Philadelphia Eagles second-year safety Reed Blankenship is having impressive training camp and continued to shine during joint practices against the Cleveland Browns.
Blankenship took all of all the first-team reps at one of the safety spots on Tuesday’s joint practice while Justin Evans, Sydney Brown and Terrell Edmunds rotated opposite him.
Blankenship had two interceptions yesterday and came away with one Monday’s joint practice. He has been performing this way during all of the training camp.
Local Media, beat writers and coaches have been singing his praises. Blankenship has showcased great awareness, a nose for the ball and a great football IQ.
Blankenship made the Eagles roster last year, as one of three undrafted rookies. He played in 10 games, started four, and saw a rookie-high 291 total snaps. Blankenship made a splash last year and now he’s nailing a starting safety spot on the Eagles defense.
The undrafted second-year player out of Middle Tennessee State is having the the best summer of any Eagles defensive player. He is showing growth as player and is playing with tremendous confidence, as per Eagles beat writers.
Blankenship is a great find by the Eagles scouts. He definitely should have been selected during the NFL draft. The Eagles have gem in him and it will interesting to see him in a starting role this year.
Eagles safety Reed Blankenship. Photo courtesy of John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images