Here at Pylon we will begin a new Pylon Player of the Week segment highlighting the top player performances each week during the 2017 football season. Each player selected for the coveted Player of the Week award will be a Pylon Alum who has appeared in past Pylon 7on7 events. These former players are handpicked from Pylon’s list of over 1,500 student-athletes who have played Division I college football and over 175 professional players who have earned their way onto an NFL roster.
The Pylon Player of the Week for NFL Week 5 goes to Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor. The third-year veteran caught four passes for 93 yards and a touchdown in a 34-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
As a rookie, Agholor showed signs of adjusting to the league, ultimately leaving Eagles fans desperate for production from the talented wideout. He followed his rookie season with a forgettable 2016 campaign plagued by dropped balls and more inconsistent play. The Eagles front office and its fanbase had been waiting for a breakout game from their former first rounder. In Week 5, Agholor answered the call.
Agholor’s third quarter touchdown displayed all of the attributes he was praised for coming out of USC – good route running, ability to separate from defenders, and deceptive speed. He capped off the 72-yarder by falling backwards into the end zone, paying homage to former teammate DeSean Jackson.
Agholor has already surpassed his touchdown total from last season, and is only 95 yards away from eclipsing his receiving total as well. As the connection between Wentz and Agholor grows, Philadelphia could be positioning themselves for a NFC East title and a significant postseason run.