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Which Wide Receivers Are Actually Safe?

For the first time in years, the Philadelphia Eagles have a good problem. The Eagles will have to cut some talented guys at the wide receiver position in order to make the 53-man roster.

There have been your obvious guys, your shockers, and your disappointments. We can split the wideouts into those categories and judge whether they make the squad from there.

Obvious- A.J. Brown, Devonta Smith, Quez Watkins

Droppin’ dimes.#PHIvsMIA | #FlyEaglesFly — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 24, 2022

There is no question who the Eagles’ top three guys are at this position. A.J. Brown is one of the league’s premiere wide receivers, Devonta Smith had one of the best Eagles’ rookie seasons ever, and Quez Watkins is an elite deep threat. They have continued to showcase their talent through camp this season; this does not need to be debated.

Shockers- Devon Allen, Deon Cain, Zach Pascal

Zach Pascal is a pleasant surprise and is much closer to a lock on the roster than the rest. He is here because he is a new veteran. Pascal has been explosive and a great target for the QBs during camp so far. The former Colt laced up for 16 games in each of his four seasons there.

Deon Cain! 👀 — Thomas R. Petersen (@thomasrp93) August 21, 2022

This article is truly inspired by the surprises of Devon Allen and Deon Cain. Cain hauled in five catches for 66 yards against Cleveland and was the main target for the majority of the game. Cain made an athletic grab down the sideline that looked like true NFL talent. Allen spiced things up with a 55-yard touchdown grab in a post route. He followed that up with a hurdle celebration. The world-class sprinter is low on the depth chart, but it is hard to look past his production.

Disappointments- Jalen Reagor, Britain Covey, John Hightower, Greg Ward

You would think by this point Jalen Reagor could sit preseason games out. He is actually getting reps until the end of the first half. If he is playing until the half he must be doing something special against second and third-unit guys, right? Reagor had two catches for 17 yards against the Browns. Despite some reports of him having his best camp or an average camp, he doesn’t produce and no amount of potential will save him if he doesn’t step up.

Greg Ward and John Hightower arent necessarily letting anyone down. They were here through rough times and we thank them for that, but it is time to move on. The room is too talented to reward loyalty or grit. Their time here was very nice to experience and we wish them well.

Britain Covey is an odd one. He has reportedly been having amazing practices but his stock dropped badly in the second week of the preseason with just one catch for five yards. It is hard to make impressions without production.

Final Wide Receiver Room Predictions

A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins, Zach Pascal, and Deon Cain. With the versatility at Running Back and the great Dallas Goedert, the Eagles might not roll with a sixth Wide Receiver. If they did, watch out for Covey, Allen, or Reagor to win that race. Deon Cain is a great talent who has gotten the short end of the stick often. It is his time.

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