Author: Zach Deal

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Sports Writer for Gridiron Heroics covering the Philadelphia Eagles & more!

It’s been nearly a decade since the Philadelphia Eagles have had a WR surpass 1,000 receiving yards in a season. Although, former Eagles TE Zach Ertz eclipsed the milestone in 2018, you have to date back to Jeremy Maclin’s 2014 season for the last 1k campaign at WR.  2022 presents Philadelphia with its best chance to shake this trend. Offseason addition of star Wideout, AJ Brown, helps the cause, having posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in his first 2 years in the NFL, 2020 doing so as a rookie, on only 52 receptions (20.2 YPR). 2021 1st round pick, DeVonta Smith,…

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Entering his 4th year in the Pros, it’s crazy to think Eagles RB Miles Sanders has yet to eclipse 1k rushing yards in a season. Although, pacing himself with the League’s best in YPR (5.5 tied for 2nd amongst RBs in 2021), Sanders has yet to hit the plateaus of 200+ carries or 1,000 yards rushing in his first 3 seasons in Philadelphia. In fact, Sanders failed to even scored a touchdown in 2021, after totaling 6 in each of his first two seasons. Sanders did miss 5 games last season, but as a part of the League’s #1 rushing…

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It’s no secret the Eagles have struggled to find impact WRs in the NFL Draft over the past decade. Of the 11 WRs drafted since 2012, none have gotten a second contract in Philadelphia. Woes like this lead to Philly rolling the dice, trading 2022 18th / 101st overall picks to land star Wideout AJ Brown. After a promising rookie campaign from 2021 10th overall DeVonta Smith, the receiving core still lacked  depth. A-lot of that having to do with production issues from 2020 1st rounder, Jalen Reagor. Although showing flashes with the ball in his hands throughout his first…

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