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Eagles rookie report card: Jalen Hurts gets involved on offense

Taking stock of the young guys.

Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp Photo by Chris Szagola-Pool/Getty Images

The Eagles failed to get their first win this season against the Rams due to a handful of reasons. Luckily, it’s hard to pin this loss on the rookies. After a week one performance where rookie mistakes contributed heavily to a loss, the first year players got featured less today but still looked solid.

Jalen Reagor: B-

Reagor is clearly going to be a focal point of this offense this season. The first year receiver caught a few passes on plays designed specifically to him. He looked quick and explosive after the catch but missed an important read on a short pass where he would’ve gotten more yards. Notably, Reagor’s biggest play came on a tough catch over the middle where he got crushed by a defender. Reagor’s flash of physicality on this catch in traffic is a good sign of what the rookie can do in the future. Reagor didn’t have any big gains and ultimately only caught four passes for 41. However, his involvement is encouraging for his short term future and his glimmers of physicality mean a lot more for the future.

Poll

Grade Jalen Reagor’s Week 2 performance

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  • 10%
    A
    (74 votes)
  • 65%
    B
    (466 votes)
  • 18%
    C
    (135 votes)
  • 2%
    D
    (17 votes)
  • 2%
    F
    (19 votes)
711 votes total Vote Now

Jalen Hurts: B-

Jalen Hurts had the role in this offense this week that was expected when he was drafted. The quarterback came in as a gadget player to draw attention of the defense. Hurts was used exclusively in the red zone; being split out wide and put in motion to exploit match ups. Hurts’ athleticism did enough to keep the defense on notice and the Eagles were able to run the ball effectively when Jalen was on the field. It will be interesting to see how Hurts’ role develops as the season goes on.

Poll

Grade Jalen Hurts’ Week 2 performance

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  • 18%
    A
    (112 votes)
  • 31%
    B
    (191 votes)
  • 35%
    C
    (213 votes)
  • 6%
    D
    (42 votes)
  • 8%
    F
    (49 votes)
607 votes total Vote Now

Davion Taylor: N/A

With only a few snaps across the game, Taylor was never put in a position to make any meaningful plays. Positive or negative.

K’Von Wallace: B+

While Wallace is mostly only a special teamer, he still had a critical play where he recovered a fumbled punt return after T.J. Edwards punched the ball out of Cooper Kupp’s hands. Wallace’s recovery gave the Eagles a shred of hope to keep the game competitive.

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Grade K’Von Wallace’s Week 2 performance

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  • 46%
    A
    (231 votes)
  • 39%
    B
    (195 votes)
  • 9%
    C
    (47 votes)
  • 1%
    D
    (9 votes)
  • 2%
    F
    (10 votes)
492 votes total Vote Now

Jack Driscoll: N/A

After a rough rookie debut, Jack Driscoll was moved back to the bench as Lane Johnson returned to start at right tackle. Worth noting that the offensive line looked world’s better with Driscoll out.

John Hightower: N/A

After a few targets in week one, Hightower failed to see the field or the ball today.

Shaun Bradley: N/A

After an impressive run stop last week, Bradley was not involved on defense today. With the linebackers struggling mightily today, Bradley might have an opportunity going forward to see the field more.

Casey Toohill: N/A

Didn’t log a stat as the fourth defensive end.


Jason Huntley — Healthy scratch.

Quez Watkins — Injured reserve.

Prince Tega Wanogho — Practice squad.