Eagles Rookie Minicamp Day 1 Recap
Yesterday was the start of the Eagles’ 2021 rookie minicamp that will run through Sunday. There was a lot to take away from seeing Philly’s latest draft picks and UDFAs practice in midnight green for the first time. Here are some of the biggest takeaways from day one of rookie minicamp.
Landon Dickerson recovering:
It has only been a few months since second-round selection Landon Dickerson tore his ACL, but he’s been recovering very well. Although he isn’t at full speed, Landon has been jogging and maintaining his conditioning during camp, alongside working on the mental side of the game. Nick Sirianni has said Dickerson had been part of their virtual walkthroughs, and there is no timetable yet for his return.
The star attraction to this weekend’s camp, Smith has impressed everyone early on. Sirianni applauded Smith’s athleticism stating how he catches everything within sight and his ridiculous catch radius. There have been a few clips of Smith catching routes, and although it’s extremely early, it’s hard not to be excited for what he will bring to Philadelphia.
Trevon Grimes on how he landed in Philadelphia:
Florida UDFA receiver Trevon Grimes has been a fan-favorite acquisition this offseason, and it’s not hard to understand why. His athleticism and talent are way off the charts, and he has the potential to be an elite wideout in the NFL in a few years.
Grimes played under Eagles’ new quarterback coach Brian Johnson last season when he was Florida’s offensive coordinator. Trevon mentioned during minicamp that Johnson was a large part of his decision to sign with the Eagles, and the two talked a lot during that decision.
Marlon Tuipulotu injury:
Eagles fans will have to wait just a bit longer to see the USC defensive tackle in action. Philly sat out Marlon the first day of minicamp due to a hamstring injury suffered a few weeks back. His injury doesn’t seem significant, but it will hold him out of this weekend’s camp.
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