Pro Football Focus: Quez Watkins is Eagles’ Most ‘Intriguing Player’ in 2022
The Philadelphia Eagles have plenty of intriguing players entering the 2022 season, but which one of the most "intriguing player"?
With training camp about to end and preseason games about to begin, there are plenty of intriguing players to keep an eye on during the three game exhibition slate.
Pro Football Focus’ Ari Meirov went through all 32 NFL rosters to pick the most “intriguing player” from each team, and for the Philadelphia Eagles, he went with third-year receiver Quez Watkins.
Watkins broke out last season with 43 catches, 647 receiving yards and a 73.6 receiving grade in his first year under coach Nick Sirianni. With A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert taking up most of the attention, the speedy Watkins could have a chance to thrive in a ton of one-on-one opportunities this season.
The 2020 sixth-round pick could have a big role in the Eagles offense this season.
The 24-year-old appeared in all 17 games last season games for the Eagles, hauling in 43 catches for 647 yards and one touchdown.
Watkins’s best game of the season came in the teams Week 17 game against the Dallas Cowboys, where he put up five receptions for 84 yards and his only touchdown of the season.
The receiver also showed his big-play ability back in Week 2, hauling in two passes for 117 yards, including a 91-yard reception from Jalen Hurts. .
With A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert getting much of the attention in the offense, Watkins could find himself with more big-play in 2022, which could result in a bigger season than he had in 2021.
Is Watkins the most "intriguing player" to you?
I would sat he is on my list of guys I am most intrigued by, but I might go with safety Marcus Epps, Kyzir White or T.J. Edwards at linebacker and Kenny Gainwell at running back as mine.