With the preseason opener just 5 days away, the Eagles have released their first unofficial depth chart. There's not a whole lot of surprises, but I thought there were a few things of note.
Hank Baskett is ahead of rookie Riley Cooper for the 4th WR spot. One former Na Brown award winner vs a strong contender for this year's award. Speaking of guys we thought could win the Na this year, Chad Hall is way down the chart behind even Jordan Norwood.
Nick Cole is your starting center with Mike McGlynn & A.Q. Shipley behind him in that order. Austin Howard, who has drawn a lot of praise at camp, is the backup LT while King Dunlap is the backup on the right side.
Charles Scott is listed as the backup fullback, a position that most likely won't exist on the 53 man roster. Not a great sign for him and given that he hasn't impressed at camp, he has to be considered a long shot to make the roster.
Juqua Parker is still listed as the starting LDE with Brandon Graham backup him up.
Ellis Hobbs is your starting RCB. Nate Allen starts at FS with Quintin Demps as his backup. Today at camp Andy Reid was asked whether Demps was pushing Allen for the starting job.
"That's very accurate. He has been making plays and he's doing well and that sure is a plus. That's why we brought him here and drafted him. We put him in a position last year where he's a young player trying to step in and fill in and he had a few mistakes and it didn't work out for him there. But, he had a great offseason and he's come back, I thought, very strong in this camp."