A player who actually flashed a bit of potential during his rookie season last year, Quez Watkins is a name that many were hoping to see pop up on the screen more frequently moving forward. Albeit a very small sample size, Watkins made a few nifty plays towards the end of the 2020 season that showcased some above average RAC ability, including a 30+ yard screen pass that he took in for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals.
Watkins is very fast, that’s why the Philadelphia Eagles drafted him in the first place. He might even be the fastest player on the roster as things currently stand.
However, what stood out about Watkins compared to fellow rookie speedster John Hightower last season was his ability to create after the catch, and run more than one route. Hightower was typically reserved to basic field-stretching concepts, whereas Watkins looked comfortable performing multiple routes.
While his sixth-round status might be turning off the likes of Nick Sirianni when it comes to warranting a bigger role moving forward, he very debatably flashed more potential last season than Reagor. Getting him on the field and utilizing his speed out of the slot could easily give the Eagles offense a boost in 2021.