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Eagles Rookie Report Card: Miles Sanders proving to be a play-maker in the passing game

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Some hope for the future?

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The Eagles’ Week 6 loss to the Vikings was nothing short of embarrassing. There is no getting around that. Even though the scoreboard is enough to make Eagles fans feel sick, there were some positive takeaways with how young players looked.

Andre Dillard: C-

The Eagles first round pick was thrust into the lineup after Jason Peters left the game early with an injury. Unfortunately for Dillard, he had to face the likes of Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen. Dillard had a handful of ugly plays, giving up pressures to the talented pass rushing duos. However, he looked very solid on other snaps. With offensive linemen, the bad is often highlighted more than the good and despite a few bad plays, I think Dillard could have been a LOT worse. Obviously that sort assessment is weak for a first round pick, but he was thrust into the starting lineup and I think if he has to start against Dallas next week he will look a lot better.

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Grade Andre Dillard’s Week 6 performance

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  • 0%
    A
    (2 votes)
  • 33%
    B
    (173 votes)
  • 48%
    C
    (246 votes)
  • 12%
    D
    (64 votes)
  • 5%
    F
    (26 votes)
511 votes total Vote Now

Miles Sanders: B+

Miles Sanders has cemented himself as a playmaker in the Eagles’ passing game. He had two big plays today catching the ball, including his first NFL touchdown and he had some nice plays on third down as a pass blocker. Sanders got a measly three carries, which he did little with (six rushing yards), but his role as a third down back is clear-cut. It would be nice to see Sanders get the ball more in running situations, but the Eagles being down a few scores all game didn’t allow them to really commit to running at any point.

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Grade Miles Sanders’ Week 6 performance

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  • 35%
    A
    (214 votes)
  • 55%
    B
    (337 votes)
  • 6%
    C
    (39 votes)
  • 1%
    D
    (10 votes)
  • 0%
    F
    (3 votes)
603 votes total Vote Now

JJ Arcega-Whiteside: D

Despite mediocre wide receiver play across the board, JJ Arcega-Whiteside didn’t see the field until the last drive of the game where second string players were in. Extremely disappointing from the second round pick. I hope he can find a way to play his way back into the lineup, but with DeSean Jackson (hopefully) coming back this week, that is especially not likely.

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Grade JJ Arcega-Whiteside’s Week 6 performance

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  • 0%
    A
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    B
    (2 votes)
  • 4%
    C
    (21 votes)
  • 20%
    D
    (99 votes)
  • 74%
    F
    (362 votes)
486 votes total Vote Now

TJ Edwards: C

Due to injuries at linebacker, TJ Edwards saw some snaps in the second half of the game. Edwards was not a liability, which is mostly all you can ask from a young linebacker. With Nigel Bradham’s health status unclear, Edwards might be playing against Dallas.

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Grade TJ Edwards’ Week 6 performance

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  • 3%
    A
    (12 votes)
  • 21%
    B
    (80 votes)
  • 62%
    C
    (231 votes)
  • 8%
    D
    (32 votes)
  • 4%
    F
    (16 votes)
371 votes total Vote Now

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Other Eagles rookies:

Shareef Miller - Healthy scratch

Nate Herbig - Healthy scratch