- The Athletic’s Zach Berman notes if Eagles 2020 third-round LB Davion Taylor can develop into a top special teamer and solid reserve this season, that’s an acceptable outcome, with the expectation that he’s starting in 2022.
- Berman projects the top three Eagles linebackers in 2021 to be Eric Wilson, Alex Singleton and T.J. Edwards but adds the only one with a guaranteed role is Wilson and the team won’t have more than two on the field that often.
- Berman still doesn’t think TE Zach Ertz is on the Eagles’ roster in 2021, whether he’s traded or cut.
The Giants hoped that by giving QB Daniel Jones a legitimate No. 1 receiver in Kenny Golladay, they’d be able to replicate some of the success other young QB/WR duos have had in recent seasons. So far this offseason, Golladay and Jones have been spending a ton of time together to try and build chemistry for the upcoming season.
“It’s been great working with Kenny so far, and you can tell he’s a true pro,” Jones said via NJ.com’s Zack Rosenblatt. “He understands offensive football. He’s still obviously learning our system but you can tell he’s got a good understanding of football and where to be, kind of timing and understanding concepts. He’s been fun to work with. Obviously his talent and skill level, you can tell as soon as you can get on the field with him he’s a good player, smart player and I’m excited to keep working with him.”
Washington HC Ron Rivera‘s defenses in Carolina always were strong at linebacker. That wasn’t the case in his first season in Washington and the team looked to rectify that by taking LB Jamin Davis in the first round. Already, expectations are high for the 6-4, 234-pound Davis
“Obviously, right off the bat, his size and athleticism coupled together really, really jump off the tape. He played very, very hard. I really liked how, as I watched the entire (2020 college) season, he got better and better and better and better as the year went on,” Washington LB coach Steve Russ said via the Athletic’s Ben Standig. “… I really liked his instincts, and a lot of times when people talk about instincts in the running game, I thought he had those, obviously, but I thought he had excellent instincts in the passing game. They were doing schemes that were similar obviously to things you saw in the NFL and you could see those things directly translate in the feel that he had for coverage.”