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Eagles OTAs Views: Our first look at AJ Brown

The Eagles were in the arena on Friday for their third of six OTA performances … and we must watch!

The current head of Nick Sirianni as head coach has been prioritizing player health and safety. That is why he has acted like a child in my youth. That’s why Friday’s practice – the hardest of the week – was still around 55 minutes and did not include any 11-on-11 activity.

However, there were observations:

1. Friday was our first show on the new AJ Brown. Although Brown and Jalen Hurts are best friends, they are still working on building a field relationship. When Hurts hit Brown in the early pass of the 7-on-7s section, he missed two deep balls. At first, Hurts down threw Brown after a stutter step move; then, Brown sat back to back and dropped the ball from Darius Slay. After the show, Brown told Hurts if he missed him, to miss him so much. So on the next trip, Hurts sent another plane away from Brown. So he is still working. Long way before the first week.

two. Other than that, the Hurts had a very tough day, finishing most of what they went through. Hurts had sharpened weapons Friday. One of them went to keep the tight Jack Stoll who worked well on the cars. Even in the game, he probably was in danger of catching it.

3. Isaac Seimo seems to be getting the first crack in the right position for the guards and was with them on Friday. Of course, the three founders on the opposing line (Jordan Mailata, Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson) were not on a voluntary basis. So this was the first OL team on Friday:

LT: Andre Dillard
LG: Landon Dickerson
C: Cam Jurgens
RG: Isaac Seumala
RT: Jack Driscoll

It is therefore important to note that while Seimo is expected to be the first to do the proper guarding work, Jurgens and Driscoll (two other nominees) were in the same position.

4. On defense in 7-on-7 drills, the Eagles had Darius Slay, James Bradberry, Avonte Maddox, Anthony Harris and Marcus Epps in high school; no surprises there. On the linebacker, their two top boys in the afternoon were TJ Edwards and Kyzir White, though Nakobe Dean got a rep on MIKE and Davion Taylor mixed on WILL. The Eagles kept it nickel at 7-on-7s so there is no Haason Reddick out there at SAM.

5. Recipient Deon Cain caught several good points during the 7-on-7s. One came on a deep ball from the Hurts when Cain hit Slay in hiding. I wouldn’t worry too much about Slay, but it’s a good moment for Cain. A sixth-year pick from Clemson joined the Eagles in the test team last year. Originally signed by the Colts while Nick Sirianni was their disappointing assistant.

6. Second-year-old Zech McPhearson had a good degree working with the second team. He was about to remove Gardner Minshew. McPhearson deserved to be first until the Eagles signed Bradberry. But now he is back as their top back.

7. The 41-on-41 minor offensive that occurred when defense Jared Mayden collided with Britain’s Covey, who took action and flew. The same thing happened to Covey later in the session. At 5-8, 173 pounds, Covey is the lightest player on the list alongside the shooter. Showed Friday.

8. We saw the movement with the recipients on Friday. Quez Watkins was not involved either it changed some things. Greg Ward had the first team as a slot recipient. But we saw AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith take a few reps inside. Although they can play most of their games outside, the Eagles let them in sometimes to use matchups. Brown played a bit in the slot in Tennessee.

9. The incident began in earnest when the Hurts hit Smith deep to the right of James Bradberry for a long time. He hit Smith to the left of Slay later in the session.

10. Former receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside is a newcomer now and looks bigger as he changes. He still faced a mounting battle but took part in the ordeal.

Foolish Look of the Day: During the COVID era, the Eagles created an extra heavy outer room near their heavy room. They were supposed to spread the COVID period. Now, they have a small turf area in their place.

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