PFF names Reed Blankenship as the Eagles 2023 breakout candidate

Philadelphia has several candidates on the roster looking for a breakout season, and PFF pegged second-year safety Reed Blankenship as that guy for the Eagles.

The Eagles lost both starting safeties in Marcus Epps and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson in free agency, so former undrafted free agent Reed Blankenship should play a major role on the Philadelphia defense in 2022.

Blankenship made an impact last year when he got more playing time during Gardner-Johnson’s injury, as his 76.2 PFF grade ranked 21st at the position over the last seven weeks of the season.

The former Middle Tennesee State safety saw action in 10 games with four starts after making the Eagles’ 53-man roster as an undrafted free agent.

Blankenship finished with 34 tackles, two passes defended, and one interception in a talented secondary.

Even with Philadelphia signing Terrell Edmunds and Justin Evans and drafting Sydney Brown, Blankenship has all the looks of a starter in 2023.

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Eagles’ 2023 Breakout Candidate Named as Reed Blankenship by PFF

According to Pro Football Focus (PFF), second-year safety Reed Blankenship is a candidate for a breakout season with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2023. With the departure of both starting safeties, Blankenship is expected to play a significant role in the team’s defense this season. In 2022, Blankenship made an impact on the defense, ranking 21st at his position in PFF grades over the last seven weeks of the season. Despite the Eagles signing other safeties and drafting one, Blankenship is considered a potential starter in 2023.

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