Eagles camp: Ranking the options to emerge as Philly’s undrafted preseason fan favorite – Philadelphia Eagles News

Eagles camp: Ranking the options to emerge as Philly’s undrafted preseason fan favorite – Philadelphia Eagles News

PHILADELPHIA — Remember the buzz surrounding Paul Turner last summer?

 

If you’re an Eagles fan, it’s hard to forget. Turner entered training camp as an undrafted afterthought, an undersized wide receiver facing a steep uphill battle to claw his way anywhere near the 53-man roster.

 

And by the final week of the preseason, Turner captivated Philadelphia. He led all NFL players in receptions in exhibition games, returned a punt for a touchdown and caught the attention of fans across the region, many of whom rejoiced when the Louisiana Tech product earned a promotion to the active roster late in the regular season.

 

So, who will be this year’s Paul Turner?

 

The Eagles won’t always have a clear-cut preseason fan favorite rise from the ranks of the undrafted, but it’s fun to consider some options. After watching the first week of training camp, I figured I’d rank a few of the players who fit the Turner mold and could steal the hearts of the always passionate Philadelphia fan base.

 

Here’s the criteria for this exercise:

 

1) The players must be undrafted and have no NFL game experience (they can be rookies or training camp veterans who haven’t yet made a regular-season appearance).

 

2) We’ll rank players based on their potential to impress on the field and earn admiration from fans.

 

All right, let’s get to it.

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