Back in May when the NFL Draft had concluded, many people were skeptical of some of the picks that Howie Roseman had made. Now with the preseason finally over, we need to take a look at these players. There are some draft picks that were locks for the 53 man roster before training camp even began. There were some that would be fighting for a spot on the roster. Lets take a look at how each player did during this preseason.
Patrick Johnson DE/LB
The biggest longshot to make the Eagles 53 man roster at the start of camp among draft picks. It was not because he was a 7th round draft pick, but because the Eagles planned on moving him to a position he was unfamiliar with. However, by the end of the Jets game, I feel Johnson secured his spot on the 53 man roster. He accumulated 13 tackles in 3 preseason games this year. With 2 of the players ahead of him on the depth chart injured, Johnson is not just competing for a roster spot but valuable playing time week 1 against Atlanta.
Jacoby Stevens S
Stevens first time seeing the field came against New York in the preseason finale. He had 7 solo tackles and assisted on one more. Many of his coaches throughout camp had high praise for the former LSU Tiger. A hamstring injury right before the Pittsburgh game held him out for the first two preseason games. The Eagles have the thinest safety room in recent memory. Even though Stevens did not play much this preseason, the lack of depth at the safety position should help his case to make the 53 man roster.
Tarron Jackson DE
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Jackson had a great preseason for a 6th round pick, and he has earned the opportunity to play in the NFL. He has looked so impressive in every game he has played this preseason. With many of the regular