Jalen Hurts is a rookie to watch for the Philadelphia Eagles, and because of Carson Wentz’ injury history, may get a better shot at serious playing time. In fact, that’s already happened some this preseason.

ESPN analyst Damien Woody expects big things for the former Oklahoma and Alabama quarterback.

“Jalen Hurts will start multiple games this year for the Philadelphia Eagles,” Woody said. “I know people were surprised when Jalen went in the second round. But this is a young man who’s played a lot of winning football between Alabama and Oklahoma. We’ve seen the injuries to the offensive line of the Philadelphia Eagles and I think Jalen Hurts will come in some time for the injured Carson Wentz, and start some games for the Philadelphia Eagles.”

Hurts has gradually received more buzz as training camp went on.

Eagles offensive assistant Rich Scangarello said that Hurts has done a great job learning the nuances of the NFL game.

“He’s a sponge,” Scangarello said, per Delaware online. “It’s important to him. I think that’s one of the reasons he was so important to this organization in the draft and why he’s here. But the NFL is a whole different world. Snap count, motions, breaking the huddle, getting in the huddle, visualization, how you accentuate plays in the huddle.

“All those things, they’re so little, but so big in the process of developing as a quarterback. He’s approached it the right way and really done a nice job.”