Ones to watch: Five players to keep an eye on tonight vs. Steelers
9 August 2018 Eagles News
For the first time since the NFC Championship game, the Philadelphia Eagles are back at the Linc for an NFL football game. The Pittsburgh Steelers are in town and although the starters are unlikely to see much of any action, the energy around the game is high.
There’s a lot buzz around the team and a multitude of players. For this first preseason game, here are the five players worth watching.
- Nate Sudfeld
Nate Sudfeld has been enduring a great training camp. Taking the most of the reps he’s been getting with Carson Wentz limited, Sudfeld has announced himself to the rest of the league. Tonight, he’s going to get a lot of action with Nick Foles inactive and Wentz not participating. Expect Sudfeld to continue to show everyone just how good he is. Even with Wentz and Foles on the roster, the Eagles have to be very excited about Sudfeld.
- Dallas Goedert
The Eagles first pick in this year’s draft like Sudfeld, has been impressing this camp. He’s shown he can hang with the best and he’s shown he can be a valuable asset, especially in the red zone. It’s always exciting see a new player hit the field for the first time and wit Goedert, he’s a player who could have a big impact on the team’s success right off the bat.
- Josh Sweat
Another 2018 rookie will hit the field for the first time. Coming into the season with a lot to prove, Sweat is looking to show the Eagles the potential of what he can really be. He’s a player who had been struck with injuries throughout his career but when healthy, he’s a monster. Now in the NFL, Sweat will need to show everyone just how good he really is.
- Donnel Pumphrey
Even though he struggled last preseason, he seemed destined for a big role on the team. Gifted with running, receiving and returning ability, the Eagles were finding every way to get him involved. He’s healthy now and looks stronger and faster than before. His spot on the 53-man roster isn’t locked in, so he needs to perform tonight.
- Tre Sullivan
Bringing in veteran Corey Graham doesn’t bring a smile to Tre Sullivan’s face as he was competing for the spot left by Graham. However, the team’s been very happy with his camp so far and who knows, who could still be the lead man at the third safety spot. Regardless, he’s explosive and can dish out a big hit. He’s going to be a fun player to watch tonight.
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