. At Boston College, Walker was named second-team All-ACC and a consensus second-team All-American after being named by the Sporting News, the Football Writers Association of America, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation as a senior after returning 40 kicks for 1,020 yards and 20 punts for 274 and a touchdown, while also catching 17 passes for 218 yards. CB Shakial Taylor Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Krishawn Hogan (83) makes a catch in front of cornerback Shakial Taylor (47) during their preseason training camp practice at Grand Park in Westfield on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Colts Preseason Training Camp The cornerback originally came into the league with the Indianapolis Colts in 2019, appearing in five contests and recorded seven tackles and one pass breakup. The former Kansas cornerback is a relative unknown, but Jonathan Gannon pushed for Howie Roseman to add him to the roster and he provides nice size on the outside. DT JaQuan Bailey Sep 14, 2019; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs (74) blocks Iowa State Cyclones defensive end JaQuan Bailey (3) at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa beat Iowa State 18-17. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports Bailey could be another version of Milton Williams, a versatile defender who could start out at the defensive end, before eventually sliding down to defensive tackle. Bailey left Iowa State as the school’s all-time leading sack guy and he’s grown from pass rush specialist into a solid all-around defender. The Eagles invested hugely in Bailey after the draft and he’ll find a role on this roster. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/philadelphia-eagles-53-man-roster-dark-horse-candidates-michael-walker-training-camp/?utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR3bFkBbB1CMolLlL-Uj2Wylv44E5kHUsqTi82ifJibw_WeBvPMZtWI42uQ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now