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Five Eagles Role Players Ready To Make An Impact

  • Andre Dillard
  • Boston Scott
  • carson wentz
  • Dallas Goedert
  • Josh Sweat
  • K'Von Wallace
  • NFL
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Zach Ertz
By Anthony Miller May 28, 2020 0 Comment
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The Brawl Network examines five Philadelphia Eagles who will make an impact on the team that may not be on everyone’s radar heading into the 2020 season

Too many times during the 2019 season, we saw multiple Eagles players go down with injuries. It’s been a common tale for Philadelphia in the last two seasons. The team has looked at multiple players to step up from the bench to start. Fans have seen players like Boston Scott, Greg Ward, and Dallas Goedert became key contributors down the stretch. The team might need more of it this season.

Here are five players that will make an immediate impact as role players this season.

Boston Scott, Running Back

With injuries to Corey Clement and Jordan Howard, Boston Scott was taken off the practice squad and performed well late in the season. In eleven games, Scott ran for 245 yards and caught for 204 yards with five touchdowns. The combination of Scott and Miles Sanders paved the way for Carson Wentz and the offense to take off despite a depleted receiving core.

Scott shows great versatility in catching out of the backfield and running to the outside. His speed always makes him a threat to break off a big run. Fans could see him more involved in the passing games by catching balls as a slot receiver.

Last season was the first time he had significant playing time on the field. With Scott now having the experience on the field, he could be in for a big third year in the NFL. If the team doesn’t end up signing a veteran running back to back up Sanders, Scott will see more significant playing time.

Dallas Goedert, Tight End

After a tough start to last season with key drops, Dallas Goedert came on strong at the end of the season. The combination of Goedert and Zach Ertz made them one of the best one-two tight end combos in the league. Ertz had some injuries to deal with which opened the door for Goedert to perform well.

Goedert finished the season with 58 catches for 607 yards and five touchdowns. He was also the leading receiver in the playoff game loss to the Seattle Seahawks recording seven catches for 73 yards.

He’s made big strides from year one to year two in improving his game. Both Goedert and Ertz were the top two receivers on the team last season which shows Wentz’s trust in his tight ends. Depending on how the receivers are this season, Goedert could make another big stride in year three. The scary part is it’s only the beginning of what looks like a promising career.

Andre Dillard, Offensive Tackle

Meet Jason Peters‘ replacement. Andre Dillard first appeared in the Minnesota Vikings game last season where he struggled to get into the flow of the game. However, he got better as the season went on as Dillard performed well in the loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He finished the season with four starts filling in for Peters who had nagging injuries throughout the season.

Peters was getting too expensive for the Eagles despite being one of the best offensive lineman in NFL history. The team was ready to move forward with Dillard and start building him as the team’s next great lineman. It may take some time, but Dillard is a key piece to the offense as he’s responsible for the health of Wentz.

Josh Sweat, Defensive End

Year one for Josh Sweat in 2018 was underwhelming only appearing in nine games with one tackle and ended the season on IR. 2019 was the big step forward for Sweat as he finished with 21 tackles and four sacks. However, injuries on the defensive line got Sweat on the field and proved to be a benefit for the Eagles.

He proved to be an effective pass rusher hitting the quarterback ten times in 2019. Sweat appears to be hitting his stride in his early career and should be a good rotational player on the defensive line. He should be the main backup for Derek Barnett and Brandon Graham going into the season. When Graham retires, Sweet should be able to step in and take over with his skill set.

K’Von Wallace, Safety

It’s hard to predict the impact a rookie can make on a team, but K’Von Wallace could help improve the defense right away. The Eagles’ 2020 fourth-round pick was a dominant force for the Clemson Tigers’ defense. His career consist of 156 tackles, five interceptions, two sacks, and a touchdown in 36 starts. His toughness, tackling skills, and play-making abilities made it a surprise that he dropped to the fourth-round.

Eagles Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz should have plans for Wallace on defense. He could be able to play plenty of safety and might even play some linebacker on the outside. Wallace may not be a starter, but could develop into a nice rotational player and an impactful special teams player. He’ll be one of the ones to watch during the preseason to see how he progresses.

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