Thursday was a night for rookies. As the first-year quarterbacks in Cleveland and Chicago earned loud shouts of praise on social media, one rookie went relatively unheralded despite sacking the quarterback twice.
"Once he got his legs under him, he played well, he played hard," coach Doug Pederson said after the contest, via the Philly Daily News. "It was exciting to see him around the quarterback."
The Tennessee product entered the NFL with a talent for taking down quarterbacks, after busting Reggie White's sack record. The Eagles made him the No. 14 overall pick to bring that oomph off the edge to complement their stout middle.
While the sack didn't come against the Green Bay first team, it displayed the rookie's potential, and willingness to add to his repertoire.