Eagles could beat Vikings with their own weapon on Monday

The Philadelphia Eagles made a smart waiver request this week, picking up Janarius Robinson from the Minnesota Vikings’ practice squad.

Why is this relevant?

First, Philly needs a replacement for Derek Barnett, and Robinson can provide them with depth inside. From a football perspective, that makes a lot of sense.

But perhaps more importantly, the Eagles take on the Vikings this weekend on Monday Night Football. Could Robinson give them a tip or two? It’s certainly not the first time opposing teams have tried this trick, but with varying success rates.

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Robinson was a former fourth-round draft pick, so he has a natural talent to fall back on. His college scouting report shows a mix of height and athleticism. The following, via Lance Zierlein of NFL.com, provides some insight into what Philadelphia sees in Robinson:

“Trait-based edge defender with the potential to play standing up or as a front pair. Studying the tape can be a frustrating exercise, as the same player doesn’t always show up from game to game. He’s an agile athlete with rare length and has the traits to make plays to the next level, but his wingspan is often wasted due to a lack of skillful use of the hand, and he seems content to put it on. cruise control in certain situations. He has the physical tools and athletic ability to play in the league, but his ceiling and floor could be defined by his drive and willingness to put in the work necessary to improve.

The former Florida State Seminoles star is getting a fresh start in Philadelphia. It remains to be seen if he can reinvent himself in the City of Brotherly Love, or if the Eagles will get similar results from him.

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