Eagles training camp 2022: Stock up, stock down after 2nd round of practices

The Eagles have now completed six practices in training camp and reached their second day off from players.

So it’s time for another stock watch.

The last stock watch came after three workouts. In this one, the stock players were Marcus Epps, TJ Edwards, Davion Taylor, Dallas Goedert, Andre Chachere, Mac McCain III and Miles Sanders. Dropping players were K’Von Wallace, Devon Allen, Carson Strong, Zach Pascal and Milton Williams.

All new names in this one:

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DL Jordan Davis

The pads arrived this week and the 340-pound nose tackle raised his level of play. He was a joy to watch during 1-on-1, but he also flashes during 11-on-11 drills. more first team representatives as the camp continues. Not only does he not look overwhelmed; it looks like he’s going to make an immediate impact as a rookie.

CB James Bradberry

The veteran Giants cornerback has been about as solid as any player this training camp. Steven Nelson was good last year but Bradberry is just a better player. During this camp, Bradberry gave DeVonta Smith everything he could handle. This will help Smith enter his second season in the NFL.

OF Brandon Graham

Graham doesn’t look like a 34-year-old guy coming off an Achilles tendon injury. Even though he’s in 13th grade, Graham is still a great practice player. He made Jack Driscoll’s life miserable this summer as he works with second-team defense. And Graham is still a monster in those OL-DL drills.

WR AJ Brown

Brown has gotten more targets than anyone with the first-team offense this season as he and Jalen Hurts figure out how to play with each other. Brown is so big and strong and is able to use his body to become a huge target for the quarterback. His hands are slick and he’s shown up in games before that will give the Eagles a bunch of YAC. He made life difficult on Darius Slay.

CB Avonte Maddox

We’ve talked about Bradberry, but let’s not forget Maddox. The Eagles slot corner had good battles with Quez Watkins throughout training camp and won a lot of reps you wouldn’t expect. Even in 1v1s, which are heavily attack-oriented, Maddox seems to be winning hugely.

C Cam Jürgens

Even though Jurgens got the first-team reps early in camp before Jason Kelce returned from COVID, he’s really starting to show his ability when the pads arrived this week. He is compared to Kelce because they are undersized centers with great athleticism, but it is also clear how strong Jurgens is and how seasoned he is when it comes to using his leverage . Like Davis, he was impressive in 1v1s and also in team drills. This is not a second-level blockage either. Jurgens is strong in the middle of this line.

Out of stock

QB Gardner Minshew

We didn’t get to see Minshew in training camp last year, so this is our first extended look at him in training. It hasn’t been great. He threw way too many interceptions and failed to find a rhythm. Now, part of that could be because the Eagles are so deep down their line that they have Graham, Derek Barnett, Milton Williams and (sometimes) Davis rushing into the second team. But Minshew made too many mistakes and struggled to get things done. Minshew was slightly better on Thursday, but that wasn’t enough to remove him from this list.

TE Grant Calcaterra

It’s not Calcaterra’s fault. In fact, he had a pretty impressive start to his first training camp. But he suffered a hamstring injury on Day 3 of camp and has now missed three full practices. For a sixth-round rookie pick, that time is very valuable. The Eagles need to make sure he’s healthy and doesn’t come back too soon, but it’s not right for him to miss all that time.

LB Nakobe Dean

It’s not that Dean did anything wrong or wrong during the first two rounds of training camp. But he didn’t make big plays either. The problem with that is that most other off-ball linebackers have all made splatter plays. TJ Edwards, Kyzir White, Davion Taylor and Shaun Bradley all made big plays. The best of the bunch was Edwards, which will make it very difficult for Dean to fight the clichés at linebacker MIKE. I’m still bullish on Dean, but it might be harder for him to get playing time than we initially thought.

CB Tay Gowan

I really like Gowan’s aggression but it has worked against him in these recent practices. If the Eagles didn’t have referees in those practices, Gowan probably wouldn’t be on this list. But he’s been far too practical in coverage, getting called out multiple times for DPI. The aggression is high and Gowan has made some positive plays this camp, but the penalties are starting to overshadow them.

OT Le’Raven Clark

With Jordan Mailata and Andre Dillard on the board Thursday with concussions, veteran Clark replaced left tackle. It didn’t go well. It’s hard to put Clark on this list after bad practice, but he wasn’t just beaten by the Eagles’ top rushers. He was also getting beaten 1-on-1 by saves. Clark is fighting for a spot on the roster and I expected a more consistent performance from a veteran.

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