2012 will be a great year to check out the Philadelphia Eagles training camp in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. There isn't a quarterback controversy or any major positions up for grabs, but there are some younger players that will be gunning for some key role positions and a couple of starting spots.
What really makes the Eagles camp battles so interesting is their impressive late-round draft picks and a few undrafted free-agent pickups. You take away the Dallas Cowboys' first-round pick, Morris Claiborne, you can make the argument the Eagles had a better draft haul with just their late-round draft picks and their undrafted players than the Cowboys had the entire draft. They will make training camp exciting.
After the sixth round, the Eagles drafted running back Bryce Brown, wide receiver Damaris Johnson, safety Phillip Thomas, punter Ryan Tydlacka, cornerback Cliff Harris and running back Chris Polk. Bryce Brown had just three carries in the 2011 season while both Harris and Johnson missed the 2011 season altogether. All three players would have been drafted had they stayed out of trouble and on the field their senior seasons. Polk has injury concerns, and Tydlacka wasn't seen as an elite college punter. All of these players will push for starting jobs this summer.
The Eagles are loaded with up-and-coming talent. There is competition everywhere minus outside of the skill positions that are pretty much set. Michael Vick isn't going to get any competition, but his left tackle, backup and No. 2 running back will certainly see plenty up at Lehigh University.