Will DeSean Jackson get back to being the most dangerous receiver in football?
Jackson had his fewest receiving yards, touchdowns and plays of 40 yards or more since his rookie season in 2008. Obviously, his contract situation played a big part. He got his new deal, now, he has to deliver on the field.
Will Jeremy Maclin finally get over the 1,000-yard mark?
Maclin has averaged 850 yards per season in his first three years in the league, but has not reached the 1,000-yard milestone yet. He was well on pace to pass that until shoulder and hamstring injuries derailed his second half. He should be able to answer this question if he can stay healthy.
Will Jason Avant make a bigger impact in the red zone this season?
Avant had just five catches and one touchdown last season inside the 20-yard line. Avant is the best route-runner and has the best hands of all the Eagles receivers. This is a small receiving core that needs its best route-runner to make more plays in critical situations.
Will Riley Cooper be a more physical receiver in 2012?
Cooper is a great special teams player but has been up and down as a wide receiver. At times, he is far too soft when facing man coverage. He is big enough at 6'3", 220 to be able to shield any defensive back from the ball. It remains to be seen if he will actually learn to be more physical.
Is Marvin McNutt a better possession receiver than Riley Cooper?
The biggest difference between Cooper and McNutt is their aggression toward the football. Cooper tends to wait for the ball to come to him while McNutt will cuts his man off and go up and get the football. That sounds great, but until we see it in an actual game, we won't know the answer to this question.
Will Damaris Johnson be the No. 1 punt returner during the regular season?
Johnson is listed first on the Eagles depth chart on punt returns. This means very little until he impresses in an actual game. He has the quickness to be electric as a return man. He also has plenty of experience in college at this role.
Will Chad Hall finally become a full-time member of the Eagles?
Hall has been in and out of the Eagles' roster for the past two seasons. He has been having a pretty good camp so far, but his upside is significantly less than that of McNutt and Johnson. Preseason will make or break his future in Philly.
Is Mardy Gilyard a polished enough receiver to earn a roster spot?
Gilyard is a good return man. The problem for him is that he is maybe the third-best return ace on this team behind Johnson and Brandon Boykin. He has to impress with his ability to get open as a receiver if he wants to make this team.
What is Jamel Hamler's ceiling?
Jamel Hamler isn't going to make this roster—at least not this season. He has done some good things during camp. The coaches are starting to get a feel for his upside. The more potential he shows, the better has chances are of earning a spot on the practice squad.
Can Elvis Akpla contribute on special teams?
Akpla is an exciting young receiver. He lays out for everything that comes his way. He has potential to make this roster next season. Special teams will be the difference for him. If he can contribute on Bobby Apri's unit, he has a shot.
Does Tiger Jones belong in the NFL?
Jones was a standout in the Arena Football league. Now, he's trying to make it in the big leagues. He won't get a lot of opportunities to impress, but he has to take full advantage of the few he gets.
Will McKay Jacobson make a name for himself during preseason?
When most Eagles fans hear the name McKay Jacobson, their first thought is probably who is McKay Jacobson. He won't get many opportunities on the football field, so he has to make plays in his limited opportunities.
Will Andrew Brewer benefit from being an ex-teammate of Mike Kafka in college?
Brewer is only on the Eagles' roster because Ron Johnson dislocated his ankle. He has a small advantage of having some experience with backup quarterback Mike Kafka. Maybe Kafka brags him up and he gets a few more snaps than he should have.