Yep..that’s right. We’re saying that this veteran entering his seventh year may be a name to watch as we head into week two of Pre-Season. Why? Let us explain.
E.J. Biggers didn’t exactly fly in Washington in his past two seasons..if you don’t count him flying into DeSean Jackson head to head.. but Chip decided to pick him up in the off-season. He has played in 76 games in his career, only starting 31..he’s hardly explosive but he has a lot to give.
With JaCorey Shepherd falling injured, it left a big space for the likes of 2014 pick Jaylen Watkins and Biggers to impress in pre-season and earn a roster spot.
For Biggers though, it’s do or die. It’s his seventh season in the league and has never really been regarded as an elite defensive back. But that may all change in Philly. Against the Colts he had a very promising game, not allowing a single reception on three targets to go along with a tidy pass breakup. Biggers was easily one of the most eyebrow raising DB’s in the pre-season opening game. The 28 year old was able to run with the best of them, even explosive rookie Phillip Dorsett.
I have always described Dorsett as a smaller Agholor and he’s a perfect fit for the Colts. But he could not escape Biggers’ back pocket all game.
What may be his saving grace is his natural versatility. He has played in just about every role in the DB position and even as a Safety in Washington. With Eric Rower and Jaylen Watkins taking most of the reps on the inside, it was this versatility that got Biggers a stage to impress on by playing on the outside.
Whilst his future in Philly remains uncertain as he’s only on a one year deal, but his experience and versatility will certainly benefit him. If he can continue to play at such an impressive level in the remaining pre-season games..he may well become a surprise name in the final 53 man roster. Don’t sleep on him jut yet.