‘Big-time player’ DeVonta Smith closes in on DeSean Jackson’s Eagles rookie record

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

As a former wide receiver, Eagles coach Nick Sirianni enjoys drilling his wideouts in practice. His interest piques particularly when the receivers go through unorthodox drills, in which they are forced to make difficult or unusual catches. It is during these instances when rookie DeVonta Smith excels. “I love DeVonta and his work ethic and his mentality — everything he does,” quarterback Jalen Hurts said Wednesday afternoon. “He makes plays and does different things. He’ll high-point a ball or drag his toe in and secure a catch. Those are all remarkable things. “Those are big-time things from…

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