1. Miles Sanders, RB
All indications are that running back Miles Sanders has the potential to be the most dominant back on the Eagles’ roster.
Philadelphia invested high draft capital on him, and there’s no question the Eagles would like him to gain a stranglehold on the starting job in head coach Doug Pederson’s offense.
Sanders is projected to split carries with former Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard, but the high praise and hype surrounding Sanders seems to suggest he could overtake Howard at some point this season.
For now, Howard has been slightly more impressive than Sanders in camp, and the older back is showing he has the chops in pass protection. That shouldn’t take away from the fact that Sanders has been impressive in camp, also.
Regardless, the Eagles are shaping up to have a committee situation with two good backs to start 2019.
2. Andre Dillard, OT
Let’s rewind briefly. During the 2019 NFL Draft, offensive tackle Andre Dillard was mocked to the Houston Texans in the back half of the first round.
I believe the Texans planned to select him and fully expected to solidify their left tackle spot for years to come. Those potential plans hit a major snag, though—the Eagles traded up and jumped the Texans to grab their guy.
Now, the former Washington State product, who entirely looks the part (6-foot-5, 315 pounds), is expected to see plenty of work at left tackle on Thursday.
According to PFF, Dillard “was the highest-graded draft eligible offensive tackle from the Pac-12 this season. When factoring in only pass-blocking snaps, he was unbeatable with a 94.0 overall grade.”