The Eagles begin their 2021 season tomorrow down in Atlanta. DeVonta Smith will be making his Eagles and NFL debut tomorrow and the Heisman winner has the whole fan base excited. It is tough to predict how well DeVonta will do in his debut but given the opponent, there is a chance he has a huge first game.
The Atlanta Falcons had one of the worst defenses in the league last year and their secondary is one of the worst in the NFL. The Falcons gave up the most passing yards per game on average last year at 293.6. Add that to a defensive line that has trouble rushing the passer and all the stars are aligning for DeVonta to have a monster game.
Even though DeVonta and Jalen have the Alabama connection, they still haven’t gotten a whole lot of work in this preseason. With DeVonta’s knee injury and then Jalens stomach issue, neither got to play together in the preseason. Now the two did get plenty of work together in practice, but we haven’t been able to see that practice translate to the field even if it just is preseason. We also have no idea how coach Sirianni will call his first game as an NFL head coach but he will definitely have a lot of plays drawn up for DeVonta.
The excitement in the city is growing and growing as kickoff nears. The fans have been craving to see Jalen and DeVonta play together in the green and white, and tomorrow their wish will come true. This is a perfect matchup for the Eagles’ offense as a whole. The Falcons defense isn’t going to overpower you and this gives the team a good chance to really move the ball.
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I am expecting the Eagles’ offense to have a big day as a whole and DeVonta will likely be one of the main targets. The Eagles traded up for DeVonta for a reason and that will be shown Sunday. I believe Smith will finish with a stat line with over 100 receiving yards and will add in his first career NFL touchdown catch. This is an extremely bold prediction, but I have faith in the standout rookie. Getting the chance to finally see him in the green and white for a meaningful game will be a beautiful sight and kickoff can’t come soon enough.
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