, he had a really cool internship opportunity in college."ScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Eagles NewsYahoo Eagles Team PageYahoo Eagles ReportYahoo Eagles Depth ChartYahoo Eagles TransactionsYahoo Eagles PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕NFL DraftEagles 2019 NFL DraftJ.J. Arcega-Whiteside already has a lot of friends in the Eagles locker roomNew,22commentsAnd, he had a really cool internship opportunity in college.EDTShareTweetShareShareJ.J. Arcega-Whiteside already has a lot of friends in the Eagles locker roomThe Eagles made a surprise pick at No. 57, snagging the 6-foot-2, 225 receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside out of Stanford.He couldn’t help but break down in tears when he got the call from Philadelphia, saying it hit him all at once, “Man, I’m going to be an Eagle.” Arcega-Whiteside said that he was so excited about joining an organization that does it right, and knows how to win games.Here’s what the newest Eagle wide receiver had to say in his first meeting with the media:On his familiarity with the EaglesJ.J. talked a lot about he’s very familiar with Carson Wentz and his game Womens Jake Elliott Jersey
, both at the college and NFL levels. NDSU prospect Easton Stick is at the same agency as Arcega-Whiteside and they would often study Wentz’s tape because he’s a great example of doing things right. Plus, the Eagles quarterback has been “tearing it up” in the NFL too.The wide receiver also has a good relationship with Zach Ertz, with both hailing from Stanford. J.J. said that they linked up about a month ago, and Ertz is someone he’s seen every offseason the past few years at the facility.Ertz isn’t in Philly at the moment, but wants to get together and catch up as soon as he’s back. And, J.J. said he’ll probably reach out by phone in the next day or two to catch up and get some advice about making the transition to Philly.Arcega-Whiteside is coming in to a very comfortable situation and will have a lot of friends the first day in the locker room. Regarding his connections to the wide receiver room, he has the same agent as Mack Hollins and have hung out a bunch, and he and Nelson Agholor have the same trainer and worked out together before, as well.He’s excited about having that comfort level with all the familiar faces when he joins the team this offseason.J.J. was a team captain at Stanford but he acknowledged that it took time for him to establish that respect among his teammates and knows that he’s coming in as the new guy in Philadelphia. He hasn’t played a down of NFL football yet Derek Barnett Jersey
, and is excited about the leaders and captains for the Eagles that he has to learn from and look up to.On choosing football over basketballBoth of his parents were professional basketball players, but they told him they didn’t care what he did in life as long as it was something he loved, so he didn’t feel any pressure to follow in their footsteps.He decided on football over basketball during his sophomore/junior year of high school when he started getting college offers. He said there was no better feeling than scoring touchdowns, and he knew that basketball wouldn’t give him that same kind of happiness.J.J. said that he chose Stanford over other colleges because it was the best combination of sports and academics, and even met Condoleezza Rice during his visit and even ended up interning for her last year. He even got to meet some ambassadors and other important people, so the contacts were incredible.He was asked a lot about Rice and the type of work he did for her, and her interests in sports. J.J. said that he has no doubt whatever Rice wants to do, whether it’s coach football, be the MLB commissioner http://www.eagleslockerroom.com/authentic-ronald-darby-jersey
, or stay in politics, she’ll be successful and impressive.When will Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery be ready to return? Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is still a few weeks away from returning to the field. Jenny Vrentas noted as much after speaking with the Eagles’ most targeted player in 2017 on Thursday evening.This “news” hardly comes as a surprise since it was originally reported that Jeffery was aiming for a Week 3 return. Maybe that’s still possible. But maybe that’s on the optimistic end and we won’t see Jeffery until Week 4 or Week 5. I could be splitting hairs here but “few” could indicate more than “couple.” In any case, the sooner Jeffery returns to the field healthy, the better for the Eagles. The absence of Philadelphia’s No. 1 receiver was certainly noticeable about the Falcons on Thursday night.Earlier this year when the Eagles and Falcons played in the playoffs, Jeffery led Philly in receiving with four catches for 61 yards. The Eagles’ leading wide receiver on Thursday night ended up being Nelson Agholor with eight receptions for a mere 33 yards (a paltry 4.1 average). The only other Eagles receiver to even catch a pass was DeAndre Carter, whohad a 10-yarder at one point.Speaking of Carter, he played 74% of the Eagles’ offensive snaps last night. Now, I like Carter and I’m certainly rooting for him to succeed, but it’s just not an ideal situation when he has to play that much for this team. Doug Pederson explained that Carter was on the field a lot in the slot because the Eagles wanted to move Agholor to the outside with both Jeffery and Mack Hollins Womens Chris Long Jersey
, who was placed on injured reserve earlier on Thursday, not playing.Getting Jeffery back will allow Agholor to move back inside. It’ll also allow him to draw attention from teams’ best cornerbacks. That should help make life easier on Agholor and Mike Wallace. Or, if a team is going to use a top corner on one of those two guys, then it’s Jeffery who has a favorable matchup.In the meantime, the Eagles will have to continue to find a way to get by with what they have. The good news is that they’re not exactly set to face a bunch of defensive juggernauts in the coming weeks. Here’s how their next three opponents rank in projected defensive DVOA: Week 2 - Buccaneers - 26thWeek 3 - Colts - 28thWeek 4 - Titans - 19th Jeffery’s return should provide a nice boost. He can help the Eagles weather the storm until Carson Wentz gets back. Then the Eagles offense could really start to see some improvement.