One of the biggest questions that surround NFL training camp is who eventually makes the final 53-man roster. With Eagles camp just about two weeks away, it’s time to speculate who will make the final cut and be a part of the 2022 Philadelphia Eagles.
TE’s on the Roster
Dallas Goedert, Tyree Jackson, Richard Rodgers, Jack Stoll, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Grant Calcaterra, Noah Togiai
TE’s the Eagles will keep on the 53
Dallas Goedert, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Grant Calcaterra
The Eagles have seven tight ends on the roster right now. Seven.
A vast majority of these tight ends won’t be on the roster this season and there are plenty of players that won’t make the final 53 man roster. As we currently stand, I have the Eagles using six receivers, four running-backs and three quarterbacks. 13 total players and 40 more spots to go.
Dallas Goedert is really the only lock for the Eagles at the TE position. One of the best and most complete tight end’s in the game today Dallas Goedert will have a full year as the #1 option at TE which should only help him flourish with AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith in the passing game.
Tyree Jackson could be on the PUP list after suffering a torn ACL at the end of the season last year. Richard Rodgers is always bouncing around as the third tight end, and Jack Stoll had a pretty solid year as the team’s blocking tight end.
The real question mark will be JJ Arcega-Whiteside. The second round pick is changing positions this year in what could be his last chance at an NFL roster. His strong blocking skills lead me to believe he could actually be a solid option at tight end. If he has a good training camp, he could be the second option as the blocking tight end for the Eagles.
I also don’t see the team cutting Grant Calcaterra. The 2022 sixth round selection has had concussion issues in college but is a solid receiver. A strong and healthy pre-season could mean that Calcaterra makes the roster over guys like Rodgers, and Stoll.
The Eagles have a history of carrying two “pass-catching” tight ends and a “run-blocking” tight end. You could, in theory, use any combination outside of Dallas Goedert to make the 53, but I think JJAW’s position change better suits him for success, as well as Calcaterra being a higher-upside prospect than Richard Rodgers.
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