Stock watch: How are Eagles players looking going into week 2?

NFL: SEP 13 Eagles at Washington Football Team
LANDOVER, MD – SEPTEMBER 13: Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (24) defends a pass intended for Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) during the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Football Team NFL game at FedEx Field on September 13, 2020 in Landover, MD. (Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire)

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Dallas Goedert

Goedert took full advantage of a group of linebackers that couldn’t cover him. The 25-year-old caught 8 of 9 targets for 101 receiving yards and a touchdown. It finally looked as if things came full circle for the stud tight end as he looked unguardable in the first half.

Once the Eagles strayed away from the offensive gameplan, it seemed as if he disappeared. Fortunately, the team will be facing another group of linebackers that may not be able to keep up with Goedert and Ertz.

Dallas Goedert is already trending to surpass his receiving yard total of 607 yards from last season as the coaching staff is looking to stick with their 12-personnel setups. Expect Goedert to continue his rise as long as he can stay healthy.

The secondary

I’ve said it before and ill say it again: The Eagles finally have an elite cornerback. While Slay isn’t perfect, he did everything that the team needed him to do against Washington. Slay held the speedy Terry McLaurin to only 30 receiving yards on 3 catches. His presence looked to create a new dynamic in the secondary as Avonte Maddox and Nickell Robey-Coleman joined the party allowing just 7 catches for 88 yards combined. Not a bad stat line from a secondary that had a complete facelift this offseason. The Eagles as a whole only allowed 239 yards which was good enough to rank one in the NFL.

Josh Sweat

With the absence of Derek Barnett in week one, Josh Sweat stood out in a big way. He finished with a sack and a forced fumble, while also receiving praise from his DC Jim Schwartz.

Schwartz stated the Sweat is one of their most improved players this season so far. Last year, the FSU product finished with four sacks, seven tackles for loss, and fifteen pressures.

The third-year pro could unseat Barnett if he’s able to hold up for the entire season.

Jalen Reagor

While Reagor didn’t have the most outstanding day of all time, he did own the biggest moment of the game. Reagor was on the receiving end of an incredible 55-yard catch that may have taken every Eagles fan off of their seats. Unfortunately, he was also included in two plays that the rookie wished he could take back.

Reagor admitted to slowing down on a big deep pass by Wentz and also admitted that he should’ve fought for the ball that was intercepted. Simple mistakes that can be fixed moving forward but the maturity of the rookie is really shining as the Eagles may have found their playmaker for years to come.

(Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire