The Eagles are still a little under two weeks away from real training camp practices, but now that (nearly) the entire roster is in the NovaCare, the preparation for the 2020 season is underway — and the battle for roster spots has finally begun after an offseason spent in online meeting rooms.
Here is a look at where I think each player on the roster stands heading into training camp:
Of the players in this group, the two players with the best chance of making the roster are tight end Noah Togiai and cornerback Craig James. James faced a loaded cornerback position, but if the Eagles end up trading either Rasul Douglas or Sidney Jones, James is likely next in line for a roster spot.
Togiai is an intriguing prospect entering camp. The Eagles are thin at tight end and he only has to beat out two players — Joshua Perkins and Caleb Wilson — for a roster spot. Perkins seems to have the trust of the coaching staff, but the upside of Togiai could earn him that third tight end spot. Wilson is a wild card as he was just picked up, but could end up being more direct competition for Togiai than Perkins if the Eagles commits to going young at the third tight-end spot.
The most interesting player on this list might be Rasul Douglas. Douglas is entering a critical year in his career, and if he has a poor training camp, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him dealt to another team. There is a lot to like about Douglas a player — he has good size, he is physical, he can create turnovers, he is a strong tackler and has the attitude the Eagles like in their defensive backs. Douglas has never gotten consistent enough snaps to truly put it all together.
The young receivers are also going to be exciting to watch in camp. With Goodwin opting out it is likely that at least one of Watkins or Hightower makes the team, and with good camps, they could both find themselves on the 53-man roster.