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PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 12: Tyree Jackson #80 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field on August 12, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

By Dylan MacKinnon

Every year there is that one player in camp. The guy who goes from undrafted/ late round pick/ minor offseason signing, to being the guy everyone is talking about. This year the two names on everyone’s lips are former 6th round pick Quez Watkins, and former QB turned TE Tyree Jackson. Quez has dazzled everyone with his speed, while Jackson’s combination of size and agility has people thinking he could grow into a legit NFL TE.

So with those two shining brightly, I wanted to take a look back at the camp darlings of prior years, apart from last year where the lack of a preseason prevented us from truly falling in love with any surprising players. Lets look at the summer loves of old, and if those relationships blossomed, or withered come the fall.