By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor
Up until last week, the Eagles had received very little impact from their rookies outside of second-round pick Miles Sanders. Sanders has his foot in nearly every aspect of the game possible for a running back and while his running game could use some improvement, he has been very productive. In fact, he is third in the league for yards per touch among running backs with 50 or more touches. Sanders has averaged 5.97 yards per touch with only Dalvin Cook and Matt Breida doing better in that area.
Aside from Sanders, however, the Eagles had almost no production from the rookies they brought in.
First-rounder Andre Dillard had been warming the bench. Second-rounder JJ Arcega-Whiteside got to play a few games and did nothing with that time, making a dropped pass to lose the game his signature play. Defensive end Shareef Miller has been inactive for every game. Quarterback Clayton Thorson is on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. Linebacker TJ Edwards, the only rookie undrafted free agent to crack the roster, had been limited to special teams snaps.
That will change this week in Dallas.