Wasn't Danny Watkins supposed to go belly up when the Eagles benched the rookie out of Baylor and signed Kyle DeVan a week before the season opener?
It was pretty clear the Eagles doubted him and the fans could tell Watkins was overwhelmed and not ready for life in the NFL.
In a press conference Andy Reid openly admitted Watkins' transition to the NFL was difficult.
"There were three things I mentioned to you: he moved right from college to the NFL, that's tough," Reid said. "He moved from tackle to guard, that's tough. He moved from the left side to the right side, and that's tough."
He's steadily made progress throughout the year since he got his first start against the Bills back in early October.
How can fans at home tell Watkins is making progress?
You don't hear his name mentioned during the broadcast. During the preseason all we saw was Watkins look like Raggedy Ann against everyone he faced. Now, he looks like a reliable guard who will provide stability at the position for several years.