Pressure now on Mack Hollins to show Eagles wideout worth roster spot

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The Philadelphia Eagles would love to see Mack Hollins bounce back in 2019 after seeing how things turned out last year.

After missing all of last year due to an injury, there was some speculation over whether the Philadelphia Eagles would move on from Mack Hollins leading up to Saturday’s deadline for roster cutes, and replace the wideout with someone else.

When looking at the impacts made by other players such as Greg Ward and Marken Michel, all eyes were on the Eagles to see if they would give one of these other players a shot over Hollins to avoid another situation like last year.

As Philadelphia fans now know, Hollins did end up earning one of the roster spots at wide receiver, which seems like the right move since from an experience perspective, he had the advantage over both Ward and Michel.

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However, now the pressure will be on Hollins to prove that Philadelphia made the right decision after trimming down the roster to 53 players, especially since finding playing time will be difficult with a crowded group of receivers.

Looking at the current group of receivers on the Eagles, one can only imagine the kind of numbers Carson Wentz is going to put up in 2019, because the unit is stacked.

Philadelphia was already fortunate enough to have a strong group consisting of Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor, but the team also added DeSean Jackson and rookie JJ Arcega-Whiteside to the mix this offseason as well.

Assuming the Eagles find a way to use Arcega-Whiteside as much as possible during his rookie campaign, this means Hollins will be sitting in the No. 5 spot on the depth chart at the position.

Even though the 16 catches for 226 yards with a touchdown recorded by Hollins in 2017 as a rookie may not stand out compared to other receivers, but Philadelphia clearly loved his long-term potential.

Rightfully so, the Eagles would love nothing more than to see Hollins stay healthy enough to make a serious impact during the 2019 season to show the long-term potential still deserves to be in place.

Otherwise, Hollins could find himself in another position around this time next year where Philadelphia is weighing whether he’s even worth a roster spot, which nobody wants to see happen.