The writing is on the wall for these Philadelphia Eagles. That’s because these five, as long as they can stay healthy, are almost certainly headed for breakout success in 2014.
While it’s still too soon to say for sure what they have exactly in many cases, the Eagles do have several players who appear to be on the cusp of making the jump from “solid starter” to “star.” In a handful of cases, this is the year where they are expected make the leap.
We’re not talking about guys like quarterback Nick Foles, who led the NFL in passer rating in ’13, or cornerback Brandon Boykin, who was tied for second in interceptions. We’re talking about genuine breakthrough campaigns that should gain these individuals new recognition.
Not only that, but it’s probably now or never for quite a few of the names on this list. We’re looking at players who in most cases have a minimum of a couple of years in the league. Most will likely reveal their ceiling over the next season, or two if we’re being generous.
Where appropriate, we’ll also touch on how their performances at Eagles training camp could reveal even more reason why these players are poised to break out.